Sending Russia A Maritime Message

by General Philip M. Breedlove

The U.S. Navy sailed the USS McCampbell close to contested waters in the Sea of Japan on Wednesday, according to CNN.   A U.S. Pacific Fleet Spokesperson, told the television network that Moscow...

The Battle Against Deadly Biological Threats

by Elizabeth (Beth) E. Cameron, PhD

A five month-long outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has reached dangerous levels and the risk of further spread is high. Thirty-six new cases were reported during the week of...

The Continuing Slide Toward Authoritarianism in Hungary

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The Central European University, a well-respected academic institution established at the end of the Cold War, is being forced to leave Hungary. The move follows two...

What Book Agents Want

by Suzanne Kelly

In the mid-2000s, I was working as an Executive Producer at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta.  Like many reporters, I was looking for post 9/11 stories that hadn’t been told, stories that...

Costs and Consequences of Counterterrorism

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The U.K. Parliament has issued a report detailing shortcomings with how its security services handled five terrorism cases in 2017. The challenges came not in the...

Adam Schiff's Agenda

by Walter Pincus

“We have seen Deutsche Bank within the last couple years sanctioned in the hundreds of millions by the State of New York for laundering money, and Deutsche Bank was apparently the only bank willing...

Trump and Xi Meet at G-20 Amidst Deteriorating China-U.S. Relations

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On December 1, President Trump met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Argentina. The meeting comes at a crucial time for the Sino-U.S....

Putin's Strategy in Ukraine Fraught with Risk

by Daniel Hoffman

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko now says that Kiev is ready to consider talks with Russia.  The Ukrainian leader told French broadcaster, France 24, that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has...

Trying to Feed Civilians While Starving Terrorists of Funds

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front According to its Office of the Inspector General, a top priority for USAID in 2019 is reforming its projects in Syria. The aid agency is attempting to help care for...

Consequences of the ‘Ever-Nearing,’ ‘Never-Clearing’ Brexit Negotiations

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On December 11, the British Parliament will vote on a ‘finalized’ deal for exiting the European Union (EU). The deal is two parts—a lengthy legally-binding...