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Jessica D. Lewis on MSNBC's 'The Cycle"

 ISIS has a "post-war vision to make this Caliphate a reality."

"The Iraq Meltdown" with Jessica Lewis

The swift collapse of Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq in the face of an al-Qaeda-spearheaded Sunni insurgency is a disastrous setback for U.S. counterterrorism and Middle East policies that will have dangerous regional spillover effects.

How Will This War End?

The primary metric in war is attaining one’s strategic aims. In the post-9/11 war against al Qaeda and its affiliates, who is winning? 

How should the U.S. handle Flight MH17?

ISW's Chris Harmer speaks with Fox Business News' Melissa Francis on how the U.S. should analyze the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine.

A look at the ISIS 'playbook' in Iraq

ISW's Research Director Jessica Lewis speaks with Fox News' Jennifer Griffin on what ISIS is trying to accomplish.  

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MSNBC's 'The Cycle' with Jessica D. Lewis

ISW's Research Director, Jessica D. Lewis, talks about ISIS and Iraq on MSNBC's 'The Cycle," stating that ISIS has a "post-war vision to make this Caliphate a reality."

"The Iraq Meltdown" with Jessica Lewis

The swift collapse of Iraqi security forces in northern Iraq in the face of an al-Qaeda-spearheaded Sunni insurgency is a disastrous setback for U.S. counterterrorism and Middle East policies that will have dangerous regional spillover effects. The Islamic State, formerly known the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and before that as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, now poses a rising threat to the United States and U.S. allies. 

How Will This War End?

The primary metric in war is attaining one’s strategic aims. In the post-9/11 war against al Qaeda and its affiliates, who is winning? Both the U.S. and al Qaeda have done a lot of killing, but attrition alone is not decisive. The U.S. is now on its third strategy in this war. This strategy seems as unlikely to attain America’s strategic aims as the previous two.

 

How should the U.S. handle Flight MH17?

ISW's Chris Harmer speaks with Fox Business News' Melissa Francis on how the U.S. should analyze the Malaysian Airlines crash in Ukraine.

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ISW Report Examines the Free Syrian Army

ISW’s latest report, The Free Syrian Army, analyzes how rebel commanders on the ground in Syria have begun to coordinate tactically in order to plan operations and combine resources.

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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.

Released on: Nov 21, 2013

If you're covering President Karzai's speech, in which he talks about deferring the security agreement with the U.S., analysts at ISW can offer some insights.

Released on: Jun 26, 2013

Lieutenant General James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.), Senior Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War, delivered the keynote address at the 18th International Seminar on Military Sciences hosted by the National Defense Academy of Japan on July 5 in Yokosuka, Japan.