Stopping three decades of unnecessary bungling.
Robert Kagan's Return of History ignores the Iraqi elephant in the room.
Today, tomorrow, or yesterday?
Iran’s goals of building a mutually beneficial relationship with Iraq and of undermining the American occupation are at odds with each other, writes Vali Nasr. These conflicting objectives have resulted in Tehran’s first major setback in Iraq.
Tens of thousands of Iraqis who worked for the United States in Iraq have been labeled as collaborators and are marked for death. One former USAID worker is fighting to save them.
Listen to CFR fellows Stephen Biddle and Vali Nasr discuss their recent trip to Iraq.
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Vali Nasr and Stephen Biddle, Senior Fellows at the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss the political climate and the status of security forces in Iraq following their recent visits to the region.
U.S. efforts to negotiate a long-term security agreement with Iraq are dividing Iraqi political parties and raising questions about the future of U.S. operations.
“For every two steps forward in Iraq, there is also a step backward,” says Max Boot, referring to the faltering negotiations between the U.S. and Iraqi governments over the conditions of the United States’ continued presence in Iraq. Sticking points include whether U.S. soldiers and private security contractors will maintain immunity from Iraqi prosecution, and whether the U.S. will continue to have the freedom to detain terrorist suspects without Iraqi approval.
diyaCFR military expert Stephen Biddle sees improvements in Iraqi security forces but worries about an erosion in stability if the U.S. military presence is sharply reduced.
In the first part of this series, Michael Goldfarb follows Saddam Hussein's upheaval in March 2003 through the eyes of Ahmad Shawkat, an Iraqi Kurd.
No Iraqi or U.S. government office regularly releases publicly available statistics on Iraqi civilian deaths or civilians who have been wounded. This report presents various governmental and nongovernmental estimates of Iraqi civilian dead and wounded to give a better estimate of the war's casualties.
International relief agencies say promises by Washington and Baghdad to adopt policies addressing Iraq's growing humanitarian needs have failed to materialize.
Said I. Hakki, president of the Iraqi Red Crescent Organization, explains why Iraq's refugee crisis is at a tipping point.
Recent clashes and a cease-fire in Sadr City highlight the political jockeying and often confusing military skirmishes between Iraqis.
The anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, virtually unknown before the collapse of Saddam Hussein's government, has leveraged his family name to become one of the most influential Shiite leaders in modern-day Iraq.
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To encourage the free flow of conversation, the 2011 Corporate Conference was entirely not-for-attribution; however, several conference speakers joined us for sideline interviews further exploring their areas of expertise.
Former Treasury secretary Robert E. Rubin and Nobel Laureate economist Michael Spence on the global economic outlook.
Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose and Edward Morse on energy geopolitics.
Additional conference videos include:
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More