Turkey Begins Sending Back Foreign Fighters to the West

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Turkey recently sent a dozen Islamic State prisoners back to their respective home countries, while Erdogan has promised to send more home over the next weeks and...

Trends in Global Terrorism

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front According to the U.S. State Department, global terrorism clustered in three regions in 2018, with South Asia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa accounting for...

A New Coming of Age in the CIA

by Life Undercover

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Media and State Control in the Middle East

by Emile Nakhleh

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Unrest Flares in Iran Again

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The recent unrest in Iran is unlikely to bring about political change or extract significant government concessions to popular demands. Despite the protests, the...

How Foreign Leaders Play President Trump

by Walter Pincus

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Confessions of a Public Servant

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The Sahel is a Growing Arena of Competition for Jihadist Groups

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  Bottom Line Up Front Jihadist attacks in the Sahel are increasing in intensity against both military targets and Western economic interests. Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS) continues...

Protests in Bolivia and the Struggle to Form a Representative Government

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Following weeks of protests, longtime Bolivian leader Evo Morales fled the country in mid-November and was granted asylum by Mexico’s government, in what some are...

A Review of 'The Spy' on Netflix

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