Reimagining Intelligence and National Security Language Programs

by Lorie Roule

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The Many Faces of Chairman Kim Jung Un

by Kenneth Dekleva

At the recent December 2019 plenum, Chairman Kim, rather than giving his traditional New Year’s speech, outlined a different strategy toward the US moving forward in 2020. In doing so, he...

Understanding Haftar and the Path Ahead in Libya

by Jonathan M. Winer

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How did Libya get where it is Today?

by Deborah Jones

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Iran's Supreme Messaging

by Jason Brodsky

When news broke that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was scheduled to deliver the Friday Prayer sermon on January 17 for the first time since 2012, Iranian media went into overdrive to...

A 2020 U.S. Strategy for Latin America

by Ambassador Patrick Duddy

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NATO's Future Threats

by General Wesley K. Clark, (ret.)

In a declaration issued at the conclusion of last week’s NATO meeting in London, leaders agreed on continuing support for the alliance and they laid out a range of actions that NATO must undertake...

A JCPOA on Life Support

by Jason Brodsky

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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...

When Will China Move on Hong Kong?

by Mike Chinoy

China’s communist leadership is struggling over how to respond to Hong Kong’s swelling protests. Giving in to protesters’ demands for democracy or allowing unrest to spread is out of the...