Resources on Syria and the Russia-Iran Coalition

American forces conducted a missile strike in Syria against the Bashar al-Assad regime on April 6, 2017. Institute for the Study of War (ISW) analysts have explained the implications of the attack for U.S. strategy going forward. ISW has also developed critical insights into the war in Syria and broader geostrategic threats to U.S. interests. The list of publications below highlights some of these insights, with a focus on the Russia-Iran coalition. ISW, along with its partner at the Critical Threats Project (CTP), will remain a key resource amidst rapid developments in U.S. policy. For media inquiries, please contact [email protected].

Resources on Syria and the Russia-Iran Coalition

ISW-CTP Planning Exercises and Recommended Course of Action

America’s Way Ahead in Syria, Jennifer Cafarella, Kim Kagan, and Fred Kagan, ISW-CTP, March 2017

A New Strategy Against ISIS and al Qaeda, Frederick W. Kagan and Kimberly Kagan, ISW-CTP, Wall Street Journal, March 2017

ISW-CTP PLANEX Reports, ISW-CTP, 2016-2017

The Russo-Iranian Coalition in Syria:

Russia and Iranian Basing in Syria, Christopher Kozak, Genevieve Casagrande, and Tom Ramage, ISW, April 2017

The Strategic Convergence of Russia and Iran, Christopher Kozak, ISW-CTP, February 2017

Iran’s Assad Regime, Christopher Kozak, ISW-CTP, March 2017

Putin’s Real Syria Agenda, Genevieve Casagrande, ISW-CTP, March 2017

Russia Moves to Supplant U.S. Role, Genevieve Casagrande and Jonathan Mautner, ISW-CTP, March 2017

How Iran is Learning from Russia in Syria, Genevieve Casagrande and Paul Bucala, ISW-CTP, February 2017

Iran’s New Way of War in Syria, Paul Bucala, ISW-CTP, February 2017

It’s Time for the U.S. to Quit Enabling Iran in Syria, Frederick W. Kagan and Kimberly Kagan, ISW-CTP, March 2017

Pitting Russia against Iran in Syria? Get over it, Frederick W. Kagan, CTP, Fox News, February 2017

Russia Basing in Iran is about more than ISIS, Marie Donovan, CTP, August 2016

Iran’s Plans to Transform the Middle East Military Balance, Frederick W. Kagan, CTP, August 2016

Russia Airstrikes in Syria: March 1 – April 3, 2017, Jonathan Mautner, ISW, April 2017

Salafi-Jihadi Actors in Syria:

ISIS Sanctuary Map: March 9, 2017, Alexandra Gutowski, ISW, March 2017

Al Qaeda Resumes Offensive Operations in Syria, Jennifer Cafarella, ISW, March 2017