Iran perceives itself as the underdog in a protracted conflict where it is outmanned, outgunned, militarily surrounded, and diplomatically isolated.
The present mimics the past, more dangerously, as we take a look back at the Shah's nuclear ambitions in Iran.
Unlike other major wars the US has fought, Iraq & Afghanistan demonstrate extremely low occurrence of troops who become POW/MIA & high injury survival rates.
The War on Terror has been coined our era’s Vietnam and there has been no shortage of opinions on how similar or different Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom are.
As sanctions bite and pressure mounts on Assad, Iran steps up its involvement in Iraqi affairs. But how extensive is their influence?
What role does Iraq play in the development of the Syrian crisis?
As the US Treasury imposes sanctions on an Iraqi bank, what defines our relationship with friendly autocracies?
An autocratic Iraq will probably be happier doing more business with China and Russia. But the idea of a Sino-Russian strategy in the Middle East is far from simple.
The subject of Israel’s relations with Iraq does not make for headline news. If Israel attacks Iran, that could quickly change...
The first part in a series of interviews of leading lights on Iraq and its environs.
When it comes to their old strategy of “zero problems with neighbors,” Turkey’s worst foreign policy headache might not be Syria...
In the final part of this series, Iraq expert Kirk Sowell shines a light on the country's murky foreign policy.
Iraq the Model?
How Applying Lessons from our Successes and Failures in Iraq Can Shape a Winning Strategy in Afghanistan
by Lydia Khalil
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"This was a...
Iraq's Hard-Won Lessons for Future Transitions in the Middle East
by Peter J. Munson
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Knowing the balance between when to exercise power and when to hold back is vital to maintaining America’s strength.
Without international intervention, Syria will continue to slip into deeper sectarianism, which is the worst case scenario for Iraq.
Iraq: As Good as it Gets
by Colonel Gary Anderson
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I was not surprised that Ayad Allawi got a lot of votes in the recent Iraqi election. What...
Iraq: Finding a Victory
by Gene C. Kamena
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When the President announced the end to combat operations in Iraq; Operation Iraqi Freedom ended, but is...
Iraq: The Whole Thing Was Much Harder Than It Needed To Be
by Robert Tollast
Three former diplomats who served in Iraq during three phases of the conflict share their thoughts on the security,...
Iraqi Intelligence at the Brigade/Division Level
Systemic Deficiencies and Training Solutions
by Nick Padlo, Small Wars Journal
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Iraqi Non-Lethal Contributions to the Counterinsurgency
By CPT Justin Gorkowski, Small Wars Journal
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In the battle for the support of the population, it is...
Iraqi Police Priorities
by Lieutenant General James M. Dubik
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Whether in Iraq or in the United States arguments remain as to the origins of the war...
A Q&A with Kirk Sowell of Inside Iraqi Politics.
Irregular Warfare and Adaptive Leadership
by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling, Small Wars Journal
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First, I'd like to thank the leadership...
Harnessing the Disruptive Mind of the entrepreneur and investor with
the System Mind of the military and government at the tactical and
strategic level of special operations.
Irregular Warfare and the Vandalia Expedition in Fiji, 1859
by Dr. Timothy L. Francis, Small Wars Journal
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Irregular operations have a...
Irregular Warfare on the Korean Peninsula
Thoughts on Irregular Threats for north Korea Post-Conflict and Post-Collapse:
Understanding Them to Counter Them
by Colonel David S. Maxwell
Capturing the investor's mindset in special operations.
The first in a series produced by AIWC and MCCoE designed to generate discussion amongst the community of interest on the definition for Irregular Warfare.
Irregular Warfare: Everything yet Nothing
by Lieutenant Colonel (P) William Stevenson, Major Marshall Ecklund, Major Hun Soo Kim and Major Robert Billings, Small Wars Journal
Implementing a provocative idea.
As SOCOM takes on the task of addressing population-centric conflict post-Iraq/Afghanistan, it must field a new type of SOF Operator--master of the full-spectrum of the human domain and...
Is Armor Antithetical to Good COIN?
by Frank G. Hoffman
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Undoubtedly everyone has seen the recent report in the Washington Post on the...
The presence of Mexican-origin drugs in Chicago is more prominent now than ever before
Is Our Afghanistan Counterinsurgency Approach Irrelevant?
by Colonel Lawrence Sellin
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"You know you never defeated...
Is Spending the Strategy?
by Scott Dempsey
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American foreign assistance has long been misunderstood if not ridiculed by detractors as a frivolous...