This is a good synopsis of the current, on the ground situation is Syria, post ISIS. Its worth a read as the situation is immensely complicated. I am glad to see that we seem to have learned from our mistake by pulling out of Iraq in 2010, which, more than any other event
For Syria, No Clear View of the Future - Stratfor Worldview
led to the rise of ISIS. I hope we will keep supporting the Kurds, even if our support for a free Kurdish state is somewhat muted.