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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 ...
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.
The pavilion will house a special exhibits gallery; the Institute for the Study of War and democracy, a growing hive of WWII historical expertise; a WWII Media and education Center with production studios and broadcast capabilities for the editing, production and dissemination of the Museum's digital assets ...
... march together under the Korean Unification Flag for the first time in a decade. Some analysts, such as the Institute for the Study of War's Charles Frattini III, have linked North Korea's recent willingness to negotiate with a desire to portray the U.S. as the primary obstacle standing between the two nations.

Just as telling is Smith Richardson's continued backing of the Institute for the Study of War, headed by Kimberly Kagan, wife of Frederick, with whom she was a "de facto advisor" to General Petraeus for a year as he set about his then-vaunted COIN strategy in Afghanistan. ISW, chaired by retired General ...
... not matched by corresponding U.S. economic and military measures in coming years, the U.S. and its partners risk ceding influence in the region to hostile revanchist powers," Franklin Holcomb, a Russia and Ukraine analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, told The Daily Signal in an earlier interview.
Just as telling is Smith Richardson's continued backing of the Institute for the Study of War, headed by Kimberly Kagan, wife of Frederick, with whom she was a "de facto advisor" to General Petraeus for a year as he set about his then-vaunted COIN strategy in Afghanistan. ISW, chaired by retired General ...
Jennifer Cafarella, the Senior intelligence Planner at the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War, disagrees, saying: "The pro-regime offensive does violate the Astana de-escalation zone in spirit. The debate over which group (rebel or al Qaida) the pro-regime forces is fighting is in some ways ...
Islamic State militants fleeing strongholds in Syria are leaving behind a trove of records detailing everything from the terror group's finances to personnel documents on individual fighters. "Their record-keeping is phenomenal," Maj. Gen. James Jarrard told USA Today in an interview from Baghdad.
FACE THE NATION - CIA director Mike Pompeo; Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY; Haley Barbour, Former Governor of Mississippi; Tom Donilon, Former National Security Advisor; Michael Morell, Former Acting CIA Director & CBS News Senior National Security Contributor. Political Panel: Mike Allen, Co-Founder of ...
Some analysts fear that China eventually will form an unholy partnership with Russia, dragging Ukraine back under Russia-oriented authoritarian rule. "China has a very aggressive economic strategy in Europe," Jack Keane, retired US Army general and chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, warned ...
Jennifer Cafarella, an analyst for the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War, said maintaining sleeper cells is a crucial part of Islamic State's long-term strategy to resurge. Its decisions to withdraw early from several battlefields across Syria and Iraq were aimed at preserving capability for future use, ...
The nonpartisan Institute for the Study of War reported earlier this year that "Iranian military cooperation with Russia in Syria is dramatically increasing Tehran's ability to plan and conduct complex conventional operations ... (and) is transforming its military to be able to conduct quasi-conventional warfare ...
"While Russia might prefer that nobody invest in Ukraine in order to increase economic pressure on Kiev, it lacks the tools to achieve this goal," said Holcomb, the Institute for the Study of War analyst. "In this context, China's ruthlessly pragmatic investment is preferable to similar Western initiatives which ...
The devastating, bloody conflict in Syria has raged on for more than half a decade. Getty Images. When asked if the war might end in 2018, Jennifer Cafarella, a senior intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, told Newsweek she was "sad to say" it doesn't appear to be a realistic possibility.
"Russia clearly is dangerous, very capable, and has significant geopolitical ambitions that are on a collision course with the international order; as we had for more than 70 years," said Keane, who is chairman of the board at the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. On Wednesday, the EU ...
On Monday, the Russian military said it would withdraw 23 combat planes and two helicopter gunships, which would represent about two-thirds of its aircraft in Syria, said Chris Kozak, an analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. Kozak said Russia would likely replace those aircraft with other military ...
Institute for the Study of War/Maps4News/Reuters. The incident, for which the U.S. garnered criticism at home as well, has further complicated the shifting alliances of Syria's nearly seven-year civil war in which pro-Syrian government forces and the SDF have emerged as the most powerful Actors on the ...
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 ...
