This USIP special report examines coalition efforts to politically stabilize Iraq by building the country's budgetary system.
This final report from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction culminates SIGIR's nine-year mission overseeing Iraq's reconstruction.
In this paper from the International Labor Organization, Bernd Beber and Christopher Blattman analyze the relationship between the role of coercion and child soldiering.
In this report from the Congressional Research Service, Kenneth Katzman examines the increasingly critical role that Kuwait will play in the U.S. ability to pursue its objectives in the Persian Gulf region.
This paper prepared for the West Point Conference on Expeditionary Economics discusses the challenges practitioners face when attempting critical infrastructure reconstruction.
This paper from the Middle East Institute explores the trajectory of Iraq's petroleum industry, especially the role to be played by IOCs.
This paper from the Institute for the Study of War describes the lessons that can be taken from Iraq and applied to the transition in Afghanistan.
This paper from Brookings lays out the dangers of the current situation in Iraq followed by a clear strategy for success.
This paper draws on experience from five countries to assess how aid-effectiveness can be improved in fragile situations.
This paper discusses the need for improvement in the management of U.S. stabilization and reconstruction operations, taking lessons from Iraq and applying them to the system.