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February 20, 2008

Democracy
Cordesman: U.S. Making ‘Major’ Security Gains in Iraq but Needs to Stay for Years to Come

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.

January 14, 2008

Afghanistan
Cordesman: Despite Gains, Future in Iraq, Afghanistan Remains ‘Uncertain’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on military and security developments in Iraq and Afghanistan, says that despite some gains, the situation in both countries remains tenuous.

June 18, 2007

Palestinian Territories
Cordesman: Gaza Isolated But Hamas Not Easily Contained

Anthony H. Cordesman, an expert on Middle East strategic issues, says Hamas’ seizure of Gaza raises broader Middle East questions about al-Qaeda and Hezbollah in Lebanon.

May 14, 2007

Iraq
Cordesman: U.S.-Iran Talks on Iraq Useful, But Unlikely to Produce Immediate Results

Anthony H. Cordesman, a well-known expert on Middle East political and military affairs, says the announced ambassadorial-level talks between Iran and the United States on Iraq security “may lay the …

January 18, 2007

Iraq
Cordesman: ’Victory’ in Iraq Possible But Not Probable

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading strategic analyst of the Iraqi war, says the Bush administration’s latest strategy on Iraq makes victory there “possible” but “the problem is it also isn’t probable.”

January 5, 2007

Iraq
Cordesman: In Iraq Speech, Bush Must ‘Admit Failures’ and Produce ‘Credible Plan’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a prominent analyst of the Iraq war, says if President Bush does not produce a credible, persuasive plan in his Iraq policy speech, “he is going to be perceived relatively quick…

September 5, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Cordesman: Civil War Can Break Out Anytime In Iraq

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading analyst of the Iraq war, says the next two years may be decisive in finding out whether a civil war breaks out in that country, necessitating a U.S. pullout, or whethe…

June 7, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Cordesman: Report to Congress on Iraq War Borders on ’Deception’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading analyst of the Iraq war, says that the Defense Department’s latest report to Congress on the status of the Iraq war borders on "deception" by painting an overly upbeat…

March 22, 2006

Iraq
Cordesman: After Three Years of War, Results are Disastrous

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…

December 15, 2005

Elections and Voting
Cordesman: Iraqi Election Results Uncertain for Months

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading expert on political and military affairs in Iraq, says it may take several months to evaluate the results of the elections for the National Assembly just held in Iraq…