Institute for the Study of War

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The Institute for the Study of War advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education. The Institute is committed to improving the nation’s ability to execute military operations and respond to emerging threats in order to achieve U.S. strategic objectives. ISW is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization. Dr. Kimberly Kagan founded ISW in May 2007, as U.S. forces undertook a daring new counterinsurgency strategy to reverse the grim security situation on the ground in Iraq. Frustrated with the prevailing lack of accurate information documenting developments on the ground in Iraq and the detrimental effect of biased reporting on policymakers, Dr. Kagan established ISW to provide real-time, independent, and open-source analysis of ongoing military operations and insurgent attacks in Iraq.
Research Reports in JSTOR from Institute for the Study of War
175 Research Reports in JSTOR Date
ACCELERATING COMBAT POWER IN AFGHANISTAN 2009
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2009-2012 2012
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2013 2013
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2014 2014
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2015 2015
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2016 2016
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2016 2016
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2016 2016
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2016 2016
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2016 2016
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2016 2016
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2016 2016
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2016 2016
Afghanistan Order of Battle 2017 2017
AFTER THE SURGE:: TASK FORCE RAIDER’S EXPERIENCE IN IRAQ 2010
AL QAEDA AND ISIS:: EXISTENTIAL THREATS TO THE U.S. AND EUROPE 2016
AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ RESURGENT: THE BREAKING THE WALLS CAMPAIGN, PART I 2013
AL-QAEDA IN IRAQ RESURGENT, PART II 2013
AMERICA’S GLOBAL COMPETITIONS:: THE GRAY ZONE IN CONTEXT 2018
ANALYSIS OF THE AFGHAN DEFENSE APPOINTMENTS 2010
The Anbar Awakening:: Displacing al Qaeda from Its Stronghold in Western Iraq 2006
“AN ARMY IN ALL CORNERS” ASSAD’S CAMPAIGN STRATEGY IN SYRIA 2015
THE ASSAD REGIME: FROM COUNTERINSURGENCY TO CIVIL WAR 2013
ASSAD STRIKES DAMASCUS: THE BATTLE FOR SYRIA’S CAPITAL 2014
BALANCING MALIKI: SHIFTING COALITIONS IN IRAQI POLITICS AND THE RISE OF THE IRAQI PARLIAMENT 2009
The Battle for Basra 2003
The Battle for Diyala 2007
BEYOND THE ISLAMIC STATE:: IRAQ’S SUNNI INSURGENCY 2014
BUILDING SECURITY FORCES AND MINISTERIAL CAPACITY:: IRAQ AS A PRIMER 2009
THE CAMPAIGN FOR HOMS AND ALEPPO: THE ASSAD REGIME’S STRATEGY IN 2013 2014
COMPETING VISIONS FOR SYRIA AND IRAQ:: THE MYTH OF AN ANTI-ISIS GRAND COALITION 2016
CONFRONTING THE RUSSIAN CHALLENGE:: A NEW APPROACH FOR THE U.S. 2019
CONSOLIDATING PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN 2010
COUNTERINSURGENCY IN HELMAND: PROGRESS AND REMAINING CHALLENGES 2011
COUNTERINSURGENCY IN KANDAHAR: EVALUATING THE 2010 HAMKARI CAMPAIGN 2010
CREATING POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SYSTEMS 2010
Defining Success in AFGHANISTAN 2011
Enforcing the Law:: The Baghdad Security Plan Begins 2007
ESCALATION INTERVENTION: PART 2 2011
Expanding Security in Diyala 2007
The Fight for Mosul 2003
The Fragmentation of the Sadrist Movement 2009
THE FREE SYRIAN ARMY 2013
From ‘New Way Forward’ to New Commander 2007
THE HAQQANI NETWORK: FROM PAKISTAN TO AFGHANISTAN 2010
THE HAQQANI NETWORK: A STRATEGIC THREAT 2012
THE HAQQANI NETWORK IN KURRAM: THE REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF A GROWING INSURGENCY 2011
HEZBOLLAH IN SYRIA 2014
HOW WE GOT HERE WITH RUSSIA:: THE KREMLIN’S WORLDVIEW 2019
IRANIAN INFLUENCE: IN THE LEVANT, EGYPT, IRAQ, AND AFGHANISTAN 2012
IRANIAN NAVAL AND MARITIME STRATEGY 2013
IRANIAN STRATEGY IN SYRIA 2013
Iran’s Proxy Militias Continue to Escalate Against U.S. Personnel:: January 3 – March 17, 2020 2020
Iran’s Proxy War against the United States and the Iraqi Government 2006
IRAN’S TWO NAVIES: A MATURING MARITIME STRATEGY 2011
IRAQ ORDER OF BATTLE 2011 2011
