Press Releases

ISW Experts Available to Discuss NATO Summit

At NATO’s summit in Chicago over the weekend, the focus will be on Afghanistan, and following President Barack Obama’s decision to transition security leadership to Afghans by mid-2013, international leaders will be pressed to make long-term commitments for the transition there.

Political Opposition in Syria Becoming More Organized, New ISW Report Shows

As UN monitors arrive and the international leaders continue to debate how to support the opposition in Syria, the next step may be determining who would lead if President Bashar al-Assad’s government falls.

New ISW Reports Examine Remaining Challenges in Afghanistan

As U.S. policymakers debate how to draw down involvement in Afghanistan, a number of challenges remain. Analysts at the Institute for the Study of War have closely examined two critical issues, the negotiations for the release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay and the reforms needed to run a fair presidential election in 2014.

ISW Releases Backgrounder on Koran Burnings in Afghanistan

Most protests in Afghanistan over the past week have not been spontaneous or independent spates of anti-Americanism, tracking done by analysts at the Institute for the Study of War shows. Instead external actors, insurgent groups and Afghan political factions aiming to harm their local rivals have orchestrated most violent protests.

The Libyan Revolution by the Numbers

The Institute for the Study of War began tracking the Libyan revolution on a daily basis in March 2011. ISW has published the first three parts of the in-depth four-part series “ The Libyan Revolution,” and the last part will cover the conflict up to Qaddafi’s death on Oct. 20, 2011. To learn more about the revolution, check out our daily and weekly updates and video timeline.