ISW INTSUM Project

Dina Shahrokhi

Dina Shahrokhi is the Research and Production Manager at the Institute for the Study of War.  At ISW, she helps guide the work of the analysts and research team as they analyze some of the most pressing conflicts facing the world today. From ISIS to the Syrian civil war to the increasingly assertive role of Russia in the Middle East, Ms. Shahrokhi helps ensure that ISW's research products are thoroughly researched, edited, and the production managed to ensure timely publication of ISW insights. 

Genevieve Casagrande

Genevieve Casagrande is a Syria Research Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War where she focuses on the Syrian opposition. She previously worked with The Carter Center as a Conflict Analyst with the Conflict Resolution Program’s Syria Conflict Mapping Project and the Syria Transition Options Initiative. While at ISW, Ms. Casagrande has spearheaded ISW’s Russian airstrikes in Syria maps which have appeared in many major publications across the globe.

Patrick Martin

Patrick Martin is a Research Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War where he focuses on political and security developments in Iraq. Prior to joining ISW, Patrick worked as an intern at the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). He has contributed to ISW’s “Iraq Situation Report” and “Iraq Control of Terrain Map” products.

ISIS’s Military Operations during Ramadan: A Forecast for 2015

The purpose of this intelligence forecast is to outline ISW’s assessment of the most likely and most dangerous courses of action for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) to pursue during Ramadan (June 17, 2015 to July 17, 2015). For the past three years, ISIS has conducted major offensive operations during the Ramadan holy month, accomplishing its major annual campaign objectives.

Harleen Gambhir

Harleen Gambhir is a Non-Resident Counterterrorism Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War. She focuses on the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham’s global strategy and operations, as well as on the organization's propaganda and digital presence.

Jennifer Cafarella

Jennifer Cafarella is the Lead Intelligence Planner at the Institute for the Study of War, where she is responsible for shaping and overseeing the development of ISW’s detailed plans and recommendations on how to achieve U.S.

Jessica Lewis McFate

Jessica Lewis McFate is the Director of Tradecraft and Innovation at the Institute for the Study of War. She joined ISW after eight years of service on Active Duty as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army.  Her military career includes 34 months deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, where she provided intelligence support to tactical, operational, and theater commands. She has twice been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for her impact upon operations.

Dr. Kimberly Kagan

Kimberly Kagan is the founder and president of the Institute for the Study of War. She is a military historian who has taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Yale, Georgetown, and American University. She is the author of The Eye of Command (2006) and The Surge: a Military History (2009), and editor of The Imperial Moment (2010).  Dr.