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Social Media: Hotspots: Iraq

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On Democracy in Iraq
The author describes the progress made by Shiite-led democratic forces, the need to support President Bush’s troop surge, and the dangers involved in a precipitous withdrawal of American forces from I... Read More...


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Humanitarian Space in Iraq?
Argues for increased international action to address the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. By S.R. Brophy. (IA-Forum, 03/11/2007) Read More...


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Iraqization - Not Democratization
Analysis of the Iraq conflict and call to reinspect democratization policy efforts. By Alan Hootnick. (2/5/2007) Read More...


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Europeans' chill deepens on US policy
The author confronts a growing problem for America's European allies: reconciling domestic opinion with unpopular foreign policy. By Robert Marquand (Christian Science Monitor, 2/23/2007). Read More...


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For Success in Iraq, US Forces Must Out-Innovate Insurgents
The author argues that US forces must adopt a bottom-up approach to tactical innovation in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing tactics of modern insurgents. By Guy Ben-Ari and Shawn Brimley. ... Read More...


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IA-Forum Interview: Assist. Prof. Colin Kahl
IA-Forum speaks with Assist. Prof. Colin Kahl about how the US is fighting the war in Iraq and improvements in the way it fights. By Stefan Daniels. (IA-Forum, 12/5/2006) Read More...


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Plans for a Post-‘Surge’ Iraq
Detailing a gradual disengagement plan for Iraq, post troop surge. By Steven N. Simon (Council on Foreign Relations, 02/09/2007) Read More...


Operation “Freedom From Iraq”
Operation “Freedom From Iraq”
Even the most idealistic of Iraq’s partisans can’t weigh the mountain of dead against the nation’s “messy freedom” and find solace. The President concedes that regional terror is up, Iran and Syria e... Read More...


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Iraq War Fuels Global Jihad
While many scholars and academics have paid credence to the rise in global jihad following the Iraq War, here the author draws two credible points: top American policymakers have little apprecia... Read More...


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Responses to Iraq Study Report
Global commentary and discussion about the Iraq Study Report. (12/13/2006) Read More...


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Endangered Advisers
Author says the Iraq Study Group’s advice to increase the number of advisers while decreasing the number of combatants will lead to disaster. By Andrew Exum. (New York Times, 12/10/2006) Read More...


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Close the Bases
To stop the slide to civil war in Iraq, international mediators must negotiate directly with the Sunni insurgency that has been seeking talks with the US for three years; offer amnesty; roll back de-B... Read More...


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Intenational Affairs Forum Interview: Peter Beinart and Scott McConnell
Peter Beinart, editor-at-large of the New Republic and Scott McConnell, current editor of The American Conservative, discuss questions about the UN and US foreign policy. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 1... Read More...


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The Saddam Verdict and the Insurgency
The author explains how the death sentence of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein will serve to strengthen the Sunni insurgency in Iraq. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy... Read More...


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The State of Iraq: An Update
The authors discuss the current status of Iraq in terms of economics, politics, security, education, and infrastructure. By Nina Kamp and Michael E. O'Hanlon. (Brookings Institution, 10/1/2006) Read More...


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Breathing Room
U.S. policy in Iraq—and elsewhere around the world—ought to be based on reality. Iraq is already a partitioned country. Recognizing that allows us to craft a strategy to salvage success. by Joseph R.... Read More...


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The High Price of Friendship
The author writes that the Bush Administration is using coalition warfare in Iraq not to share the costs of waging war, but to establish political legitimacy for its foreign policy. By Patricia Weitsm... Read More...


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Service in Iraq: Just How Risky?
The Pentagon is very forthright about casualty lists for Iraq. However, as the authors point out, deaths alone don't indicate the risk for an individual serving in Iraq. By Samuel Preston and Emily Bu... Read More...


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Killing Won't Win This War
The author says defeating an insurgency requires more than simply killing insurgents, but rather winning the "hearts and minds" of the population, an essential strategy for prying the population away ... Read More...


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A Call to Support Democracy
Iraq's ambassador to the US pleads his case for America to stay the course in Iraq. By Samir Sumaida'ie. (Washington Post, 8/21/2006) Read More...


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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq
Video of book event at New America Foundation featuring Tom Rick, author of Fiasco, former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson in an important examination of the challenges faced in Ira... Read More...


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Asymmetrical war: Counterinsurgency, by the book
The authors argue for three revisions to a counterinsurgency manual recently released by the Pentagon to increase effectiveness in fighting the war in Iraq. By Richard H. Shultz Jr. and Andrea J. De... Read More...


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End of Days?
The state of the U.S. military; projecting power and how President Bush's goal of reasserting American dominance in the Middle East has failed. By Michael Hirsh (Newsweek, 31/07/2006). Read More...


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It’s Official: There Now is a Civil War in Iraq
Author looks at the differing characteristics of civil wars from country to country and says it is often difficult to determine when they begin and when they end. By Nicholas Sambinis. (New York Times... Read More...


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Our Corner of Iraq
The author writes that while the US mission in Iraq is to support a national unity government representing all of Iraq's communities, the Iraqi government today has little control over these disparate... Read More...


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Send in the Advisors
The author writes that the US military advisors assigned to every battalion of the new Iraqi army are critical to the success of the US war effort, but criticizes the US for sending too few to do the ... Read More...


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In Iraq's Mayhem, Town Finds Calm Through Its Tribal Links
The role of tribal culture in Iraq and how it has quelled conflict in some areas. By Sabrina Tavernise and Qais Mizher (The New York Times, 06/10/06). Read More...


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What Is Needed for Reconciliation in Iraq
The author describes Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s plan to end political violence in Iraq and also suggests other elements that should be included in the reconciliation process. By James Phi... Read More...


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After Zarqawi: The Way Forward in Iraq
The author suggests how the US should proceed in Iraq following the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. By James Jay Carafano. (Heritage Foundation, 6/12/2006) Read More...


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The Death of Zarqawi: Organizational and Operational Implications for the Insurgency
The author discusses how the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will affect al-Qaeda in Iraq and the insurgency. By Jeffrey White. (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 6/8/2006) Read More...


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