Iraq Situation Report:: May 13 - 19, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: May 20 - 26, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: June 10 - 16, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: July 22-28, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: May 6-12, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: July 1 - 7, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: February 13 - 19, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: March 11 - 17, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: April 22-28, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: July 8-14, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: June 24 - 30, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: June 17 - 23, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: April 29 - May 5, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: February 26 - March 3, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: July 29 - August 05, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: July 15 - 21, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: March 25 - 31, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: March 4 - 10, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: May 27 - June 2, 2020 2020
Iraq Situation Report:: February 20 - 25, 2020 2020
IRAQI SECURITY FORCES AND POPULAR MOBILIZATION FORCES:: ORDERS OF BATTLE 2017
IRAQ’S 2014 NATIONAL ELECTIONS 2014
IRAQ’S SUNNIS IN CRISIS 2013
THE IRRECONCILABLES:: THE HAQQANI NETWORK 2010
THE ISIS DEFENSE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA:: COUNTERING AN ADAPTIVE ENEMY 2015
ISIS Forecast:: Ramadan 2016 2016
ISIS GOVERNANCE IN SYRIA 2014
ISIS’S GLOBAL STRATEGY:: A WARGAME 2015
ISIS’S SECOND COMEBACK: ASSESSING THE NEXT ISIS INSURGENCY 2019
THE ISLAMIC STATE:: A COUNTER-STRATEGY FOR A COUNTER-STATE 2014
THE ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ RETURNS TO DIYALA 2014
JABHAT AL NUSRA AND ISIS:: SOURCES OF STRENGTH 2016
JIHAD IN SYRIA 2012
KUNAR AND NURISTAN: RETHINKING U.S. COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS 2009
Lost Ground and New Opportunities amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic 2020
MALIKI’S AUTHORITARIAN REGIME 2013
March 1 Attacks on Pro-Regime Positions Demonstrate Growing Strength of Southern Syria Insurgency 2020
MARJAH’S LESSONS FOR KANDAHAR 2010
THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE PREPARES FOR AFGHAN ELECTIONS IN 2014 2013
OPERATION MOSHTARAK:: PREPARING FOR THE BATTLE OF MARJAH 2010
OPERATION MOSHTARAK:: TAKING AND HOLDING MARJAH 2010
OPERATIONAL ART IN COUNTERINSURGENCY:: A VIEW FROM THE INSIDE 2012
POLITICS AND POWER IN KANDAHAR 2010
Pro-regime Forces in Idlib Posture for Resumption of Offensive 2020
PUTIN’S INFORMATION WARFARE IN UKRAINE: SOVIET ORIGINS OF RUSSIA’S HYBRID WARFARE 2015
THE QUETTA SHURA TALIBAN IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN:: ORGANIZATION, OPERATIONS, AND SHADOW GOVERNANCE 2009
The Real Surge:: Preparing for Operation Phantom Thunder 2007
THE RE-ELECTION OF HAMID KARZAI 2010
THE RESURGENCE OF ASA’IB AHL AL-HAQ 2012
REVERSING THE NORTHEASTERN INSURGENCY 2011
ROOTS OF REBELLION: PART I 2011
Russia and Aligned Former Opposition Fighters Leverage Growing Anti-Assad Sentiment to Expand Control in Southern Syria 2020
Russia in Review:: Kremlin Escalates in Ukraine While Playing Peacemaker 2020
Russian Security Cooperation Agreements Post-2014 2020
RUSSIA’S DEAD-END DIPLOMACY IN SYRIA 2019
RUSSIA’S MILITARY POSTURE:: GROUND FORCES ORDER OF BATTLE 2018
RUSSIA’S MILITARY POSTURE:: GROUND FORCES ORDER OF BATTLE 2018
SECTARIAN AND REGIONAL CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST 2013
Securing Diyala 2007
SECURING HELMAND: UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO THE ENEMY 2009
Special Groups Regenerate 2008
STALEMATE & SIEGE: PART 3 2011
A STRATEGY TO DEFEAT THE ISLAMIC STATE 2014
THE STRUGGLE FOR SYRIA IN 2011: AN OPERATIONAL AND REGIONAL ANALYSIS 2011
Syria Situation Report:: June 10 - 23, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: May 27 - June 9, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: July 22 - August 4, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: January 21 - February 4, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: June 24 - July 6, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: March 4-17, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: February 5 - 18, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: July 7 - 21, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: April 29 - May 12, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: February 19 - March 3, 2020 2020
Syria Situation Report:: May 13 - 26, 2020 2020
SYRIAN ARMED OPPOSITION POWERBROKERS 2016
SYRIA’S ARMED OPPOSITION 2012
SYRIA’S MATURING INSURGENCY 2012
SYRIA’S POLITICAL OPPOSITION 2012
THE TALIBAN RESURGENT:: THREATS TO AFGHANISTAN’S SECURITY 2015
THE TALIBAN'S CAMPAIGN FOR KANDAHAR 2009
THE TIDE TURNS: PART 4 2011
Turkey Commits to Idlib 2020
Turkey’s Military Buildup in Syria’s Idlib 2020
UNCERTAIN FUTURE FOR THE SONS OF IRAQ 2010
THE U.S. IN IRAQ BEYOND 2011: A DIMINISHING BUT STILL VITAL ROLE 2011
UZBEK MILITANCY IN PAKISTAN’S TRIBAL REGION 2011
WILL THE MARINES PUSH INTO NORTHERN HELMAND? 2010