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... in eastern Syria, but ground operations by U.S. partner forces have slowed. "We've halted forward progress and are essentially attempting to avoid losing territory we've gained to date," said Jennifer Cafarella, an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. She sees two potential solutions: send additional ...
With Trump broadcasting his intentions for days, Assad has already relocated the air force that carried out the attack last weekend, according to military experts at the Institute for the Study of War. His forces have also reportedly evacuated personnel from some Syrian government buildings where military ...

With Trump broadcasting his intentions for days, Assad has already relocated the air force that carried out the attack last weekend, according to military experts at the Institute for the Study of War. His forces have also reportedly evacuated personnel from some Syrian government buildings where military ...
Jennifer Cafarella, an expert at the Institute for the Study of War, described the strategy as “siege, starve, and surrender” in a February interview with Vox. Assad has deployed chemical weapons, which are an especially spectacular and cruel way of killing people, as part of this campaign of terror.
Jennifer Cafarella, an expert at the Institute for the Study of War, described the strategy as “siege, starve, and surrender” in a February interview with Vox. Assad has deployed chemical weapons, which are an especially spectacular and cruel way of killing people, as part of this campaign of terror.
Leaders of several academic research centers at the University of Massachusetts Boston are furious with the school after it announced that they would see their budgets slashed as part of an attempt to lessen the school's deficit. On the chopping block is one center that helps veterans and another that ...

Leaders of several academic research centers at the University of Massachusetts Boston are furious with the school after it announced that they would see their budgets slashed as part of an attempt to lessen the school's deficit. On the chopping block is one center that helps veterans and another that ...
... pockets of conflict, including Eastern Ghouta near Syria's capital Damascus; Afrin in the north where Turkey is fighting Kurds; around Idlib where opposition groups continue to operate; and near the Israeli border in the southwest of the country [for more, see Institute for the Study of War situation map].
Institute for the Study of War. Russia, which backed the Syrian government, has taken a stance similar to that of the U.S. on the Turkish issue, choosing to prioritize its relationship with Turkey over the Kurds. Moscow's Syrian ally, Assad, however, has called for the immediate withdrawal of both Turkish and ...
RTX5BO6V A map shows areas of control in Syria as of January 8 and March 22 The U.S.-led coalition's ground campaign has come to a halt as its Kurdish allies rush to defend northern cities from a Turkish incursion. Institute for the Study of War/Reuters. Special Forces Commander Raymond Thomas said ...
Local Syrians point out areas of concern to coalition troops and Syrian Democratic Forces during a joint presence patrol to villages and SDF control points near the city of Manbij, Syria, March 24. Regular patrols keep the area safe for local residents, de-escalate tensions among parties, and prevent ISIS ...
For more information, the “The Syrian Army: Doctrinal Order of Battle” report by the Institute for the Study of War is an excellent report. At the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, the SAA had approximately the following number of armoured tracked vehicles (all numbers mentioned are approximate numbers):.
For more information, the “The Syrian Army: Doctrinal Order of Battle” report by the Institute for the Study of War is an excellent report. At the start of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, the SAA had approximately the following number of armoured tracked vehicles (all numbers mentioned are approximate numbers):.
A paper released by the Institute for the Study of War in early March urges NATO leaders to pay greater attention to the current disposition of Russian forces. Although this shows that a conventional mechanised operation against the Baltics is unlikely, the report noted that Russian forces are well positioned ...
Institute for the Study of War. If Turkey and its rebel allies swept through the Kurdish heartland of northern Syria, they would come across U.S. military bases established to defend Kurds against ISIS, and the Pentagon has offered no indication that its forces would step aside. The rise of jihadi Sunni Muslim ...
Although ISIS was largely routed in 2017, the seeds of another insurgency have already been sown, said Jennifer Cafarella, a senior intelligence planner with the Institute for the Study of War, a D.C. think tank that has advised U.S. military commanders on operations in Iraq and Syria. “Unfortunately, the ...
The Institute for the Study of War's ideological profile is clear: Its board members have included various neoconservatives, such as Bill Kristol, and it has gotten money from neoconservative and otherwise hawkish donors (including, in fact, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies), as well as from ...

