Since the start of the Iraq conflict, our Global Security Consultant, Paul Rogers, has produced a series of international security monthly briefings scrutinising developments in the occupation and the Iraqi response to it, drawing on the unique range of contacts and material available to ORG. They have become the standard source material for journalists, policymakers and campaigners writing about Iraq and the wider 'war on terror'.
These reports are brought together with new analysis in the ORG International Security Report 2005, to provide a detailed and authoritative analysis of the year in the 'war on terror' and related conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. A disturbing picture emerges, in which coalition forces repeatedly misread the direction of the insurgency in Iraq, in which radical groups gain strength through the ongoing (and underreported) loss of civilian lives at the hands of the occupying forces, and in which the USA's determination to secure the Persian Gulf's oil and gas resources lock it further and further into a destructive, intractable, and ultimately counter-productive war in the Middle East.
Concisely-written and highly accessible, Iraq and the War on Terror is an indispensable book for anyone interested the Middle East, US foreign policy and international security.
This is the second ORG International Security Report. We have also published reports in 2004 and 2006.