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US National Security Challenges: A Conversation Among Experts

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What Normalizing Relations Could Mean for the Middle East

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The New Dynamic Cyber Threat Environment

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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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Russia’s New Middle East Chessboard

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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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The Killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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NYPD K9 Units Gather Supplies for ‘War Dogs’ Deployed Overseas

The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) K9 units gathered supplies Wednesday for military dog units deployed to the Middle East during Christmas. The NYPD tweeted a photo of K9 Russel standing among the items that will be placed in the Operation War Dog care packages sent to Afghanistan this weekend: We told K9 Russel he […]

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