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Russia’s New Middle East Chessboard

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Profile of a Private Sector Intelligence Analyst

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The Worst Possible Day: U.S. Telecommunications and Huawei

Thomas Donahue is a Cipher Brief expert and former Senior Director for Cyber Operations on the U.S. National Security Council Staff.  His article was originally published by National Defense University Press PRISM. As a global power, the United States must be able to sustain military forces and project power anywhere in the world, even in …

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Avenging the Death of Qassem Soleimani

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U.S. Flies Surveillance Aircraft as North Korea Boasts of ‘New Weapon’

The U.S. reportedly once again flew a surveillance aircraft over the Korean Peninsula on Thursday after North Korea hinted at developing new, possibly nuclear, weapons. An RC-135W Rivet Joint of the U.S. Air Force was seen flying over South Korea at 31,000 feet, the military air-movement tracker Aircraft Spots revealed on Twitter. The tracker added that …

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Is the Maximum Pressure Campaign Working with Iran?

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Kim Jong Un’s Frustration and the Risk of Hybrid Warfare

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Democrat: Picture Zelensky’s 15-Year-Old Daughter Duct-Taped in Trump’s Basement

Rep. Hank Johnson (R-GA) conjured a bizarre image during Thursday’s debate in the House Judiciary Committee hearing on articles of impeachment: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s daughter duct-taped in President Donald Trump’s basement. Johnson, together with Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and other Democrats on the committee, tried to push back against Zelensky’s public claims that he …

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A Quiet Agreement Between China and South Korea on Denuclearization

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NATO’s Most Elite Operators and their Biggest Challenges

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