Caitlin Forrest is the Operations Manager and Executive Officer to the President, Dr. Kimberly Kagan, at the Institute for the Study of War. She also supports ISW’s Afghanistan portfolio with a focus on the Taliban and the Islamic State. She previously worked as a Counterterrorism Research Assistant at ISW where she focused on the Islamic State’s global strategy and operations, Afghanistan politics, and the Afghan Taliban. She also 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.