Archive for ‘Bennett Seftel’

Briefs & Analysis

Has Pakistan Truly Tamed its Tribal Frontier?

Maligned as a bastion of extremism and a top terrorist safe haven, Pakistan’s Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA), along the country’s northwestern border with Afghanistan, […] More

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Trump’s “Red Line” Moment in Syria?

Bottom Line: U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to rain missiles on forces loyal to Syrian Bashar al-Assad, one week after they allegedly conducted a […] More

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Debating Risk and Blowback on North Korea

Cipher Brief experts debated the risk versus blowback of striking North Korea before it has a chance to strike the continental United States, at The […] More

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ISIS Festers and Grows in Lawless Libya

Bottom Line: ISIS maintains a strong presence in Libya and remains a potent regional threat, despite domestic and international efforts to oust the group from […] More