Fighting Over Access to Libya’s Energy Supplies

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  Bottom Line Up Front Fighting in Libya has dragged on for the past eight years following the ouster of the country’s longtime leader, the dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Access to energy reserves...

Can Esmail Qaani Lead Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - Qods Force?

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  Bottom Line Up Front The operations of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF) will continue unabated despite the death of its commander Qasem Soleimani. His...

Succession: Kremlin Style

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  Bottom Line Up Front Russian President Vladimir V. Putin is continuing his ironclad grip on power through newly introduced changes to the Russian constitution. In mid-January, Russia’s...

Members of ‘The Base’ Arrested in Maryland, Georgia, and Wisconsin

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  Bottom Line Up Front Over the past few years, the threat posed to the U.S. homeland by white supremacy extremists has eclipsed that of the individuals inspired by groups like al-Qaeda and the...

The Promise and Perils of the Iranian Protests

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  Bottom Line Up Front Iran has experienced intermittent periods of unrest in the decades since its Islamic Revolution of 1979, but the situation unfolding in early 2020 is...

Al-Shabaab is Resurging in Somalia

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  Bottom Line Up Front Al-Shabaab, the al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Somalia, is resurging again and demonstrating the ability to launch attacks with impunity. Since March 2017,...

Pensacola Attack Labeled Terrorism as U.S. Expels Saudi Military Students

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  Bottom Line Up Front Early this week, U.S. Attorney General William Barr labeled the December 6 shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola as an act of terrorism. The attack, which killed three...

The Iranian Threat to the U.S. Homeland

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  Bottom Line Up Front Following the strike that killed Qasem Soleimani and the Iranian response that targeted Iraqi bases, the possibility of a conventional war between the United States and...

Turkey Enters the Conflict in Libya

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  Bottom Line Up Front Turkey has intervened in Libya’s internecine civil war in an effort to prop up the increasingly beleaguered Government of National Accord (GNA). A recent...

What Happens Next with the Tensions Between Iran and the United States?

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  Bottom Line Up Front Iran responded to the death of IRGC-QF Major General Qassim Soleimani by launching nearly two dozen ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases where American troops are...