What Future War with Iran Could Look Like

by Emile Nakhleh

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Britain’s Brexit Mess Gets Worse

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Britain’s Parliament descended into angry shouting on September 25 as the country remains in turmoil over Brexit. Even for normally boisterous British politics, recent...

The Transnational Nature of Violent White Supremacy Extremism

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front White supremacy extremism (WSE) is a transnational challenge, with tentacles stretching from Canada to Australia, and the United States to Ukraine; it has evolved at a...

Negotiating with North Korea

by Joseph DeTrani

Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph DeTrani offers his seasoned perspective on negotiating with North Korea.  This piece was first published by our friends at 38 North, a project of the Henry L....

Climate Change, Iran, Dominate Headlines at 2019 UN General Assembly

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front At the 2019 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which kicked off this week, topics including Iran’s attack on Saudi Arabia and global climate change are dominating...

A True, Gritty Account of Life in the CIA's Office of Security

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Shaping the Air Force's Future Battlespace

by Walter Pincus

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DHS Recognizes White Supremacy Extremism, But More Needs to Be Done

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On September 20, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security unveiled a revised counterterrorism strategy which focuses as much on domestic hate groups as it does foreign...

Protests Erupt in Egypt over Sisi’s Corruption

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Exceedingly rare and courageous protests erupted throughout Egyptian cities this past weekend, with demonstrations against corruption. Corruption allegations claim that...

What's Next for Iran?

by Steven Ward

The U.S. has decided to send additional troops to Saudi Arabia after an attack on an oil facility that seriously impacted the country’s oil production capabilities.  This comes as U.S....