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The Syria Drawdown Decision

ISW's Jennifer Cafarella examined President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. will remove forces from Syria in an opinion essay published by The Washington Post in late December 2018.

Syria Map

ISW's signature Syria "Control of Terrain" map was featured in a January 28, 2019 Foreign Policy magazine article on the U.S. presence in Syria. The map provides an up-to-date assessment of which actors control what pockets of territory across Syria.

ISW in Media: U.S. Policy in Syria

“You can’t contain Iran in Syria without also dealing with the Russians,” Jennifer Cafarella told The Wall Street Journal in February 2019.

ISW in Media: Counterterrorism in Afghanistan

“It’s necessary to provide our own counterterrorism operation so that we can keep a lid on things and prevent these groups from being able to run around without fear of drone strikes,” Caitlin Forrest told The New York Times.

ISW in Media: The Russian Threat

Catherine Harris appeared on Fox Nation's "Deep Dive" program on December 13, 2018 to discuss the threat Russia poses to the United States. Read her key assessment of Russia's ground forces posture that she discussed in part on the program

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Map: Syria Control of Terrain

ISW's signature Syria "Control of Terrain" map was featured in a Foreign Policy magazine article on the U.S. presence in Syria.

View the map here and see the original ISW map here.

 

ISW in the News: July 2016

In addition to ISW's written products, our analysts are subject matter experts for the media on a constant basis. This periodic publication collects these media appearances and use of our maps in one place. You can also follow ISW on Twitter @TheStudyofWar.


ISW in the News: June 2016

In addition to ISW's written products, our analysts are subject matter experts for the media on a constant basis. This periodic publication collects these media appearances and use of our maps in one place. You can also follow ISW on Twitter @TheStudyofWar.

ISW in the News: May 2016

In addition to ISW's written products, our analysts are subject matter experts for the media on a constant basis. This periodic publication collects these media appearances and use of our maps in one place. You can also follow ISW on Twitter @TheStudyofWar.

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ISW in the News: July 2016

In addition to ISW's written products, our analysts are subject matter experts for the media on a constant basis. This periodic publication collects these media appearances and use of our maps in one place. You can also follow ISW on Twitter @TheStudyofWar.

In the News: June 2016

In addition to ISW's written products, our analysts are subject matter experts for the media on a constant basis. This periodic publication collects these media appearances and use of our maps in one place. You can also follow ISW on Twitter @TheStudyofWar.

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Released on: Aug 5, 2015

On July 15, the Institute for the Study of War released a new report on the global ambitions of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, also known as the Islamic State or ISIL). The report details the construction and key findings of a wargame set in Libya that tested international responses to ISIS's expansion.

Released on: Mar 9, 2015

On October 6, the Institute for the Study of War released a new report on Sunni insurgent groups other than ISIS in Iraq. Although the global community is now focused on the ISIS threat and is building an anti-ISIS coalition, this report shows that these other violent Sunni groups "remain a threat to the government of Iraq even if ISIS is removed."

Released on: Jan 15, 2014

As clashes continue throughout Iraq and Syria, ISW Senior Fellow LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.), ISW Research Director Jessica D. Lewis, and Iraq Team Lead Ahmed Ali have lent their perspectives to the rapidly-changing situation on the ground.