INTELBRIEFS

September 08, 2020

IntelBrief: Oman’s New Sultan Pressured on All Sides

Qaboos bin Sa’id Al Said, who ruled the Sultanate of Oman, a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf since 1970, died in January after a long illness and was succeeded by his cousin......

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September 04, 2020

IntelBrief: U.S. – China Trade War Phase One Negotiations: What to Expect

Phase one U.S. – China trade talks, which have long assumed a zero-sum mentality, began last week in Beijing. The talks commenced with China promising to purchase more U.S. ag......

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September 03, 2020

IntelBrief: Boko Haram Factions Shifting to Northwestern Nigeria

Northeastern Nigeria has been a hotbed of jihadist activity for well over a decade. The first group to emerge in 2010 was Jamaat Ahlussunah Li-Dawa wal-Jihad (JASDJ), which beca......

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September 02, 2020

IntelBrief: The Israel-UAE Deal: Implications and Second-Order Effects

In the weeks since Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States announced the normalization of Israel-UAE ties on August 13th, questions have arisen about what specif......

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September 01, 2020

IntelBrief: U.S. Downshifting in Iraq

As of late August, a number of indicators collectively suggest that the Trump administration no longer considers exercising preponderant influence in Iraq to be a top priority......

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