The Quickly Spreading Global Cyber Threat

by Melissa Hathaway

Cyber has quickly become the global threat that knows no borders, nor does it distinguish between the public and private sectors.  Executives from the world’s largest tech companies gathered at...

Is Peace with the Taliban Possible?

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front After nearly two decades at war in Afghanistan, the United States seems to be seriously pursuing a negotiated peace agreement with the Taliban. As part of any negotiated...

Review: Does Strategic Warning Intelligence Matter?

by Strategic Warning Intelligence

In this day and age, does Strategic Warning Intelligence still matter?   Jason U. Manosevitz, a seasoned officer in the Intelligence Community with 15 years of experience covering military and...

The Trust But Verify Strategy with North Korea

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — The “tremendous progress” with North Korea that President Trump has repeatedly claimed does not approach the success that Kim Jong Un has achieved, based on the status of...

A Farewell to Arms Control

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Just last week, the United States pulled out of the landmark 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing years of Russian violations. On February 02, Russia...

The Growing Intelligence-Policy Divide

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On January 30, President Trump sent out tweets that were construed by many as pointed criticism of the intelligence community and its leadership. Trump described the...

Project Raven Raises Big Concerns

by Rhea Siers

It’s difficult to feel anything other than disappointment after reading Reuter’s investigation of activities by a U.S. contractor in the UAE.  The allegations that former NSA analysts working...

Designate IRGC's Quds Force as a Foreign Terrorist Organization

by Jason Brodsky

Last month, the U.S. Department of State marked the 35th anniversary of the U.S. designation of Iran as a state-sponsor of terrorism. Tehran is part of an exclusive club—partners in crime with...

What’s in a Name? Membership in NATO

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On January 31, Greece announced it would vote on the proposed NATO accession plan put forward by the newly anointed country of North Macedonia. On January 25, Greece’s...

4 Terrorism Questions for former NCTC Director Nicholas Rasmussen

by Nicholas J. Rasmussen

This week’s release of the Intelligence Community’s unclassified Worldwide Threat Assessment made clear which groups the IC believes pose the greatest terrorist threats to the U.S. in 2019. The...