The Iraq Study Group was facilitated by the United States Institute of Peace, with the support of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Center for the Study of the Presidency, and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. The organizations also provided logistical support and expert analysis to advance the work of the study group.
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is an independent, nonpartisan, national institution established and funded by Congress to help prevent, manage, and resolve international conflicts by empowering others with knowledge, skills, and resources, as well as by direct involvement in peacebuilding efforts around the world.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers. Founded in 1962 by David M. Abshire and Admiral Arleigh Burke, CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with more than 220 full-time staff and a large network of affiliated experts.
Center for the Study of the Presidency (CSP)
The Center for the Study of the Presidency is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization. Its primary mandate is to actively strengthen Presidential leadership and the effectiveness of the Executive Branch. The Center facilitates civil dialogue to break down bureaucratic and agency stovepipes. Providing vision and the perspective of history to governance and strategic planning, the Center aids in the creation of better policy and inspires and prepares future generations of leaders.
James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
The Baker Institute is strictly nonpartisan 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. By so doing, the Institute will broaden the professional perspective and personal understanding of all those involved in the study, formulation, execution, and criticism of public policy.