Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The U.S. War Against ISIS

The U.S. War Against ISIS

March 08, 2022 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

About the Event

How did the United States and its allies choose to fight ISIS? What have the consequences been for transatlantic relations, and how will these consequences shape future wars the United States chooses to fight? In this month's People, Politics, and Prose, FPRI's Director of Research, Aaron Stein, joins Ronald J. Granieri to discuss his new book The US War Against ISIS: How America and its Allies Defeated the Caliphate. Stein and Granieri will discuss the prosecution of the war against ISIS and the choices made to keep the American military footprint as small as possible.

People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.  

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Aaron Stein

Aaron Stein - Aaron Stein is a Black Sea Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and Chief Content Officer at Metamorphic Media/War on the Rocks.

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, and host of People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly series of events.