Publications

Syria Situation Report: March 30 - April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 - Chris Kozak

U.S. President Donald Trump demonstrated a new willingness to use force against the regime after conducting cruise missile strike targeting the Shayrat Airbase in Central Syria on April 6. The strikes came in response to the regime’s use of sarin gas against the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in Northern Syria on April 4.

ISW Daily Update April 11, 2017

April 12, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from April 11, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

Syria Strike Opens Doors for U.S. Strategy

April 8, 2017 - Genevieve Casagrande

The U.S strike against an Assad regime base in northern Syria on April 6, 2017 opened the door to a reorientation of American strategy in the Middle East. President Trump’s action could reset the terms of America’s confrontation of other hostile states, such as North Korea. President Trump may be shifting away from a narrow focus on the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) as the strategic priority in Syria and toward a new approach.

Resources on Syria and the Russia-Iran Coalition

April 7, 2017 - Press ISW

American forces conducted a missile strike in Syria against the Bashar al-Assad regime on April 6, 2017. Institute for the Study of War (ISW) analysts have explained the implications of the attack for U.S. strategy going forward.

Russian and Iranian Basing in Syria: March 21, 2017

April 6, 2017 - Chris Kozak

By: Chris Kozak, Genevieve Casagrande, and Tom Ramage

Pro-regime basing data accurate through March 21, 2017. Syria Control of Terrain data accurate through April 3, 2017.

ISW Analysts React to the U.S.'s Anti-Assad Strike in Syria

April 6, 2017 - Press ISW
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ISW Daily Update April 06, 2017

April 5, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from April 05, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

ISW Daily Update April 03, 2017

April 3, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from April 01-03, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

ISW Daily Update March 31, 2017

March 31, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from March 31, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

Syria Situation Report: March 17 - 30, 2017

March 30, 2017 - Chris Kozak

Al-Qaeda resumed large-scale offensive operations against the regime following a consolidation phase in Northern Syria. The U.S. accelerated its campaign to isolate and seize Ar-Raqqa City alongside the Syrian Kurdish YPG.

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