In its report, the Institute for the Study of War found that the Islamic State was planning attacks in the United States from safe havens in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It said that residents in Jowzjan Province reported in November that Islamic State extremists from France, Sudan, Chechnya, Uzbekistan and ...
Russia has successfully positioned its troops to launch a rapid invasion of Ukraine from the north and east, according to a March 8 report by the Institute for the Study of War, a U.S.-based defense think tank. The research paper titled “Russia's Military Posture: Ground Forces Order of Battle” gives a ...
Elizabeth Teoman, Turkey analyst at the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), described the seizure as a "key milestone in Turkey's line of advance towards Afrin city". "Operation Olive Branch appears to be progressing as the Turks hoped," she commented. Lund described Jandairis as an "important step ...
Vladimir Putin is distracting Western leaders from the real threat Russia poses through ostentatious displays of nuclear and conventional military power. He makes bombastic announcements of nuclear weapons technology and exercises of mechanized forces to intimidate us with capabilities he does not ...
This is stated in a report published by analysts from the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), Ukrinform reports. "The Russian military is well-positioned to launch a conventional war in Ukraine and a hybrid war in the Baltic states, the opposite of what Western leaders seem to be expecting in each theater," ...
AfrinCampaign20180226 A map shows areas of control in Afrin district, Aleppo province, northwestern Syria as of February 26. Institute for the Study of War. Syria Control of Terrain - 22 FEB 2018-page-001 A map shows areas of control in Syria as of February 22. Institute for the Study of War. "In a way, ISIS ...
“The campaign to defeat the Islamic State is at risk,” said Jennifer Cafarella, a senior intelligence planner with the Institute for the Study of War in Washington. “The S.D.F. is unlikely to clear remaining ISIS-held areas of the Euphrates River and could even begin to take losses due to the shift in Syrian Kurds' ...
Jennifer Cafarella, a Syria expert at the Institute for the Study of War, says that Assad is trying to “recapture every square inch of Syrian territory.” He's done so by leading a brutal campaign across the country — one that Eastern Ghouta now faces. “The regime has been leading a 'siege, starve, and ...
Elizabeth Teoman at the Institute for the Study of War in Washington says Turkish forces and their allies among Syrian rebel groups "have made slow but steady progress on multiple fronts along the Syrian-Turkish border amid fierce Kurdish resistance and adverse weather," and now control a strip some 15 ...
KEITH: Another factor was likely that a more constrained response was what was required to have allies on board, says Jennifer Cafarella, a Syria expert at the Institute for the Study of War. But she says the shifting messages - not knowing whether the president is making a statement or delivering an order ...
KEITH: Another factor was likely that a more constrained response was what was required to have allies on board, says Jennifer Cafarella, a Syria expert at the Institute for the Study of War. But she says the shifting messages - not knowing whether the president is making a statement or delivering an order ...
"Siege and starve" is as grim as it sounds, said Chris Kozak, a senior analyst with the Institute for the Study of War, where he focuses on Syrian strategy. Bombing raids destroy hospitals, mosques and markets, making existence in opposition-held regions untenable. The tactic involves fighters cordoning off ...
... more than half the country, but after seven years of war, the government has retained control of most of Syria's territory. Even so, pockets of rebel influence and large areas under the administration of a mostly Kurdish, U.S.-backed force still challenge Assad's rule. Institute for the Study of War/Reuters ...
Christopher Kozak, a senior analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, also worries about an incident spinning out of control. “That's why I am greatly concerned in the next several months we are going to get, if not a total regional conflagration, then at least a more direct Israel-Iran confrontation on a new ...
Jennifer Cafarella, a senior intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, told Newsweek that "the U.S. needs to be prepared to defend its positions in Syria and Iraq with force." She noted that "Russia, Iran and Assad seek to expel the U.S. from Syria and have attacked U.S. and partnered forces ...
A map shows areas of control in Syria as of February 22, 2018. The Turkish military and rebel allies have since made gains in Afrin, while the Syrian military, backed by Russia and Iran, has moved in on rebels in Idlib and the eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus. Institute for the Study of War.
Carter Center/Institute for the Study of War/Reuters. Syria's nearly seven-year civil war has grown even bloodier and more complex recently as new fronts open up nationwide. As the West-backed rebellion in the early stages of the war collapsed into infighting, ISIS took over most insurgent land. It was then ...
INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR/REUTERS. In Iraq, the momentum turned against ISIS and, shortly after losing its largest city of Mosul last summer, the group was declared dead by the government. In Syria, the U.S.'s creation of the mostly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces followed a massive ...
A map of Syria locates the place where a Russian warplane was shot down on February 3. Russian air power and Iran-backed Shiite Muslim militias played a key role in helping the Syrian military overcome a 2011 uprising by rebels and jihadis. Institute for the Study of War/Russian Government/Reuters.
The government captured a rebel pocket in the town of Beit Jinn, near the Golan Heights in January, in blatant violation of the accord. What's more, the Institute for the Study of War warned last week that pro-government forces are preparing for an “imminent assault” in southern Syria in further violation of the ...
However, the highly-regarded Washington think-tank, the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), published a report last week suggesting otherwise. The ISW warned that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi might not win the upcoming Iraqi elections, in May, and even if he does, the results may leave him so weak that he will be ...
An analysis from the Institute for the Study of War calls the withdrawal “a likely ruse.” Russia has maintained “a constant tempo of airstrikes to protect its assets in western Syria and to support the regime in the east,” the ISW reports. It also notes Russia's main air base at Latakia on the Syrian coast has come ...
Accidents aside, “I think it is a real risk” that Turkish troops or their proxy forces in northern Syria could set their sights on American forces in Manbij," said Jennifer Cafarella, senior intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, according to Munoz. Turkey launched a military incursion into ...
“ISIS nowadays are spreading all over Syria,” he said via Facebook chat. Government and independent analysts in Syria and in Washington, including the Institute for the Study of War, said there was a thriving trade in smuggling Islamic State fighters across the border into Turkey, where intelligence officials ...
There is also evidence - cited by US think tank the Institute for the Study of War (ISW) - which suggests that Syrian government forces have allowed Kurdish reinforcements to pass through their territory on the way to help fighters in the Afrin pocket. The recent ISW study also cites an episode earlier this week ...
Another option could be to seek a compromise with Turkey by withdrawing U.S. and Kurdish forces from Manbij, said Elizabeth Teoman, a Turkey specialist with the Institute for the Study of War. "The Turks may accept that as an intermediate step, but the U.S. will consistently face threats of escalation from ...
Another option could be to seek a compromise with Turkey by withdrawing U.S. and Kurdish forces from Manbij, said Elizabeth Teoman, a Turkey specialist with the Institute for the Study of War. "The Turks may accept that as an intermediate step, but the U.S. will consistently face threats of escalation from ...
“Whatever successes the Trump administration is claiming against ISIS are actually a product of the Obama administration's approach,” says Jennifer Cafarella, the senior intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War. To be fair, Trump's approach wasn't 100 percent identical to Obama's. He did ...
Another option could be to seek a compromise with Turkey by withdrawing U.S. and Kurdish forces from Manbij, said Elizabeth Teoman, a Turkey specialist with the Institute for the Study of War. "The Turks may accept that as an intermediate step, but the U.S. will consistently face threats of escalation from ...
Neither Russia, Syria nor the U.S. have moved to block the Turkish invasion. Institute for the Study of War/Maps4News. President Donald Trump called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to "de-escalate the situation" in Afrin and "exercise caution" on Wednesday. Erdogan has pressed on, however ...
INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF WAR/MAPS4NEWS. As the U.S. cut assistance to mostly Arab Sunni Muslim rebels fighting to unseat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since 2011, it focused on what would become known in 2015 as the Syrian Democratic Forces, a mostly Kurdish alliance focused on ...
The primary concern for U.S. forces in Syria, moving forward, will be to contain the follow-on escalation between Turkey and the Syrian Kurdish YPG, which has threatened a wide-scale retaliation if Turkey attacks," Jennifer Cafarella, the Institute for the Study of War's senior intelligence planner, told ...
Maps show areas of control in Syria on August 30, 2017, and December 14, 2017. China has not shared Western concerns about human rights under Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has already begun to focus on rebuilding the country he has mostly retaken. Institute for the Study of War/Reuters.


 

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