Saudi Arabia’s Relentless Campaign to Silence Its Critics

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Saudi Arabia cultivated ties with Twitter employees and persuaded them to spy on various user accounts and report back to Saudi leadership. The Saudi government seems...

A Note to the IC Workforce on the Whistleblower

by Michael Morell

OPINION — It is common for the leadership of the Intelligence Community to send notes to the workforce. The leaderships’ thoughts on all sorts of issues – from intelligence successes and...

A View of Trump's America from the Birthplace of Democracy

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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Southern Thailand’s Forgotten Conflict

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Last week 15 people were killed and five others wounded in an insurgent attack on a checkpoint in southern Thailand, home to a long-simmering low-intensity conflict. The...

Hundreds of Protesters Killed in Iraq by Security Forces Since October

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Since the protests began in October, security forces have killed more than 319 and injured as many as 15,000 civilians. In a tactic common to governments attempting to...

Behind the Budapest Escape

by Bill Rapp

Undercover readers might remember that we introduced you this past spring to Bill Rapp, a former CIA analyst turned author.  He’s an interesting character in his own right, with the look and charm...

A List of Questions for Impeachment Investigators

by Walter Pincus

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Spyware for Sale

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front In 2019, it is easier than ever for nation-states or wealthy individuals to pay virtual mercenaries to conduct a range of illicit activities including espionage, data...

Russian Disinformation in an African Context

by Intel Brief

   Bottom Line Up Front Russia has extended its global disinformation campaign to Africa, where it seeks to promote pro-Russian and anti-Western attitudes through propaganda. After each...

Emerging Technologies and the Future of Warfare

by HEATHER REGNAULT

This Academic Incubator column is part of an academic partnership with the Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, presenting regular expert commentary on global...