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"The Russians have developed a way of getting the U.S. formally to permit offensive Russian military operations against American partners on the ground, all the while calling it a ceasefire." Kimberly Kagan, Fox News Opinion, "How Russia Controls U.S. Policy"

In the News

"According to a report, Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, Jabhat al-Nusra, is a greater threat to the United States in the long term than is ISIS. The report, which suggests the U.S. is spending too much time focused on ISIS, was released last week by [ISW and AEI]." Source: CNN

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"If military operations to clear ISIS are successful and towns are retaken, what happens next? They also need running water and structures and other things that are probably no longer there. So reconstruction is a very serious issue also." Jessica Lewis McFate on NPR

In the News

"If military operations to clear ISIS are successful and towns are retaken, what happens next? They also need running water and structures and other things that are probably no longer there. So reconstruction is a very serious issue also." Jessica Lewis McFate on NPR

The Fight for Mosul

LTG (ret) James Dubik, ISW Senior Fellow (right)

Mosul is a “very big target to start the counter-offensive with and the stakes will be pretty high to make sure that it’s successful.”  Signaling the move on Mosul by U.S. was “really foolish.”

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