Response to Ebola Outbreak in Congo Disrupted by Security Risks

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest in history, with more than 422 probable and confirmed cases and nearly 250 deaths,...

Qatar Exits OPEC

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Qatar’s withdrawal from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is strongly correlated to Doha’s ongoing rift with the cartel’s dominant member,...

A Gathering Arms Race Between Great Powers

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On December 04, NATO formally accused Russia of being in violation of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Since 2014, the U.S. claims that Russia has...

Sending Russia A Maritime Message

by General Philip M. Breedlove

The U.S. Navy sailed the USS McCampbell close to contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, according to CNN.   A U.S. Pacific Fleet Spokesperson, told the television network that Moscow...

The Battle Against Deadly Biological Threats

by Elizabeth (Beth) E. Cameron, PhD

A five month-long outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached dangerous levels and the risk of further spread is high. Thirty-six new cases were reported during the week of...

The Continuing Slide Toward Authoritarianism in Hungary

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The Central European University, a well-respected academic institution established at the end of the Cold War, is being forced to leave Hungary. The move follows two...

What Book Agents Want

by Suzanne Kelly

In the mid-2000s, I was working as an Executive Producer at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta.  Like many reporters, I was looking for post 9/11 stories that hadn’t been told, stories that...

Costs and Consequences of Counterterrorism

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The U.K. Parliament has issued a report detailing shortcomings with how its security services handled five terrorism cases in 2017. The challenges came not in the...

Adam Schiff's Agenda

by Walter Pincus

“We have seen Deutsche Bank within the last couple years sanctioned in the hundreds of millions by the State of New York for laundering money, and Deutsche Bank was apparently the only bank willing...

Trump and Xi Meet at G-20 Amidst Deteriorating China-U.S. Relations

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On December 1, President Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina. The meeting comes at a crucial time for the Sino-U.S....