Analysis Brief

A Menu of Options on Iraq

President Bush is studying a variety of options in the current review of U.S. Iraq policy, all of which involve embedding more U.S. military advisers with Iraqi forces. But how else can U.S. policy help increase chances of success in Iraq?

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Analysis Brief

Seventy-Nine Ways to Fix Iraq

The Iraq Study Group’s report admits the situation in Iraq is “grave and deteriorating,” recommends greater regional diplomacy, and calls for shifting the U.S. military focus from combat to a supportive role.

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Analysis Brief

What ‘Civil War’ Means for Iraq

Escalating sectarian violence in Iraq has prompted a debate among members of the media and foreign policy community over whether the conflict qualifies as a “civil war.” The debate sets the backdrop for a bipartisan commission’s recommendations on what to do next in Iraq.

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