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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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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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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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Syria: WTF Do We Do Now?

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NATO’s New Mission

There is little argument that the 70-year-old NATO Alliance today finds itself in one of the most complicated security environments it has ever seen. China and Russia continue to pose significant challenges, the fast-paced development of new technology is adding borderless perimeters that must be defended and the organization is managing internal strife from its …

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