Publications

Ukraine Crisis Update: September 3, 2015

September 3, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists initially abided by a short-term ceasefire beginning September 1, which was designed to reduce the number of civilian casualties during the first week of the Ukrainian school year.

Far-Right Riot at Ukraine’s Parliament

September 1, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Far-right groups launched a violent riot on August 31 outside Ukraine’s parliament during its review of controversial constitutional amendments that would acknowledge the special status of separatist-held southeastern Ukraine. The riots demonstrate the growing challenge to stability that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko faces from the far-right, a threat that could present new vulnerabilities that the Kremlin may exploit.

Iraq Situation Report: August 28 - 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 - Sinan Adnan

Indicators are emerging that security is deteriorating in Basra.

Iraq Situation Report: August 28 - 31, 2015

August 31, 2015 - Sinan Adnan

Indicators are emerging that security is deteriorating in Basra.

Iraq Situation Report: August 25 - 27, 2015

August 27, 2015 - Sinan Adnan

The ISIS mobile defense of SVBIEDs around Ramadi affirms ISF reports of advances around the city. Over the past week ISIS responded to ISF advances west of Ramadi by ambushing and targeting ISF forward positions with SVBIEDs. ISIS also managed to kill the commander of the Iraqi Army (IA) 10th Division and the deputy commander of the Anbar Operations Command on August 27 in an attack on a forward ISF position, which was likely a targeted strike.

Iraq Situation Report: August 25 - 27, 2015

August 27, 2015 - Sinan Adnan

The ISIS mobile defense of SVBIEDs around Ramadi affirms ISF reports of advances around the city.

Ukraine Crisis Update: August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists continued to engage Ukrainian forces with indirect fire along the front line in Donbas, as talks resumed on the implementation of the February “Minsk II” ceasefire agreement. Separatist indirect fire killed two Ukrainian troops less than 10 kilometers outside of Mariupol, one week after a separatist artillery barrage killed three civilians in a suburb of the strategic port city.

Ukraine Crisis Update: August 26, 2015

August 26, 2015 - Hugo Spaulding

Russian-backed separatists continued to engage Ukrainian forces with indirect fire along the front line in Donbas, as talks resumed on the implementation of the February “Minsk II” ceasefire agreement.

Iraq Situation Report: August 21 - 24, 2015

August 24, 2015 - Sinan Adnan

The government of PM Abadi is using its control over the ISF to protect anti-corruption demonstrators from local authorities south of Baghdad.

Iraq Situation Report: August 21 - 24, 2015

August 24, 2015 - Sinan Adnan

The government of PM Abadi is using its control over the ISF to protect anti-corruption demonstrators from local authorities south of Baghdad.

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