The Humanitarian Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front While news headlines on COVID-19 are focused largely on its spread in the developed world, the virus has reached many countries ravaged by conflict with large populations...

Oil Price War Clouds COVID-19 Response

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front A Saudi effort to regain dominance over world oil production is weakening regional economic powers at a time of crisis over the COVID-19 pandemic. The dramatic drop in...

The Economic Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus package into law last week, designed to provide relief for an American economy that many experts suggest is heading for a...

The National Security Implications of the Coronavirus Pandemic

by Intel Brief

Bottom Line Up Front   Threats to national security have not receded as a result of the coronavirus and many have only grown more acute with resources now shifted to respond to the...

COVID-19 Compounds Middle East Difficulties

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The spread of coronavirus is compounding the well-known problems faced by Middle East governments and societies. The coronavirus crisis could become particularly acute in...

White Supremacists and the Weaponization of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front White supremacist groups are touting accelerationist, siege, and Great Replacement theories during the COVID-19 pandemic. White supremacists have taken to mainstream...

Russia Exploits Coronavirus as New Opportunity to Spread Disinformation

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front It was only a matter of time before Russia looked to spread disinformation surrounding the coronavirus, a global pandemic that is crippling nations’ health care systems...

Politics in the Time of Corona

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The spread of the coronavirus will pose significant challenges to voting and elections in the United States in the lead up to November 2020. A greater reliance on...

U.S.-China Relations Deteriorate Over Fallout from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The relationship between the United States and China continues to deteriorate as fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) fundamentally alters geopolitics, economics, and...

Iran-U.S. Tensions Escalate Against Backdrop of COVID-19 Spread

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Lethal attacks on U.S. troops by Iran-backed Iraqi militias in March 2020 demonstrate that Iran continues to retaliate for the January U.S. killing of top Iranian...