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The Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq

The Kurds in Post-Saddam Iraq

Date: January 8, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report provides a brief overview of the major issues facing the Iraqi Kurds. The Iraqi Kurds' political autonomy, demands, and ambitions are causing friction with Christian and other minorities in the north, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and other Arab leaders of Iraq, neighboring Turkey, and Iran. The U.S. ability to keep these tensions contained could wane as U.S. forces, as planned, draw down from Iraq over the next three years.
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The Middle East and North Africa: Political Succession and Regime Stability

The Middle East and North Africa: Political Succession and Regime Stability

Date: August 29, 2003
Creator: Thayer, Amy E. & Prados, Alfred B.
Description: This report discusses the political future of various countries in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. A change in the leadership in these countries could significantly affect their policies toward the United States and their willingness to cooperate with the United States in achieving the stability needed to advance U.S. interests in this important region.
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U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework and Status of Forces Agreement: Congressional Response

U.S.-Iraq Strategic Framework and Status of Forces Agreement: Congressional Response

Date: July 11, 2008
Creator: Weed, Matthew C.
Description: This report is divided into two main parts: the first describes in detail the actions taken by Congress concerning the planned Iraq Agreements, including legislative initiatives and congressional hearings; the second provides a range of options for further congressional action concerning Congress's role in negotiating, executing, and implementing the Iraq Agreements.
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Iran-Iraq Relations

Iran-Iraq Relations

Date: April 15, 2010
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report provides background information on Iran's support to armed groups and Iranian political influence and specifically discusses the relationship between Iran and Iraq.
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Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Date: February 27, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Date: April 2, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Date: May 3, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Date: June 6, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Iraq: Weapons Threat, Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Weapons Threat, Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Date: September 27, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Date: January 2, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Iraq: Weapons Threat, Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Iraq: Weapons Threat, Compliance, Sanctions, and U.S. Policy

Date: November 19, 2002
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: None
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Iraq: Former Regime Weapons Programs and Outstanding U.N. Issues

Iraq: Former Regime Weapons Programs and Outstanding U.N. Issues

Date: July 29, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses 17 active U.N. resolutions requiring the dismantlement of Iraq's WMD programs, and those whose application to Iraq have been terminated both before and since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime.
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Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Date: August 31, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses the current political and social climate of Iraq, specifically in regards to the influence of the U.S. military presence over recent years. This report addresses planned and possible future efforts under the Obama Administration, including the scheduled gradual troops withdrawal. This report also discusses the continued tensions between various Iraqi sociocultural groups.
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The Iran-Iraq War: Implications for U.S. Policy

The Iran-Iraq War: Implications for U.S. Policy

Date: October 14, 1987
Creator: Preece, Richard M.
Description: This report discusses the Iran-Iraq conflict at its present state, which has become a war of attrition with neither side capable of achieving a decisive military victory over the other in the short term. U.S. policy concerns currently are threefold: first, that Iraq, despite moves to sustain its economic and military capacities, ultimately might suffer a destabilizing defeat to the detriment of U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf region; second, that future instability in Iran could open opportunities for Soviet exploitation; and third, that the conflict might expand beyond its present confines to threaten friendly regional states and the availability of their vast petroleum resources.
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Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security

Date: June 4, 2008
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report analyzes U.S. and international sanctions against Iran and provides examples of companies and countries that conduct business with Iran, based on a wide range of open-source reporting.
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Iraq: Politics, Elections, and Benchmarks

Iraq: Politics, Elections, and Benchmarks

Date: June 2, 2009
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: This report discusses Iraq's political system, which has been restructured through a U.S.-supported election process. The Iraqi government is increasingly characterized by peaceful competition rather than violence, but sectarianism and ethnic and factional infighting still remain. This report discusses issues relating to opponents of the Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and also discusses the atmosphere of nationwide provincial elections. The report also addresses the Obama Administration's plan to reduce the U.S. troop presence in Iraq by August 2010 and briefly addresses the Iranian influence in Iraq.
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Iraq's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments

Iraq's Nuclear Program: Recent Developments

Date: April 12, 2006
Creator: Squassoni, Sharon
Description: This report discusses suspicions of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, and Iran’s current plans — to construct seven nuclear power plants (1000 MW each) by 2025.
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Iraq-Kuwait: United Nations Security Council Resolutions Test and Votes -- 1991

Iraq-Kuwait: United Nations Security Council Resolutions Test and Votes -- 1991

Date: October 25, 1991
Creator: Browne, Marjorie Ann
Description: This report lists the 12 adopted United Nations Security Council resolutions relating to the Iraq-Kuwait situation through October 1991. The texts of these resolutions, along with the votes by members of the Council, are included in this report.
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Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Date: May 14, 2008
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: Iran is materially assisting all major Shiite Muslim political factions in Iraq, most of which have longstanding ideological, political, and religious ties to Tehran, and their armed militias. The Administration notes growing involvement by Tehran in actively directing training, and arming Shiite militiamen linked, to varying degrees, to hardline cleric Moqtada Al Sadr. Some analysis goes so far as to see a virtual "proxy war" between the United States and Iran inside Iraq.
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Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Date: June 16, 2008
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: Iran is materially assisting and attempting to influence, in most cases against the United States, major Shiite Muslim factions in Iraq, most of which have ideological, political, and religious ties to Tehran. The Administration asserts that Tehran is actively directing, training, and arming Shiite militiamen linked, to varying degrees, to hardline anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada Al Sadr. Some analysts see a virtual "proxy war" between the United States and Iran inside Iraq.
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Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Date: July 25, 2008
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: Iran is materially assisting and influencing major Shiite Muslim factions in Iraq, most of which have ideological, political, and religious ties to Tehran. Among these factions is that of hardline anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, whose Mahdi Army militia, according to some observers, serves as a proxy force for Tehran against the United States.
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Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Date: October 21, 2008
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: With a conventional military and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threat from Saddam Hussein's regime removed, Iran seeks to ensure that Iraq can never again become a threat to Iran, either with or without U.S. forces present in Iraq. By supporting armed Shiite factions, Iran's influence in Iraq has at times hindered U.S. efforts to stabilize Iraq, and has heightened the U.S. threat perception of Iran generally. However, Iran faces difficult choices in Iraq now that its protege Shiite factions, formerly united, are competing and often fighting each other.
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Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Date: September 17, 2008
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: Iran is materially assisting and influencing major Shiite Muslim factions in Iraq, most of which have ideological, political, and religious ties to Tehran. The Shiite faction of paramount concern to the Administration is that of Moqtada Al Sadr, whose Mahdi Army militia has periodically battled U.S. and Iraqi government forces, although it is currently relatively quiescent.
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Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Iran's Activities and Influence in Iraq

Date: August 22, 2008
Creator: Katzman, Kenneth
Description: Iran is materially assisting and influencing major Shiite Muslim factions in Iraq, most of which have ideological, political, and religious ties to Tehran. Among these factions is that of hardline anti-U.S. cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, whose Mahdi Army militia, according to some observers, serves as a proxy force for Tehran against the United States.
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