Fighting Over Access to Libya’s Energy Supplies

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Fighting in Libya has dragged on for the past eight years following the ouster of the country’s longtime leader, the dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Access to energy reserves...

The Unintended Consequences of Military Aid

by Rana Shabb

This Academic Incubator column is part of an academic partnership with the Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, presenting regular expert commentary on global...

Can Esmail Qaani Lead Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - Qods Force?

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The operations of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF) will continue unabated despite the death of its commander Qasem Soleimani. His...

Succession: Kremlin Style

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Russian President Vladimir V. Putin is continuing his ironclad grip on power through newly introduced changes to the Russian constitution. In mid-January, Russia’s...

Questions to be asking about Iran and Iraq

by John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin served as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2000-2004 and served as Acting Director of the CIA in 2004.  He currently serves as a distinguished practitioner...

The Story Behind Israel's Shadow Strike in Syria

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Members of ‘The Base’ Arrested in Maryland, Georgia, and Wisconsin

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Over the past few years, the threat posed to the U.S. homeland by white supremacy extremists has eclipsed that of the individuals inspired by groups like al-Qaeda and the...

Congress MIA on Oversight Responsibilities

by Walter Pincus

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The House that Putin is Building

by Robert Dannenberg

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Geopolitical Conflict Underlying the War in Libya

by Jonathan Hoffman

This Academic Incubator column is part of a Cipher Brief academic partnership program that presents insights on global security-related issues from the next generation of national security...