International Security & Foreign Policy

Strategic Planning Cell

Grant Year: 2018


Kimberly Kagan, Jessica Lewis McFate, Jennifer Cafarella, and Jim Dubik will lead an effort to develop policy options to defeat the Islamic State and al Qaida, influence the evolution of Iraq, and respond to Russia’s global military assertiveness. The team will analyze open-source intelligence and undertake strategic planning exercises to examine alternative courses of action and recommend strategies to the U.S. government and policy community. The project’s findings will appear in a series of reports, short papers, and briefs.

Institute for the Study of War International Security & Foreign Policy

$300,000