INTELBRIEFS

June 03, 2021

IntelBrief: Welcome to the “New Normal”: Non-State Actors and the Use of Drones

In January 2017, headlines in major newspapers across the world warned that the so-called Islamic State had “weaponized drones,” implying a unique innovation in modern warfa......

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June 02, 2021

IntelBrief: Iran Leadership Race Takes Shape and Favors Loyalist

In late May, the Council of Guardians—Iran’s election candidate vetting body— announced a narrow field of candidates for Iran’s June 18 presidential election......

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June 01, 2021

IntelBrief: Biden-Putin Summit Scheduled, as U.S.-Russia Relations Continue to Deteriorate

In the first meeting between U.S. President Joseph Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin, scheduled for mid-June in Geneva, Switzerland, there is expected to be no shortage of......

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May 28, 2021

IntelBrief: The U.S. is Leaving Afghanistan. What Might Happen Next?

As announced by the Biden administration in mid-April, the United States is withdrawing its remaining forces from Afghanistan no later than September 11, 2021. The announcement ......

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May 27, 2021

IntelBrief: Mali Military Coup Threatens Progress Against Jihadists in the Sahel

Just this week, high-ranking Malian military officers staged the second coup in the last nine months, overthrowing and detaining Mali’s recently installed interim civilian lea......

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