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The terrorist group ISIS continues to be a focus of the 2016 presidential campaign. During the final presidential debate in Oct. 19, Donald Trump said the group has spread significantly.

In June, a special 90-minute presentation of works-in-progress took place at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, as part of the annual Writers' Workshop of the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences. Basra-Boston Connections ...
A coalition of various Iraqi fighters with assistance from the U.S. are continuing to push toward the ISIS held city of Mosul. Is the fight going according to plan?
James M. Dubik, senior fellow at the Institute for the Study of War and a professor at Georgetown University; Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, the Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute For Near East Policy; and Rev.

Elizabeth O'Bagy, who has made numerous trips to Syria to interview insurgent commanders for the Institute for the Study of War, told the New York Times' Ben Hubbard that my "sense is that there are no seculars" anti-government fighters interviewed by ...
... but in doing so he went to a minimalist, gradualist and proxy approach that is prolonging the war. Where is the justice in that?
Over the course of the year, Russia also built up an Integrated Air Defence System (IADS), according to analysis from the Institute for the Study of War "to pressure US and coalition policy makers to cede the majority of Syrian airspace to Russian and ...
The construction went through fits and starts," said Chris Harmer, an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War.
The Iraqi forces are approaching Mosul from two different directions in order to create a pincer effect, according to the Institute for the Study of War, which is tracking the operation. Inside the city, the Islamic State militants are lighting tires ...
When Iraqi forces reach the city, Patrick Martin of the Institute for the Study of War in Washington DC said they should expect to see defences like the tunnel networks and booby-trapped explosives of Badana, but on a much greater scale.
Raqqa could serve as a refuge for IS fighters fleeing Mosul, even if roads are harder to access, said Jennifer Cafarella of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. Retreating fighters could also hide among fleeing civilians, or travel in ...
... showed that "Russia's claims of striking 'terrorists' were clearly not accurate as they repeatedly attacked mainstream opposition groups, particularly those working with the West," according to the Washington-based think tank the Institute for the ...
I have made approximations, drawing on remarkable work by the Institute for the Study of War and other think tanks. The numbers can be debated; in fact, they are almost surely somewhat wrong.
The Institute for the Study of War has been keeping track of Russia's activities in Syria in pinpoint detail. This is how it summed up Putin's strategy in a recent report: "Russia will continue to exert pressure on the US and the international ...
Raqqa could serve as a refuge for ISIS fighters fleeing Mosul, even if roads are harder to access, said Jennifer Cafarella of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. Retreating fighters could also hide among fleeing civilians, or travel in ...
Elizabeth O'Bagy, who has made numerous trips to Syria to interview insurgent commanders for the Institute for the Study of War, told the New York Times' Ben Hubbard that my "sense is that there are no seculars" anti-government fighters interviewed by ...
... but in doing so he went to a minimalist, gradualist and proxy approach that is prolonging the war. Where is the justice in that?
Over the course of the year, Russia also built up an Integrated Air Defence System (IADS), according to analysis from the Institute for the Study of War "to pressure US and coalition policy makers to cede the majority of Syrian airspace to Russian and ...
The construction went through fits and starts," said Chris Harmer, an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War.
When Iraqi forces reach the city, Patrick Martin of the Institute for the Study of War in Washington DC said they should expect to see defences like the tunnel networks and booby-trapped explosives of Badana, but on a much greater scale.
Raqqa could serve as a refuge for IS fighters fleeing Mosul, even if roads are harder to access, said Jennifer Cafarella of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. Retreating fighters could also hide among fleeing civilians, or travel in ...
Raqqa could serve as a refuge for IS fighters fleeing Mosul, even if roads are harder to access, said Jennifer Cafarella of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. Retreating fighters could also hide among fleeing civilians, or travel in ...
When Iraqi forces reach Mosul, Patrick Martin of the Institute for the Study of War in Washington said they should expect to see similar complex defenses like the tunnel networks and booby-trapped explosives in Badana, but on a much greater scale ...
