Press Releases

ISW Senior Fellow LTG James Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.), To Deliver Keynote at International Seminar on Military Sciences

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.

ISW Profiles Free Syrian Army and Affiliates in Wake of Aid Announcement

As the U.S. looks to support Syria’s opposition in new ways, understanding the composition and structure of the Supreme Military Command will be vital in determining the viability of the organization and the most effective ways to support it.

ISW Discusses the Surge in Afghanistan with Recent Commanders

On November 30, 2012, the Institute for the Study of War welcomed Major General (Promotable) James Huggins and Lieutenant Colonel (Promotable) J.B. Vowell to The Army and Navy Club to discuss the effects of the surge in Afghanistan and the challenges that remain.

ISW Publishes New Backgrounder on Syrian Kurds and the Democratic Union Party (PYD)

In a new Backgrounder titled “Syrian Kurds and the Democratic Union Party (PYD),” ISW Researcher John Caves examines the PYD within the context of regional Kurdish politics in order to forecast their likely course as the Syrian civil war continues to unfold.

Opinion: The ‘Andar Uprising’ and Progress in Afghanistan

In “The ‘Andar Uprising’ and Progress in Afghanistan,” the authors, Kimberly Kagan and Frederick W. Kagan, highlight battlefield successes in Afghanistan during the recent troop “surge” and caution against prematurely withdrawing any more troops.