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US National Security Challenges: A Conversation Among Experts

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The China Problem

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The New Dynamic Cyber Threat Environment

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COVID Lessons Learned From Tackling Extremist Ideologies

Farah Pandith, Former Special Representative to Muslim Communities, US Department of State Jacob Ware, Research Associate for Counterterrorism, Council on Foreign Relations Jacob Ware is a research associate for counterterrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds master’s degrees from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and the University of St. Andrews. As […]

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Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West

In part one of Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West, authors Mitch Silber and Ioan Pop pulled from court documents and open source reporting to shed light on ways that Iran and its proxy groups have engaged in regional escalations after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, and after […]

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OSINT Global Trendline Report: The Middle East and Africa

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What we’re learning about National Security from COVID-19

As of this writing, Johns Hopkins, is reporting more than 432,438 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US, and nearly 1.5m confirmed cases worldwide.  While the battle to save lives is expected to continue until a vaccine is developed (which experts say could still be 12-18 months out), national security experts are focusing on what […]

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Getting Clean: 8 Initial Steps Toward Cyber Hygiene

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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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