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U.S. Think Tanks on Iraq: Internet Information Sources

The Public Affairs Section of the American Institute in Taiwan has compiled a list of Internet information sources of U.S. think tanks on Iraq. Useful information on Iraq-related issues discussed by U.S. think tanks over the past few months can be found in the following Web sites.

The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
The Baker Institute is strictly non-partisan and dedicated to the highest standards of intellectual excellence and integrity with the goal of helping bridge the gap between the theory and practice of public policy by drawing together experts from academia, government, the media, business, and non-governmental organizations.

Guiding Principles for U.S. Post-Conflict Policy in Iraq
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Press Release

Brookings Institution
The Brookings Institution is an independent, nonpartisan organization devoted to research, analysis, education, and publication focused on public policy issues in the areas of economics, foreign policy, and governance. The goal of Brookings activities is to improve the performance of American institutions and the quality of public policy by using social science to analyze emerging issues and to offer practical approaches to those issues in language aimed at the general public.

Resources on Iraq

Cato Institute
The Cato Institute was founded in 1977 by Edward H. Crane. It is a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institute is named for Cato's Letters, a series of libertarian pamphlets that helped lay the philosophical foundation for the American Revolution.
   Iraq Research

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Crisis in Iraq

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
For four decades, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has been dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on — and policy solutions to — current and emerging global issues.

* Cost of War with Iraq-on home page.
* Iraq Briefing Book: series of full text publications including the Iraqi order of battle.
* Inspections In Iraq: Potential Complications

This site has quite a bit of full text material including the cost of war and the Iraqi order of battle.

Center of International Studies (CIS), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Some materials on Iraq.

Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. The Council accomplishes this mainly by promoting constructive debates and discussions, clarifying world issues, and publishing Foreign Affairs, the leading journal on global issues.

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This site presents an anthology of the issues.

Heritage Foundation
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institute - a think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

   Research on Middle East
Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University
   Conservative think-tank. Some materials on Iraq.

Foreign Policy Institute (FPI), Johns Hopkins University
The Foreign Policy Institute, (FPI), an integral part of The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), was established in 1980 to unite the worlds of scholarship and public affairs in the search for realistic answers to international issues facing the United States and the world.
Limited information about Iraq.

Henry L. Stimson Center
Their mission is to offer practical, nonpartisan, creative solutions to the problems of national and international security through research projects of the highest quality.
New Angles on Iraq: Views of the Stimson Center's Experts
A new collection of short essays on various aspects of the Iraq policy challenge.
PDF File:

International Institute for Strategic Studies
The IISS is the primary source of accurate, objective information on international strategic issues for politicians and diplomats, foreign affairs analysts, international business, economists, the military, defence commentators, journalists, academics and the informed public.

IISS Strategic Dossier - Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Net Assessment
This document must be ordered.

   Center for Middle East Public Policy
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan federal institution created and funded by Congress to strengthen the nation's capacity to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflict.

Disarming Iraq: Problems and Prospects