Publications

ISW Daily Update March 15, 2017

March 16, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from March 15, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

ISW Daily Update: March 16, 2017

March 16, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from March 16, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

America's Way Ahead in Syria: One Pager

March 15, 2017 - Press ISW

America’s Way Ahead in Syria: One Pager

U.S. Grand Strategy: Destroying ISIS and al Qaeda

March 15, 2017 - Press ISW

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute conducted an intensive multi-week planning exercise to frame, design, and evaluate potential courses of action that the United States could pursue to destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) and al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria.

ISW Daily Update March 14, 2017

March 15, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from March 14, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

A New Strategy Against ISIS and al Qaeda

March 14, 2017 - Kimberly Kagan

The U.S. has been relying too heavily on Shiites and Kurds. It needs to cultivate Sunni Arab partners.

America's Way Ahead in Syria

March 14, 2017 - Press ISW

This report is part of the series, U.S. Grand Strategy: Destroying ISIS and al Qaeda. This fourth report recommends a course of action (COA) that represents the best possible path forward for the United States that the ISW-CTP team could identify based on an evaluation of American interests, the current political-security dynamics, and forecasts of various actors’ plans. The ISW-CTP team tested 15 different courses of action to destroy both ISIS and al Qaeda without jeopardizing wider American interests or accepting undue cost or risk.

ISW Daily Update March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from March 13, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

ISW Daily Update March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 - Press ISW

The major events from March 10, 2017 in the theaters and from the trans-national groups that ISW monitors: Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, and ISIS.

Syria Situation Report: March 2 - 9, 2017

March 9, 2017 - Chris Kozak

The U.S. deployed at least four hundred soldiers from the 75th U.S. Army Ranger Regiment and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to Northern Syria in order to both support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against ISIS in Ar-Raqqa City and prevent an open confrontation between the SDF and Turkey in Manbij in Eastern Aleppo Province. The latest round of Geneva Talks on the Syrian Civil War concluded without significant progress.

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