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ISW Backgrounder Assesses the Role of FTO Designation in Fight Against Haqqani Network

 WASHINGTON, DC – The Institute for the Study of War today published a detailed backgrounder titled, " The Haqqani Network: a Foreign Terrorist Organization," outlining the impact of possible Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designation on the Haqqani Network.  The Secretary of State’s decision about FTO designation is expected to be announced by September 10.   The author of the backgrounder, ISW Senior Analyst Jeffrey

New ISW Report Examines Syria’s Maturing Insurgency

Washington, D.C. – Fifteen months into the uprising in Syria, international leaders are still struggling to figure out how to support Syria’s evolving opposition. In his new report Senior Research Analyst Joseph Holliday suggests that external support to the insurgency could do as much harm as good if it is not directed in a way that reinforces the growth of responsible rebel organizations.