On 10/11/16, Frontline released an in-depth analysis of the success and failures of the U.S. led coalition to degrade and ultimately destroy Daesh in Iraq and Syria. The documentary examines the social, political, and economic upheaval the MENA region has faced since the Syrian and Iraqi military conceded large swaths of territory to Daesh in 2014. Notable contributors to the documentary are American Security Project board member, and former Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, former Special Assistant to the President, Philip Gordon, and various foreign dignitaries. The analysis further extends to regional state actors – primarily Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iran – and the complications of defeating a well-trained and sophisticated extremist group when military and political alliances shifted rapidly throughout the region.
An article focusing on the challenges that pose to reconstruction of Syria and Iraq after the defeat of Daesh.
Published by Adjunct Senior Fellow, Pascale Siegel, Five Things to Watch for from ISIS in 2016 details the existential threat Daesh poses on multiple fronts.
An excerpt centered around the risks of arming militias in the fight against Daesh and Assad.
An analysis focused on the training and remilitarization of the Iraqi army by U.S. forces.
An article focusing on the millions of disenfranchised men, women, and children that have fled Daesh, and the failure of the international community to provide a resolution.
An event held by ASP that focused on the rise of Daesh and their threat to businesses and investments in Iraq.