China Focuses Espionage on U.S. Colleges and Universities

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front China has long engaged in a spying campaign against the United States—from cyber espionage and stealing intellectual property to subtle attempts to infiltrate research...

Taking Stock of Russians Among Us

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What Our Nuclear Future Looks Like

by Walter Pincus

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United States and Taliban Reach Agreement to End 18-Year Long Conflict

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  Bottom Line Up Front Over the weekend, the United States and the Afghan Taliban, also referred to as the Quetta Shura Taliban, reached an agreement to move toward ending the nearly two-decade...

US Foreign Policy and a 'Bridge to the Unknown'

by John McLaughlin

Cipher Brief Expert John McLaughlin is a distinguished practitioner in residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.  He served as the Deputy Director of the...

Turkey and Russia Clash in Syria as Casualties Mount

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  Bottom Line Up Front Dozens of Turkish soldiers were killed in an airstrike on Thursday in a development that threatens to drastically escalate the conflict in Syria. In an effort to pressure...

India Convulsed by Sectarian Riots and Widespread Communal Violence

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  Bottom Line Up Front With the world’s attention focused on India for U.S. President Donald Trump’s much ballyhooed visit, clashes between Hindus and Muslims broke out in New Delhi and...

Iraqi Militias Adjust to Losses

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  Bottom Line Up Front Iran-backed Shia militias in Iraq remain active despite the assassination of their Iranian mentor and the leading Iraqi militia commander. New Iraqi figures are emerging...

Secrets, Spies and UK Intelligence Accountability

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The Russian Obsession

by Walter Pincus

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