Monthly Archives: September 2007

Saudi Arabia Plans to Fence Its Border With Iraq

“Saudi Arabia is to award a contract to build a security fence along its border with Iraq, with construction starting soon, the interior minister [Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz] said on Monday,” reports Middle East Online. Aziz “did not name … Continue reading

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Iraqi Force Development Analyzed

Iraqi Force Development: Conditions for Success, Consequences of Failure, a new report by Anthony Cordesman and Adam Mausner of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, presents a detailed analysis of the entire Iraqi Security Forces development effort and its … Continue reading

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Iraq Bans U.S. Security Contractor Blackwater

“The Iraqi government on Monday said it had revoked the license of Blackwater USA, an American security company involved in a shootout in Baghdad that killed at least nine people, raising questions over which nation should regulate tens of thousands … Continue reading

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