ISW’s latest report, The Free Syrian Army, analyzes how rebel commanders on the ground in Syria have begun to coordinate tactically in order to plan operations and combine resources.
On April 22, the United States and Afghanistan completed the initial drafts of a strategic partnership agreement that will outline the U.S.’s role in Afghanistan beyond the withdrawal of combat troops at the end of 2014. The agreement comes after months of negotiations.
On Thursday, June 30th, ISW was pleased to host a panel discussion at the Newseum on the future of the Afghan war and the President’s recent decision on the withdrawal of troops.
In a prime-time address to the nation last night, President Obama announced that 10,000 troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of this year and 23,000 by September 2012.
Kimberly and Frederick Kagan argued for a gradual drawdown of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in an editorial for The Wall Street Journal earlier this week.
In one of his last public addresses before retiring, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates affirmed the importance of sustaining the U.S.-Iraq relationship
ISW and the Marine Corps Association hosted Major General Richard Mills for a conversation with ISW president Dr. Kimberly Kagan
With the deadline for full withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq swiftly approaching, now is the time to evaluate the role of a U.S. presence in Iraq after December 31, 2011.
Last week, ISW, in conjunction with AEI Critical Threats Project, introduced a new daily tracker of the latest developments in Libya.
On February 17, ISW hosted the first Congressional event of the year at a briefing featuring LTG James Dubik & ISW Scholars Marisa Cochrane Sullivan, Jeffrey Dressler, & Carl Forsberg.