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July 28, 2020

IntelBrief: Recent Sanctions against the Islamic State: Symbolic or Substantive?

In mid-July with much fanfare, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it had jointly designated four entities and two individuals, all linked to the so-called Islamic State, under the umbrella of the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC)...

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July 27, 2020

IntelBrief: Iraq in the Vortex

In July 2020, Iraq’s new Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi accelerated his efforts to enhance Iraq’s sovereignty and independence through direct engagement with the three powers currently jockeying for influence over Iraq – the United States, Iran, and Saudi Arabia...

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July 24, 2020

IntelBrief: Vaccine Hacking: The Latest Trend in Cyberwarfare and Digital Espionage 

Hackers from China, Russia, and Iran have been working to steal coronavirus-related vaccine data from U.S. universities, pharmaceutical companies, and healthcare firms in what has become a global race to develop the first viable vaccine for COVID-19...

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July 23, 2020

IntelBrief: Tensions Escalate Between the United Kingdom and China 

Diplomatic tensions continue to escalate between the United Kingdom and China over recent events in Hong Kong and Xinjiang...

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July 22, 2020

IntelBrief: How to Lose Friends & Energize Adversaries: The Myopia of a Transactional Approach to U.S. Alliances

Since the beginning of the Trump administration in January 2017, there has been a focus on scaling back the number of U.S. troops based overseas, not only in conflict zones like Afghanistan, but in countries like Germany and South Korea, longstanding U.S. allies and close partners in geopolitically vital regions...

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