A General's View of Future Information Wars

by Walter Pincus

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In a Weird Way, My Career at CIA Prepared My Family for this Pandemic

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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Iran Space Launch Signals Growing Threat

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line up Front The April 24, 2020 launch of a satellite by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) indicates that Iran might intend to use space launch capabilities for...

How NATO is Innovating Toward the Future

by Francois du Cluzel

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) may have been created in in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations in order to provide collective security against the...

Recent Islamic State Attacks Demonstrate its Durability and Resilience

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front While much of the world has been struggling to respond to the fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Islamic State has been quietly ramping up attacks in...

The Real Impact of COVID on Mexico's Drug Cartels

by Mike Vigil

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The Strange Case of Michael Flynn

by Walter Pincus

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One Foot In, One Foot Out: The Muddled U.S. Approach to the Middle East

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The United States recently announced plans to remove two Patriot anti-missile systems from Saudi Arabia, which could be accompanied by a further drawdown of other U.S....

Book Review: One Vision of Future US-China Competition

by Reigning the Future

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Instability in Iraq During Leadership Transition

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line up Front Iraq’s new government will struggle to extricate the country from its role as an arena for conflict between Iran and the United States, or necessarily set Iraq on a...