Sisi Responds to Protests in Egypt With an Iron Fist

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front In late September, protests erupted throughout Egypt in response to the widespread and systemic corruption of the regime of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The go-to strategy for...

Trump's Impact on the Five Eyes and Beyond

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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Violent Protests in Iraq

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Iraq has been convulsed by growing protests this week over corruption, widespread unemployment, and the government’s inability to provide basic services. The government...

The U.S. Struggles to Gain Leverage in Syria

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The Assad regime again demanded the immediate withdrawal of U.S. and Turkish troops from Syria, labeling them ‘occupying forces.’ Meanwhile, the United States and...

Reflecting on Khashoggi’s Murder One Year Later: Still No Justice for Jamal

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front It has been one year since the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, killed by a team of assassins with ties to the highest levels of the Saudi...

Are We Headed for a Watergate Moment?

by John McLaughlin

OPINION — Could there be a Hugh Scott in 2019? I refer to Sen. Hugh Scott of Pennsylvania, in office from 1958 to 1976, who came to mind because as a young Pennsylvanian during the Watergate...

The Islamic State in West Africa Province is Growing in Strength and Sophistication

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front It is probable that Islamic State core transferred its technological know-how to its West African province (ISWAP) through direct exchanges between fighters in Libya or...

A History of Putin's Assassination Program

by The Compatriots

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Atkinson's Dogged Push for Transparency

by Walter Pincus

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White Supremacy Extremists Extend Reach From Ukraine to U.S. Military

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front As outlined in a new report by The Soufan Center on the nature of transnational white supremacy extremism, the U.S. military has struggled to root out violent white...