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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Why a Closer Look at SOCOM Should be on the Radar

by Walter Pincus

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Streatham Attack in the UK Another Case of Terrorist Recidivism

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Sudesh Amman committed a terrorist attack in Streatham, London over the weekend after having served half of a prison sentence of three years and four months. This is the...

United States Targets Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula Leader in Yemen

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front U.S. officials have expressed confidence that a series of drone strikes in Yemen in January was successful in killing Qassim al-Rimi, the leader of al-Qaeda in the...

The Staggering Scale of the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front At the end of 2019, more than 16% of Venezuela’s population have fled the country, an astonishing 4.7 million people. Venezuelans are fleeing at a more rapid rate than...

The Real Threat of a Nuclear Arms Race

by Joseph DeTrani

Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani was the former Special Envoy for Negotiations with North Korea. The 70th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)...

Making Security Cooperation More Effective

by Eliza Markley

This Academic Incubator column is part of a partnership with the Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, presenting regular expert commentary on global...

The Challenge of Deep Fakes

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Deep fakes are videos that have been digitally altered or manipulated to produce human bodies and/or faces that look and sound authentic. With the proliferation of social...

Iran Nuclear Deal Unraveling

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Europe’s use of the formal dispute resolution provision of the Iran nuclear deal is a consequence of the Trump administration’s abandonment of the deal in 2018. The...