The Persistence of Artificial Divisions in the Balkans

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front More than two decades after the official end of the wars in the Balkans, ethnic divisions still define the political landscape of Bosnia and Herzegovina. While combat...

Dawn of the Code War: The End of Innocence for IT

BOOK REVIEW: Dawn of The Code War: Americas Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat By: John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff, Public Affairs, New York, 2018 Reviewed by Peter...

Keep Calm and Report On: The Case Against Julian Assange

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials have treated WikiLeaks as a hostile, foreign intelligence service and Julian Assange, its director, as a potential target for criminal...

The Art of Sidelining Intelligence

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front At some point today, the U.S. government is expected to release its assessment on the murder of U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in...

The Staggering Cost of the Never-Ending ‘Global War on Terror’

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front By October 2019, the U.S. will have spent approximately $6 trillion in efforts related to support of the so-called ‘global war on terror.’ This figure factors in the...

Resetting the Crucial U.S.-Saudi Relationship

by Emile Nakhleh

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Data is the New Currency of Geopolitics

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front As the extent of Russia’s manipulation of Facebook became more apparent following the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the social media company reluctantly investigated...

The U.S. Military's Border Enforcement Role

by Christine Wormuth

President Trump isn’t the only President in recent times, to send U.S. troops to the border… read the latest from The Homeland. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be...

Putin's Mad Soft Power Skills

by Kenneth Dekleva

OPINION — Russian President Vladimir Putin has managed to wage a global charm offensive, even while supporting a number of actions that have drawn world criticism, including the GRU-sponsored...

Paris and the Prospects & Perils of a Post-American Order

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front As the recent World War I centenary tribute in Paris foreshadowed, the world order may be shifting, with the contours of a ‘Post-American Order’ slowly taking...