U.S.-China Relations Deteriorate Over Fallout from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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  Bottom Line Up Front The relationship between the United States and China continues to deteriorate as fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) fundamentally alters geopolitics, economics, and...

Iran-U.S. Tensions Escalate Against Backdrop of COVID-19 Spread

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  Bottom Line Up Front Lethal attacks on U.S. troops by Iran-backed Iraqi militias in March 2020 demonstrate that Iran continues to retaliate for the January U.S. killing of top Iranian...

What the IC Can Learn from Dr. Anthony Fauci

by Kristin Wood

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Offensive Operations and US Defense

by Walter Pincus

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Author Gordon Corera talks about the Russians Among Us

by Gordon Corera

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Protests Continue to Destabilize Colombia

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  Bottom Line Up Front Protests in Colombia, South America’s oldest democracy, have been relatively under reported upon in the international media. The protesters are motivated by a desire to...

Yes, this is Panic, but do not Despair

by Sean Roche

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Designating White Supremacist Groups as Foreign Terrorist Organizations

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  Bottom Line Up Front In an unprecedented move, the U.S. State Department may formally designate a violent white supremacist group as a foreign terrorist organization according to press...

Syria: Is the Endgame Approaching?

by John McLaughlin

Cipher Brief Expert John McLaughlin is a distinguished practitioner in residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.  He served as the Deputy Director of the...

Coronavirus Compounds Iran’s Difficulties

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  Bottom Line Up Front Iran is the Middle East’s epicenter for the spread of the COVID-19 infection. The failure of Iran’s leaders to contain the virus add to the other ongoing challenges...