With US combat troop operations in Iraq at an end, less than 50,000 US service personnel remain in a country mired in political quagmire. This week the ISN looks toward Iraq’s future on its own in the wake of US occupation.
This ISN Special Report contains the following content:
- An Analysis by Philip McCrum about the deleterious security and economic impact of Iraq’s stalled political process.
- A Podcast interview with Dr Kristian Ulrichsen on the challenges facing Iraq on its path to post-war reconstruction and recovery.
- Security Watch articles covering the US troop presence in Iraq from invasion to withdrawal.
- Publications housed in our Digital Library, including US Congressional Research Service assessments of the March 2010 elections.
- Primary Resources, like the full-text of US President Obama’s address to the nation on the end of combat operations in Iraq.
- Links to relevant websites, such as ‘Ground Truth: Conditions, Contrasts, and Morale’, which provides the results of a survey of US troops in Iraq on the conditions and morale of service members in the war against terrorism.
- Our IR Directory, featuring the Washington, DC-based Iraq Foundation, working for democracy and human rights in Iraq and for a better international understanding of Iraq’s potential as a contributor to political stability and economic progress in the Middle East.