March 22, 2006Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on the Middle East and intelligence matters, says three years after the invasion of Iraq, the United States has left a destructive legacy. Cordesman, of the Cen…
October 4, 2005Iraq
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on political and military affairs in Iraq, says there are probably between 20,000 and 30,000 insurgents in Iraq, and about 10 percent to 12 percent are foreigne…
June 4, 2019South Africa
Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on national television the selection of South Africa’s new cabinet. Although there was no surprise to see the names of such competent officials as Pravan Gordhan, Ephraim Patel, Naledi Pandor, Lindiwe Sisulu, and Tito Mboweni, Ramaphosa’s selection of Patricia de Lille as minister of public works and enterprises really “put the cat among the pigeons.”
February 20, 2008Democracy
Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on Iraq and Afghanistan security issues, found the situation in Afghanistan discouraging during a recent visit, but notes military gains in Iraq.
April 2, 2009Pakistan
Defense expert Anthony H. Cordesman says President Obama "has outlined what many people feel is the best available strategy" on Afghanistan but that it will take many months to know how his plans wil…
September 8, 2008Afghanistan
Anthony H. Cordesman, an expert on military affairs, says that "substantial progress" has been achieved in Iraq but that political questions leave the future open to question.
December 27, 2018United States
Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2018 who through…