The Media Should Focus on the Need for Genuine Political Reform, Not Just the Violence

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  Bottom Line Up Front Lost within the countless stories about looting, arson, and vandalism, there is a genuine political movement gathering momentum, one which has the potential to affect...

Iran and Israel Continue Their Shadow Conflict in Cyberspace

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  Bottom Line Up Front Israeli cyberattacks against Iran are intended to send a signal, as a means of pushing back against Iran’s actions in Syria and Tehran’s own growing cyber activities...

Spreading Violence and Growing Instability Plague Northern Mozambique

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  Bottom line upfront The northern Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique is experiencing a significant increase in terrorist attacks, which in turn is driving growing humanitarian need among a...

Russian Influence Grows in the Middle East and North Africa

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  Bottom Line Up Front In both Syria and Libya, Russia has relied on a combination of mercenaries, weapons sales to proxies and clients, and an aggressive disinformation campaign to grow its...

Examining Atomwaffen Division’s Transnational Linkages

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  Bottom Line Up Front Recent discussion about white supremacy extremist groups has focused on the Russian Imperial Movement, but the Atomwaffen Division (AWD) deserves closer scrutiny for its...

Iran Space Launch Signals Growing Threat

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  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...

Recent Islamic State Attacks Demonstrate its Durability and Resilience

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  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...

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

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  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....

Instability in Iraq During Leadership Transition

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  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...

Will COVID-19 Usher in the Era of the Surveillance Industrial Complex?

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  Bottom Line Up Front In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), countries around the world have been moving to implement new technologies capable of monitoring and surveilling...