What the Islamic State Really Means for al-Qaeda, Iraq, and the U.S.

July 2, 2014

  On Sunday, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) declared that it had established itself as a new nation, the Islamic State, and restored the caliphate, led by ISIS’ ruthless leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. In its announcement, the organization now known as the Islamic State demanded all Muslims swear their allegiance to Baghdadi […]

Colin Kahl Quoted From NSN Press Call By US News On Iraq

June 27, 2014

Sayonara, Iraq Borders By Paul D. Shinkman June 27, 2014 | US News  Throughout the confusion and disarray that has plagued the Middle East in recent weeks, one likelihood has emerged: Iraq, as the Western world knows it, is likely over. Extremist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has turned the Iraqi-Syrian […]

[UPDATED] NSN Press Call: Iran and Iraq, What Next

June 25, 2014

Iran, Iraq and Regional Security Threats CALL TIME: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:00 AM Eastern Time ABOUT THE CALL: As the violence in Iraq continues to swell and ISIS expands its controlled territory,  the Obama administration plans to send 300 military advisers to Iraq to assist the Iraqi military against the Sunni insurgents. At the […]

Brian Katulis On Bloomberg Discussing Iraq

June 20, 2014

Bloomberg interviews NSN Board Member Brian Katulis on Iraq June 20th, 2014 | Bloomberg

President Obama to Send Advisors: What’s Next for Iraq?

  Yesterday, in response to the startlingly effective offensive against the Iraqi government by a coalition of groups led by the jihadist organization the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), President Obama announced that he is “prepared to send a small number of additional American military advisors – up to 300 – to assess […]

Paul Eaton Interviewed By The Joe Piscopo Show On Iraq

Major General Paul Eaton (Ret.), NSN Senior Advisor, speaks about Iraq on The Joe Piscopo Show.  June 20, 2014 | AM 970 WNYM  To listen to the interview, click here. 

Paul Eaton Quoted By McClatchy DC On Iraq

Iraq vets say Obama’s promise of no combat for U.S. advisers will be hard to keep By James Rosen June 20, 2014 | McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Given how quickly Iraqi security forces have ceded large chunks of territory to Islamist militants in the last week, Americans who’ve fought in Iraq say President Barack Obama’s […]

Paul Eaton Quoted by National Defense Magazine On Iraq

June 19, 2014

After Iraq, Questions About Training Foreign Armies By Sandra I. Erwin June 19, 2014 | National Defense Magazine  The collapse of the Iraqi army is likely to raise new questions about U.S. military plans to train foreign allies to help fight insurgencies and terrorist groups. Building “partner capacity” has been a hallmark of U.S. military […]

What the U.S. Can (and Can’t) Do for Iraq

June 16, 2014

  Baghdad today is under threat from an aggressive military offensive led by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the violent jihadist organization formerly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq. ISIS’ advance and aspirations of establishing an Islamic-fundamentalist emirate that spans much of the Middle East threatens the nascent democracy the United States helped […]

Samuel R. Berger on Bloomberg Discussing Iraq Crisis, Iran, US

Bloomberg’s Mark Crumpton interviews NSN’s Samuel R. Berger on Iraq Crisis, Role of US and Iran June 16th, 2014 | Bloomberg

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