Caitlin Forrest is the Director of Operations and Executive Officer to the President, Dr. Kimberly Kagan, at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW). She previously supported ISW’s Afghanistan portfolio with a focus on the Taliban and the Islamic State. She produced ISW’s Afghanistan Partial Threat Assessments Maps that focus on militant control of terrain in Afghanistan. Ms. Forrest received her B.A. from Wake Forest University with a double major in Politics and International Affairs and French Language.