... showed that "Russia's claims of striking 'terrorists' were clearly not accurate as they repeatedly attacked mainstream opposition groups, particularly those working with the West," according to the Washington-based think tank the Institute for the ...
In an online speech two years later, Baghdadi launched what he called a "Breaking the Walls" campaign in Iraq, according to the Institute for the Study of War, aimed at freeing al-Qaida members imprisoned by U.S. forces and and expanding his territory ...
"ISIS is going to fight harder for Mosul than it has for other places, because it's a crown jewel," said Jessica Lewis McFate, a scholar at the Institute for the Study of War. ISIS is an acronym for the Islamic State. The stakes are high not just for ...
I have made approximations, drawing on remarkable work by the Institute for the Study of War and other think tanks. The numbers can be debated; in fact, they are almost surely somewhat wrong.
Raymond Thomas, who heads U.S. Special Operations Command, called a regime collapse in North Korea a "worst case scenario," at a recent conference hosted by the Institute for the Study of War. "In the event of the implosion of the region, we'd have the ...
The Institute for the Study of War has been keeping track of Russia's activities in Syria in pinpoint detail. This is how it summed up Putin's strategy in a recent report: "Russia will continue to exert pressure on the US and the international ...
The Institute for the Study of War, a nonpartisan research group in Washington, has compiled dozens of maps - updated in June - that "show the world that Russia's claims of striking 'terrorists' were clearly not accurate as they repeatedly attacked ...
Raymond Thomas, who heads U.S. Special Operations Command, called a regime collapse in North Korea a "worst case scenario," at a recent conference hosted by the Institute for the Study of War. "In the event of the implosion of the region, we'd have the ...
... the Institute for the Study of War's Harleen Gambhir explained. "Naming a main Propaganda effort after a forecasted battle in Dabiq, Syria, implies that ISIS wants to be seen as the jihadist group that will lead the Muslim community into worldwide ...
Jessica D Lewis, in a study published by the Institute for the Study of War, writes: "AQI [al-Qa'ida in Iraq] in 2013 is an extremely vigorous, resilient and capable organisation that can operate from Basra to coastal Syria.
"Nusra has seized upon the fractured nature of the Syrian conflict by syncing up with other groups," said Jennifer Cafarella, a Syria analyst at the nonpartisan Institute for the Study of War in Washington. "Now these groups need Nusra to survive on ...
FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2009, file photo, President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama poses with his medal and diploma at the Nobel peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo.
"The battle of Aleppo is the culmination of many years of fighting," says analyst Jennifer Cafarella with the Washington, D.C.
"Security forces are overextended across Iraq due to increased IS attacks and provincial security issues," according to Emily Anagnostos, an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War, a Washington-based think tank. "IS continues to strategically ...
A more ambitious no-fly zone, detailed by the Institute for the Study of War, an independent Washington think tank, could stake out a footprint 50 miles deep and 80 miles wide along Syria's northern border with Turkey, including the city of Aleppo ...
A screenshot of the ISIS propaganda magazine, "Dabiq," named after the symbolically important ISIS-held village in northwestern Syria.
... Sunday's strike ... The hospital before Sunday's strike ... ... and afterwards. The region of Hama is under regime control, but jihadist groups Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and Jund al-Aqsa are active in the area, according to the Institute for the ...
Jack Keane, board chairman at the Institute for the Study of War and a former army vice chief of staff, recommends forming two separate safe zones for displaced Syrians near the Turkish and Jordanian borders in Syria.
... "that the Federal police leadership have become highly compromised by Iranian proxy Actors and are increasingly unreliable and unresponsive to the Iraqi chain of command," said Patrick Martin, an analyst from the Institute for the Study of War ...
Genevieve Casagrande, an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War, said this was a victory for Russia, and likely its goal.
U.S. officials are preparing for the coming battles to retake the Islamic State's largest remaining strongholds, Mosul, Iraq, and Raqqa, Syria.
Kimberly Kagan, president of The Institute for the Study of War, said the United States errs when it thinks of conflicts in the Middle East (or anywhere, for that matter) as merely regional.


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