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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.  

Expert: Assistance to Iraq must come soon

ISW"s Iraq team lead, Ahmed Ali speaks with CNN's Jim Clancy about the battle for control of Iraq.  

Joint Subcommittee Hearing: The Rise of ISIL: Iraq and Beyond

ISW"s chairman GEN Jack Keane (USA, ret.) testified before joint subcommittees of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the rise of ISIS in Iraq and beyond. 

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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.

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. 

Expert: Assistance to Iraq must come soon

ISW"s Iraq team lead, Ahmed Ali speaks with CNN's Jim Clancy about the battle for control of Iraq. 

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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.