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Iran Guard reveals secret space program in satellite launch

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched its first satellite into space Wednesday, dramatically revealing what experts described as a secret military space program that could advance its ballistic missile development amid wider tensions between the Islamic Republic and the U.S. Using a mobile launcher at a new launch site, the Guard said it put […]

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Iraq
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Norm Roule
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Yemen

Is the Maximum Pressure Campaign Working with Iran?

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WWII allies, ex-enemy Germany mark 75th Battle of the Bulge

Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II By RAF CASERT and MARK CARLSON Associated Press December 16, 2019, 11:36 AM 4 min read BASTOGNE, Belgium — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of […]

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Reconsidering Great Power Competition Below Armed Conflict

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The Cipher Brief’s OSINT Trend Line Report

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The Latest: Iraqi PM says he will resign amid protests

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi says he will submit his resignation to Parliament in the wake of anti-government protests, a bit over a year since he took office November 29, 2019, 12:44 PM 2 min read The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi says he […]

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Mexico
Michael Fisher
Michael Vigil
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Rowdy Adams
The Cipher Brief

Mexico’s Strategic Security Problem

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