Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Iraq Study Group

We are trying out a new idea here on the blog, each Wednesday we will focus on a government agency or intergovernmental group in the news and talk a little about what they do and what information you can find from them. If you have a particular agency you would like us to focus on feel free to send us a comment either on this post or via email from the link in the sidebar. So without further ado, let's focus on the first group.

The Iraq Study Group ("ISG") is a bipartisan commission formed at the urging of Congress to look at the current and future situation in Iraq. The group is chaired by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, the chairs were chosen by congressional organizers, the U.S. Institute of Peace and other supporting groups, but the remaining members were chosen by the chairs. This week the ISG met with President Bush, but they have not released a final report yet. This final report will provide " bipartisan, forward-looking assessment of the situation in Iraq."

There is no information on when the report will be released, but the group will be meeting next week with "Democratic foreign policy experts," which means it may come out sometime after that. The only hints provided on the web site are sometime after the November 7th election. We will post the report on the blog as soon as it is released.

Want more information? Check out the newsletter "Peace Watch." Follow the link at the top of the record to the latest issue with the lead article: "Iraq Study begins it's work." The library also has this title in paper for anyone who is interested.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea. Let people if your students find it helpful.