Publications

ISW at the 2016 Concordia Summit

August 23, 2016 - John Lawrence

ISW is proud to announce its participation in the 2016 Concordia Summit in New York City on September 19 and 20. The Concordia Summit convenes the world’s most prominent business, government, and nonprofit leaders to enable effective partnerships for impact.

Iraq Situation Report: August 16-22, 2016

August 22, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

Iraqi Defense Minister Khalid al-Obeidi faces an upcoming vote of no-confidence in the Council of Representatives (CoR) following accusations of corruption from the Reform Front, the opposition bloc driven by former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

ISIS Sanctuary Map: August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016 - Caitlin Forrest

Since the publication of ISW’s last sanctuary map on July 1, 2016, ISIS militants lost control of the city of Manbij and the town of Al-Rai in Northern Aleppo Province in a series of victories for the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition. Meanwhile, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) continued to set conditions for future operations to retake Mosul.

Syria Situation Report: August 12-18, 2016

August 18, 2016 - Chris Kozak

Russia launched airstrikes from the Shahid Nojeh Airbase in Hamedan Province in Western Iran following the conclusion of a basing agreement and U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces seized full control of Manbij

Iraq Situation Report: August 9-15, 2016

August 15, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

Outgoing Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) Commander Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland gave his final briefing, as the Council of Representatives (CoR) approved five ministers in a partial Cabinet reshuffle.

Russian Build-Up In and Around Ukraine: August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016 - Kathleen Weinberger

An ongoing Russian military build-up on Ukraine’s borders may indicate preparations for conventional military conflict. It certainly marks a dramatic escalation of tensions that will have significant repercussions in Ukraine. Russia has deployed additional military forces and systems to Ukraine’s northern, eastern, and southern borders.

Russian Airstrikes in Syria: July 14 - August 9, 2016

August 12, 2016 - Genevieve Casagrande
Russia intensified its air operations in and around Aleppo City after Syrian opposition groups lifted the regime’s blockade of the city’s eastern districts on August 6, demonstrating its continued commitment to bolster the regime in the Syrian Civil War.

Syria Situation Report: August 3-11, 2016

August 11, 2016 - Chris Kozak

This graphic marks the latest installment of our Syria SITREP Map made possible through a partnership between the Institute for the Study of War and Syria Direct. The graphic depicts significant recent developments in the Syrian Civil War. The control of terrain represented on the graphic is accurate as of July 22, 2016.

Iraq Situation Report: August 3-8, 2016

August 8, 2016 - Emily Anagnostos

The Popular Mobilization, including major Iranian-backed Shi’a militias, sought to formalize their participation in operations in northern Iraq.

Syria Situation Report: July 30 - August 5, 2016

August 5, 2016 - Chris Kozak

This graphic marks the latest installment of our Syria SITREP Map made possible through a partnership between the Institute for the Study of War and Syria Direct. The graphic depicts significant recent developments in the Syrian Civil War. The control of terrain represented on the graphic is accurate as of July 22, 2016.

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