Chile Rocked by Tremors of a Growing Protest Movement

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front In Chile, one of Latin America’s wealthiest nations, anger and resentment over corruption and economic inequality reached a boiling point over the weekend. Protests...

Social Media and the Fight Against Disinformation

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Facebook recently announced that it identified and disabled Russian and Iranian disinformation campaigns operating on its platform. The proliferation of bots, fake...

How Much Does a Pound of Cyber-Hardening Cost for Defense Systems?

by Jim Keffer

SPONSORED CONTENT — As I’ve talked to many Department of Defense leaders over the years, I’ve often heard them ask, “how much would a pound of cybersecurity for a weapon system cost...

Russia Reaps Benefits of U.S. Withdrawal

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front As the United States continues its hasty withdrawal from Syria, Russia has consolidated immense leverage in the country. Acting as Assad’s air force, Russia has helped...

How the Impeachment Process is Working

by Walter Pincus

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Why the U.S. is Losing this War to the Russians

by Information Wars

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Syrian Withdrawal Dangerous Regional Gambit

by Emile Nakhleh

Cipher Brief Expert Emile Nakhleh is a retired CIA Senior Intelligence Service Officer and founding director of the CIA’s Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program Office. OPINION —...

Widespread Protests in Lebanon Transcend Sectarian and Political Divides

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Late last week, Lebanon erupted in protests in response to the government’s attempt to impose a tax on the popular messaging app WhatsApp. The protests have focused...

Al-Qaeda is Strengthening Its Networks Throughout the Sahel

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Al-Qaeda maintains a stronger position in the Sahel than Islamic State-affiliated groups. Although Western targets have been struck in recent years, the vast majority of...

Recruiting Spies in the Trump Era

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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