Following the ISIS attack in Paris and the bombing of a Russian passenger plane, Russia ramped up its bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria while the United States did not make any significant strategic changes. RIWI began tracking citizen attitudes in Russia and the United States towards their respective governments’ responses to the ISIS threat. In Russia, 64% of respondents agreed that the government’s intensified bombing campaign would bolster Russia’s reputation abroad. In the United States, only 44% of Americans agreed that the government should have been more aggressive in its bombing from the beginning of the campaign one year ago. Laurie Ann Mylroie, RIWI’s national security analyst, has published these findings with additional analysis in the Washington Examiner.
See here for a summary of RIWI’s key findings.