INTELBRIEFS

October 19, 2021

IntelBrief: Sanctions on Taliban Compound Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Difficulties

U.S. sanctions against the Taliban movement in Afghanistan have been in place, although with periodic modifications, since the 1996-2001 period of Taliban rule. U.S. sanctions i......

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October 18, 2021

IntelBrief: What Does the Future Hold for Women and Girls in Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule?

Recent reports suggest that girls have been able to attend school in Kunduz Province but remain barred from classrooms throughout much of Afghanistan, with many young women dest......

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October 15, 2021

IntelBrief: The Future of Diplomacy is Local

Long gone are the days of traditional diplomacy that only existed between the foreign ministries of nations. Emergent threats and challenges require local action and knowledge t......

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October 14, 2021

IntelBrief: Impact of Taliban Resurgence on the Future of Militancy in Central Asia

Within weeks of the Taliban’s conquest of Afghanistan in late August, the movement’s leadership indicated that it would not allow foreign jihadist groups, including from Cen......

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October 13, 2021

IntelBrief: Iraqi Politics Unsettled after Elections

On October 10, eight months earlier than required by its constitution, Iraq held elections for its 329-seat National Assembly. The vote sets in motion likely protracted negotiat......

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