Fast Facts

The potential of the CRRC is more important than its significant accomplishments.  In less than 3 years of existence, with an average of four permanent staff members out of an authorized six, and an annual budget ranging from $1-$1.5M the CRRC has accomplished the following:

CRRC Holdings

  • 62,000 pages of unclassified records are available to scholars, including Arabic originals and full English translations of records captured from Saddam Hussein’s regime and from al-Qaeda and Associated Movements.
  • The collection also includes 200 hours of Saddam speaking on tape.  The collection is constantly expanding through staff efforts to cull the most important records from the classified source database for translation and screening.


  • 100% of CRRC researcher survey respondents said they would encourage their colleagues to conduct research at the CRRC.
  • The CRRC records posted on the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars (WWICS) website have received 4,143 views, making these documents the most popular collection on the WWICS website in 2012.
The total number of CRRC Researchers is 180

The total number of CRRC Researchers is 180


  • Books published through Cambridge University Press and journal articles published in Foreign Affairs, Diplomatic History, International Security, etc.
  • News coverage includes: C-SPAN (twice), and  articles including an op-ed in the Washington Times, New York Times (two articles), Washington Post, Guardian, Time, Telegraph, etc.
77 Total Publications. Long lead times are common between research and publication

77 Total Publications. Long lead times are common between research and publication.

Conferences & Workshops

  • The CRRC has collaborated with Johns Hopkins University, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and Stanford University for conferences and workshops with roundtables and panels organized at major academic conferences.
  • 33 research presentations have been conducted by CRRC staff.
  • At least 90 research presentations have been conducted by non-CRRC staff drawing on CRRC records.

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