"AFGHANISTAN: IT'S NOT OVER" BY LTG JAMES DUBIK (RET.) (SMALL WARS JOURNAL) - Originally Published September 2, 2010

August 21, 2017 - LTG James M. Dubik (U.S. Army, Ret.)

"In May, 2007 I deployed to Iraq to become the Commanding General responsible for accelerating the growth of the Iraqi Security Forces in size, capability, and confidence.

Syria Situation Report: July 27 - August 9, 2017

August 9, 2017 - Press ISW

By ISW Syria Team and Syria Direct

This series of graphics marks the latest installments of our Syria SITREP Map made possible through a partnership between the Institute for the Study of War and Syria Direct. These graphics depict significant developments in the Syrian Civil War from July 27 to August 9, 2017. The control of terrain represented on the graphics is accurate as of August 8, 2017.

Syria Situation Report: May 19 - June 1, 2017

June 2, 2017 - Chris Kozak

ISIS launched a wave of spectacular attacks in Western Syria prior to the start of Ramadan on May 26. NATO leaders agreed to formally join the Anti-ISIS Coalition in Iraq and Syria during the NATO Summit in Brussels on May 25.

Iraq Situation Report: May 6 - 20, 2017

May 21, 2017 - Press ISW

Iran-backed Shia militias set conditions to disrupt or deny U.S.-backed forces freedom of maneuver near the Iraq-Syria border. Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Unit (PMU) forces began clearing territory in western Ninewa Province toward the Syrian border. Iran-backed PMU forces also conducted offensives against ISIS in northern Diyala and Salah al-Din provinces, and defended positions north of the Makhoul Mountains and southwest of Tuz Khurmatu from ISIS ground assaults.

Syria Situation Report: May 10 - 18, 2017

May 19, 2017 - Chris Kozak

The U.S. conducted an airstrike targeting a pro-regime convoy advancing against allied opposition groups at Al-Tanaf on the Syrian-Iraqi Border on May 18. The U.S. and Turkey failed to overcome their strategic divide during a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkish President Recep Erdogan on May 16.

Syria Situation Report: April 20 - May 10, 2017

May 15, 2017 - Chris Kozak

Russia, Iran, and Turkey agreed at a new set of Astana Talks on May 3 - 4 to establish four large “de-escalation” zones over opposition-held regions of Western Syria. The U.S. signaled its intent to move forward with an imminent offensive to seize Ar-Raqqa City from ISIS that includes the Syrian Kurdish YPG despite clear objections from Turkey.

Ukraine Update: Russia's Active Campaign in Ukraine

May 15, 2017 - Press ISW
By: Benjamin Knudsen, Alexandra Lariiciuc, and Franklin Holcomb

The U.S.-Turkey Divide Beyond Raqqa

May 12, 2017 - Press ISW

By Elizabeth Teoman and Ethan Beaudoin

The Campaign for Mosul: April 29-May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 - Patrick Martin

By Jessa Rose Dury-Agri and the ISW Iraq Team

ISIS Sanctuary: May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 - Alexandra Gutowski

By Alexandra Gutowski and Jessa Rose Dury-Agri