Max Boot says, "Unless the U.S. does more to address the Iraqi prime minister's postelection moves, billions of dollars and thousands of lives could be for naught."
CFR President Richard N. Haass discusses strategies for teaching the Afghanistan and Iraq wars with professors as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Iraq's political standoff may be resolved with a compromise candidate, says CFR's Rachel Schneller. But it won't happen according to a U.S. timetable. And it shouldn't affect U.S. plans to withdraw combat troops this summer.
A judicial ruling in Iraq could delay the formation of a new government until the fall, increasing the risk of a planned U.S. drawdown of troops by the end of August, says CFR's Brett McGurk.
Listen to NPR's Foreign Correspondent Deborah Amos discuss her new book Eclipse of the Sunnis, about the forced migration of the Sunnis from Iraq following the outbreak of sectarian violence in the wake of the U.S.-led invasion of the country, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series.
The U.S. should consider postponing its planned August pullout from Iraq for several months to help maintain stability as post-election political jockeying and opportunistic violence by al-Qaeda in Iraq play themselves out, writes CFR Iraq expert Brett McGurk.
The close, completed counts in Iraq's elections mean that it will take months of coalition-building, and Sunni-Shiite political tensions, before it's clear who will head the new government, says CFR expert Meghan O'Sullivan.
Watch filmakers Kristian Fraga and Michael Scotti reflect on their documentary, Severe Clear.
Listen to filmakers Kristian Fraga and Michael Scotti reflect on their documentary, Severe Clear.
Watch experts analyze the results and political implications of the March 2010 Iraqi elections.
Listen to experts analyze the results and political implications of the March 2010 Iraqi elections.
Experts analyze the results and political implications of the March 2010 Iraqi elections.
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Iraq's security forces performed especially well during parliamentary elections but a big test looms in the months ahead as votes are counted and Iraqi factions try to form a government, says CFR's Brett McGurk.
Meghan L. O'Sullivan discusses why, in Iraq, "the process of forming a government is likely to be prolonged."
In this guide to the Iraqi elections, Foreign Policy takes a look at the manifold parties, coalitions, and sects involved, providing a comprehensive profile of each party's leadership, main constituency, power center, and history.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
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