Publications

Russia Set to Gain Ground in Ukrainian Elections

March 12, 2019 - Andrea Snyder

U.S. and NATO partner Ukraine is entering a critical election cycle as it attempts to defend against Russian aggression. Read an assessment of the candidates in Ukraine's March 31, 2019 presidential election and their alignment with Russian objectives.

Turkey and Russia Prepared to Launch Joint Military Patrols in Syria’s Idlib

March 9, 2019 - Elizabeth Teoman

Growing Turkish-Russian military cooperation in Syria is a dangerous sign of a wider shift to a closer strategic relationship between Turkey and Russia.

Disposition of Adversary and Friendly Forces in Eastern Syria

March 9, 2019 - Press ISW

U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent decision to keep a residual force of at least 400 troops in Syria prevents the immediate takeover of valuable natural resources and infrastructure in Eastern Syria by Iran, Assad, and Russia. These actors nonetheless still have options that could lead to the defeat or expulsion of U.S. forces.

Syria Situation Report: February 18 - March 5, 2019

March 7, 2019 - Press ISW

The latest Syria Situation Report Map from ISW and Syria Direct details key developments in the war in Syria, including an uptick in violence in opposition-held Idlib Province.

ISIS Re-Establishes Historical Sanctuary in Iraq

March 7, 2019 - Press ISW

ISIS’s post-Caliphate insurgency in Iraq is accelerating faster than efforts to prevent it. ISIS is re-establishing capable insurgent networks in multiple historic strongholds, setting the conditions for future offensive operations against the Government of Iraq.

Russia's Influence Grows After Moldovan Elections

March 6, 2019 - Press ISW

The Kremlin is successfully increasing its political influence in Moldova. The pro-Kremlin Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova won the largest share in the February 24 Moldovan Parliamentary Elections.

Syria Situation Report: February 7 - 20, 2019

February 22, 2019 - Press ISW

The latest Syria Situation Report Map from ISW and Syria Direct details key developments in the war in Syria, including ISIS "sleeper cell" activity in Eastern Syria,

Syria Situation Report: January 23 - February 6, 2019

February 8, 2019 - Press ISW

The latest Syria Situation Report Map from ISW and Syria Direct details key developments in the war in Syria, including an Iranian proxy attack likely targeting U.S. partner forces.

Hertog War Studies Program

January 29, 2019 - Press ISW

The Hertog War Studies Program is a two-week summer program run by the Institute for the Study of War in Washington, D.C. The program aims to educate advanced undergraduate students about the theory, practice, organization, and control of war and military forces.

Syria Situation Report: January 10-23, 2019

January 25, 2019 - Press ISW

The latest Syria Situation Report Map from ISW and Syria Direct details key developments in the war in Syria, including an ISIS attack targeting U.S. forces and al Qaeda's consolidation.

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