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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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...

NATO’s Most Elite Operators and their Biggest Challenges

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What Are Protests in the Middle East Signaling?

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Tom Bossert’s Plan to Hijack the Hack

Tom Bossert spends a lot of time thinking about hacking.  The former Homeland Security Advisor to President Trump who also served as the country’s Chief Risk Officer and Senior Advisor on cyber, left his White House position in 2018. It happened just after Bossert spoke at The Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference.  He returned to Washington to find that under then-incoming National...

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 own members including Turkey and...

Wounded China Strikes Back After House Passes Uyghur Sanctions Bill

China angrily hit back Wednesday after U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved a bill targeting Beijing’s mass crackdown on Uyghur ethnic Muslims, less than one week after President Donald Trump signed separate human rights legislation on Hong Kong. The Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act denounces the arbitary detention of an estimated one million Uyghurs, Kazakhs and others in Xinjiang, home to the...

Mexico’s Strategic Security Problem

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