An Inside Account of the US Evacuation from Libya

by Sarah Carlson

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Getting the Girl Factor right in National Security

by Lauren Buitta

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The Unconventional Case for Body Cameras

by James Van de Velde

James Van de Velde, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Johns Hopkins University. He can be reached at [email protected] OPINION — High technology has transformed communications but...

China's New Western Horizon

by China's Western Horizon

BOOK REVIEW:  China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia  by Daniel S. Markey Reviewed by Ambassador Joseph DeTrani Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is...

Testing Trump's Team

by Walter Pincus

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Pandemics, Warning and the Intelligence Community

by Jim Danoy

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Equal Justice and National Security

by Brigham Bechtel

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Syria Spiraling Downward as Economy Tumbles and Instability Spreads

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Even as Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad appears closer to prevailing in the country’s nearly decade-long civil war, there are new signs of instability amidst a tanking...

Where are Tensions with North Korea Headed?

by Joseph DeTrani

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is former Special envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea and the U.S. Representative to the Korea Energy Development Organization (KEDO), as well as former CIA director...

Lessons From Bahrain's Response to COVID-19

by Daniel Hoffman

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