Tag Archives: Bilal Saab

Leading the Attack: Analyzing the Anti-ISIS Coalition’s Progress

On the heels of recent tragic and perhaps paradigm-shifting events such as the Nice attack and Turkish coup attempt, Atlantic Council’s Senior Fellow Michael Weiss and Jasmine El-Gamal analyzed the Anti-ISIS Coalition’s progress in a special members and press call. The call was convened on July 19, moderated by Bilal Saab, director of the Atlantic Council’s Middle East Peace and Security Initiative.

The Atlantic Council’s Members Conference Call series provides members from around the world an exclusive opportunity to speak directly with the work of the Atlantic Council.

What should be our anti-ISIS strategy?

The Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security recently held a high-level war game to explore future courses of action that the US-led coalition could pursue against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, including staying the course, implementing a diplomatic surge, and carrying out a heavy military intervention. Participants explored these options with the aim of informing key domestic and regional stakeholders on the critical components of a successful coalition strategy. The public event presents the findings of the simulation, before initiating a broader discussion of the strategic challenges facing the United States and its partners in the fight against ISIS.