How the U.S. Helped the Saudis Make the Middle East a 'Dangerous Place'

by Emile Nakhleh

OPINION — The Middle East, like the rest of the world, is a “very dangerous place!” according to President Trump. The Saudis, with America’s tacit help, made it so. President Trump’s...

A Statement of Thanks From General Michael Hayden

by General Michael Hayden

The Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and International Security released a statement Wednesday night from General Michael Hayden and his wife, Jeanine at a SPY Museum event at the...

What Scares Vladimir Putin?

by Robert Dannenberg

The U.S. is calling for more rigorous enforcement of sanctions against Russia after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats on Sunday, claiming the ships had ‘illegally’ entered...

Sanctioning Hezbollah

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Hezbollah’s emergence as Iran’s key regional proxy has prompted additional U.S. efforts to choke off the terror group’s finances. Sanctions will likely be...

Trump's Thanksgiving Message

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — The media should be satisfied with President Trump’s telephoned “visit to the troops overseas” from his Mar-a-Lago resort on Thanksgiving Day, and not keep asking him when he...

The Perils of Red War

by red war

BOOK REVIEW:  Red War (A Mitch Rapp Novel Book 15) by (the late) Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills Reviewed by Robert Richer First of all, I need to highlight that I was a personal friend of the late Vince...

A Dramatic Escalation Between Russia and Ukraine

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front After months of increasing restrictions, Russia recently blockaded the Sea of Azov at the Kerch Strait, denying Ukrainian ships the ability to enter. Russia fired upon...

Terrorism Trends in Central Asia

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Despite being well-known for producing high numbers of foreign fighters, Central Asian countries, especially Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, have been mostly spared from...

General Michael Hayden Recovering After Stroke

by General Michael Hayden

Cipher Brief readers are wishing General Michael V. Hayden, a speedy recovery after the former CIA and NSA director suffered a stroke last week. Hayden, who is a member of The Cipher Brief‘s...

U.S. Defense Cooperation with Canada and Mexico Matters Far More Than You Think

by Charles H. JACOBY, Jr.

Last month, Secretary Mattis and his counterparts from across the Americas met in Mexico City for The Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas to discuss shared regional defense challenges....