INTELBRIEFS

December 08, 2021

IntelBrief: Setbacks Temper UAE Regional Strategy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE), a federation of seven principalities (emirates) celebrating its 50th anniversary, experienced no unrest during the “Arab Spring” uprisings of......

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December 07, 2021

IntelBrief: Turkey’s Erdogan Embattled on Economic and Political Fronts

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has commanded the key levers of power in the country for nearly a decade, including seven years as president, despite his near ouster i......

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December 06, 2021

IntelBrief: Traditional Espionage Challenged by Ubiquity of Emerging Technologies

One of the cardinal rules of human intelligence (HUMINT) tradecraft is to always know your “status,” meaning whether an intelligence officer is under surveillance or not. In......

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December 03, 2021

IntelBrief: Diplomats Return to Taliban-Ruled Afghanistan

As of the end of November, the new Taliban de facto authorities in Afghanistan appeared to be gaining momentum in their efforts to engage the international community. The trend ......

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December 02, 2021

IntelBrief: Hopes Fade that Elections Will Stabilize Libya

The international community, as conveyed in an April 2021 United Nations Security Council resolution, called for December 24 national elections to be held in Libya to heal the d......

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