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The Russo-Iranian coalition has begun to exploit the new strategic environment created by the forthcoming withdrawal of the U.S. from Syria. ISW has mapped the mobilization of the pro-Assad camp's forces along territory controlled by the U.S. and its partners.

Al Qaeda and the Russo-Iranian coalition are working to shape the next phase of the war in Syria. As anti-ISIS operations accelerate along the Syria-Iraq border, the latest ISW/Syria Direct map provides an overview of key developments in late January/early February 2019.

The newest weekly ISW intelligence summary series sheds light on key trends and developments related to the Russian government’s goals and its efforts to secure them. The latest update focuses on the Kremlin's campaign in the Balkans.

The U.S. has not cemented its gains against ISIS. Al Qaeda is a growing threat. Russia and Iran are undermining the prospects for an acceptable end to the war. The U.S. has vital interests at stake in Syria.

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Hertog War Studies Program

The Hertog War Studies Program is a two-week summer program run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, D.C. The program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces. Applications are open until February 11, 2019.