The Most Tiresome Truths on Syria

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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Tensions with Iran Resurface

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front U.S.-Iran tensions are escalating again after three months of relative stability. U.S. officials report that Iran is resupplying its allies and proxies in Yemen and in...

Kim Jong-Un's Bad Advice

by Joseph DeTrani

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Protests and Unrest Sweep Through France

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front In response to France’s plans to overhaul the country’s pension system, protesters took to the streets last week in growing signs of nationwide unrest. The scale and...

New Nuclear START with Russia

by Walter Pincus

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NATO's Future Threats

by General Wesley K. Clark, (ret.)

In a declaration issued at the conclusion of last week’s NATO meeting in London, leaders agreed on continuing support for the alliance and they laid out a range of actions that NATO must undertake...

Saudi Air Force Officer Murders Three U.S. Navy Sailors in Pensacola

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On Friday December 6th, Saudi Air Force Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani murdered three U.S. Navy sailors and injured 8 others at Naval Air Station Pensacola...

Are White Supremacists Trying to Expand Their Networks into Asia?

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Just this week, members of Ukrainian far-right groups were photographed attending protests in Hong Kong against the Chinese government. White supremacy extremists likely...

Disruptive Technologies and Operational Energy

by Anmol Soni

This Academic Incubator column is part of an academic partnership with the Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology, presenting regular expert commentary on global...

Protesters Trying to Push Beyond the Status Quo in Iraq

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On December 1, the Iraqi Parliament approved the announced resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi. The courage of the protesters was on display even as the Iraqi...