Hackers for Hire

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The investigation into the hacking of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ phone demonstrates how private firms have developed sophisticated electronic espionage...

Raising the Conversation on Extremism

by How We Win

BOOK REVIEW: How We Win:  How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat By Farah Pandith Reviewed by...

Terrorist Violence Spikes in Mali

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front In March, 130 civilians were killed in an attack in the Mopti region of central Mali, where a growing security crisis threatens to further destabilize the...

Governments Shut Down Internet Access to Stem Protests

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front A growing number of countries are taking steps to limit internet access for their citizens to suppress unrest and anti-government protests. The Algerian government has...

Reminders for Hawks Clamoring to Attack Iran

by Emile Nakhleh

OPINION — As Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Saudi crown prince and de facto...

Making Sense of China’s Counterterrorism White Paper

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front: On 18 March, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) released a white paper outlining its counterterrorism efforts in Xinjiang province. The document argues that China’s...

Closing the Gaps Before the Next War: The Army's New Sense of Urgency

by LTG Guy Swan III (Ret.)

Close to six thousand people, including current military leaders and members of the defense industry, are gathered at AUSA’s 2019 Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, AL this week.  The theme for...

Could Huawei Signal the End of the ‘Five Eyes’?

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The U.S. is continuing its aggressive campaign against the growing influence of Chinese telecom giant Huawei as countries move toward 5G infrastructure. Particularly...

Preparing for the Day After in Venezuela

by Michael Morell

The Trump Administration and the international community are focused on helping Venezuelans dislodge Nicholas Maduro from power and install Juan Guaido in the presidential palace.  Guaido, the head...

Geopolitical Implications of the Political Transition in Kazakhstan

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front: On 19 March in a surprise move, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned during a public television announcement. Nazarbayev’s resignation is strategic...