March 30, 2009
U.S. and Western military officials are calling on Iran to help stabilize Afghanistan, but historic tensions and allegations of arming militants raise doubts about Tehran’s intent.
February 5, 2009
Iraq’s provincial elections provide signals about the maturity of the country’s political system, as well as highlight new power brokers in the provinces.
August 25, 2008
A look into Pakistan’s institutions, civil society, and the various players less known.
March 3, 2008
Iran’s influence in Iraq is the subject of enormous speculation. The United States is taking steps to counter that influence.
December 8, 2006
As he weighs options on Iraq, President Bush will consider not only the Iraq Study Group report but also pending in-house reports from the National Security Council and the Pentagon.
October 24, 2006
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki faces the unenviable task of refereeing Iraq’s many ethno-religious factions while subduing sectarian violence on the streets. His relationship to a powerful Shii…
September 11, 2006
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is under increasing pressure from NATO and the United States to clamp down on Taliban militants, but internal resistance from Pakistani Islamists is preventing hi…
June 28, 2006
Violence in oil-rich Basra, Iraq’s second largest city, is one of the most serious security challenges facing Iraq ’s new government.
March 30, 2006
Washington’s opposition to the Shiites’ nomination for prime minister highlights the growing strain in U.S.-Shiite relations in Iraq. The reaction of some Shiite leaders suggests U.S. influence in Ir…
March 14, 2006
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