With ISIS largely defeated in the east, the Syrian Army has set its sights on the last rebel-held province of Idlib, while Turkey targeted U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Aleppo Institute for the Study of War/Reuters. While the People's Protection Units (YPG) comprised the dominant faction of the ...
... not matched by corresponding U.S. economic and military measures in coming years, the U.S. and its partners risk ceding influence in the region to hostile revanchist powers," Franklin Holcomb, a Russia and Ukraine analyst at the Institute for the Study of War, told The Daily Signal in an earlier interview.
The attacks also raise questions about the Sustainability of Russia's gains in Syria, said Jennifer Cafarella of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. In December, Putin visited the Khmeimim base and said Russia would start to wind its presence down because the war in Syria is essentially ...
Institute for the Study of War/Reuters. Putin announced earlier this month that he would begin withdrawing his country's forces from Syria, but said Russia would maintain a long-term presence in two military bases near the Syrian coastal cities of Latakia and Tartus. Putin said Thursday that more than ...
"Russia clearly is dangerous, very capable, and has significant geopolitical ambitions that are on a collision course with the international order; as we had for more than 70 years," said Keane, who is chairman of the board at the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. On Wednesday, the EU ...
... notorious al-Iqab prison, were also detained. "It is clear that the jihadist movement in Syria is suffering probably the worst moment of internal fighting since the 2013 schism between ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra [now HTS]," said Jennifer Cafarella of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War.
"It is clear that the jihadist movement in Syria is suffering probably the worst moment of internal fighting since the 2013 schism between ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra," said Jennifer Cafarella of the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War, using an alternate acronym for the Islamic State group. Jabhat ...
The nonpartisan Institute for the Study of War reported earlier this year that "Iranian military cooperation with Russia in Syria is dramatically increasing Tehran's ability to plan and conduct complex conventional operations (and) is transforming its military to be able to conduct quasi-conventional warfare ...
The nonpartisan Institute for the Study of War reported earlier this year that "Iranian military cooperation with Russia in Syria is dramatically increasing Tehran's ability to plan and conduct complex conventional operations (and) is transforming its military to be able to conduct quasi-conventional warfare ...
The devastating, bloody conflict in Syria has raged on for more than half a decade. Getty Images. When asked if the war might end in 2018, Jennifer Cafarella, a senior intelligence planner at the Institute for the Study of War, told Newsweek she was "sad to say" it doesn't appear to be a realistic possibility.
"Russia clearly is dangerous, very capable, and has significant geopolitical ambitions that are on a collision course with the international order; as we had for more than 70 years," said Keane, who is chairman of the board at the Washington-based Institute for the Study of War. On Wednesday, the EU ...
A report by the Institute for the Study of War last week claimed that the group has exploited the international community's focus on annihilating the Islamic State to significantly increase its influence in southern Syria, consolidating control over most of the northwestern province of Idlib. al-Zawahiri said he did ...
To discuss the issue, Barmak Pazhwak, a senior Afghanistan analyst at the United States Institute of Peace, joined our moderator and RFE/RL Media manager Muhammad Tahir in Washington. Caitlin Forrest, an operations manager at the Institute for the Study of War think tank, joined the discussion from ...
The Institute for the Study of War is warning that al Qaeda is growing stronger in southern Syria. "An assassination campaign targeting mainstream opposition commanders and governance officials is facilitating al Qaeda's consolidation of power along the borders of Jordan and Israel. Southern Syria stands ...
"Russia intensified its air campaign in early November 2017 in support of Iran's strategic ground gains in Eastern Syria," according to analysis from the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for the Study of War. "Russia has simultaneously used its support to Iran to limit the freedom of action of the U.S. Anti-ISIS ...
IranIAN INFLUENCE IN Iraq: The Institute for the Study of War is warning that Iran is consolidating military control in Kirkuk, noting that Iraqi ...
Russia has accused the U.S. of hampering efforts to defeat ultraconservative Sunni Muslim militant groups in Syria, where the jihadis were on ...
Institute for the Study of War/Reuters. Eisenkot dispelled rumors of Israeli collusion with al-Qaeda's Nusra Front, now called Hayat Tahrir ...


 

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