The Terrorist Threat to the U.S. Homeland

As part of the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Worldwide Threat Assessment this week, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that “Global...

Southeast Asia's Vulnerability to Terrorism

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Given its history, geography and demographics, Southeast Asia has proven to be hospitable terrain for myriad terrorist and insurgent groups. A recent attack against a...

Terrorist Threats Not Always The Usual Suspects

by Mitch Silber

New York State has convicted a white supremacist as a ‘terrorist’ for the first time in its history.  James Harris Jackson was convicted for the murder of Timothy Caughman, a 66-year-old African...

Chinese Military Modernization and Implications for Taiwan

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Earlier this month, China released footage from a military exercise where the ‘Guam killer’ DF-26 ballistic missile was tested. In the 21stCentury, China has...

Review: A Code Name and a Secret Life as a WWII Spy

by Code Name Lise

By Larry Loftis Reviewed by: Carol Rollie Flynn, Cipher Brief Expert and Former Assoc. Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center, CIA.  Currently CEO & Managing Director, Singa...

Jihadist Terrorism Threatens to Destabilize Burkina Faso and Its Neighbors

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Since 2016, there have been more than 230 terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso, which threatens to destabilize the landlocked West African nation. In the north of the...

The Taliban and the Trump Card

by Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt

U.S. and Taliban officials have agreed to a framework for a possible deal that could see a Taliban guarantee that Afghanistan will not be used by terrorist organizations or individuals in the future...

Venezuela, State Failure & an Opening for Russia in Latin America

by Former Senior British Intelligence Official

  Bottom Line Up Front On January 26, a Venezuelan military attache defected to the U.S. and along with other military officers, recognized Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s president. Venezuelan...

A Green Beret Congressman's Take on Terrorism

by Michael Waltz

As this month’s terror attacks in Syria and Nairobi make clear, organizations like ISIS and al-Shabab remain focused on launching attacks as a show of strength and resolve.  ISIS claimed...

Blast from the Past: The Challenge of Splinter Groups and Generational Terror

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On January 19, a car bomb exploded in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, believed to be the work of the New IRA. On January 17, the National Liberation Army (ELN) killed 20...