August 20, 2020
IntelBrief: Military Coup in Mali Raises Concerns about Stability in the Sahel
On August 18, Malian soldiers from Kati barracks outside Bamako launched a coup to depose president Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (IBK). IBK had been under growing pressure in recent ......READ MORE
August 19, 2020
IntelBrief: Northeast Nigeria’s Growing Insecurity Threatens Humanitarian Aid Workers and Civilians
Eleven years of conflict have ravaged broad swaths of the northeastern Nigerian states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY)......READ MORE
August 18, 2020
IntelBrief: Is TikTok’s Possible Farewell Really Related to National Security?
In early August, President Trump issued an Executive Order designed to curb the growing social media influence of TikTok, a company owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, known ......READ MORE
August 17, 2020
IntelBrief: Israel-UAE Deal: Real Diplomacy or Public Relations Stunt?
The August 13 joint statement of Israel, the UAE, and the United States committing to a normalization of UAE-Israel relations reflects a long evolution in UAE-Israeli relations ......READ MORE
August 14, 2020
IntelBrief: COVID-19, Political Polarization, and Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon
Deforestation alerts, issued by the short-term deforestation system of Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), reveal that the classification of ‘vulnerable a......READ MORE