INTELBRIEFS

January 08, 2020

IntelBrief: The United States and Iran Continue Tit-for-Tat Escalation in Iraq

On January 3, 2020, shortly after the targeted killing of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force’s (IRGC-QF) top official, Qassem Soleimani, the U.S. Department of State designated Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO)...

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January 07, 2020

IntelBrief: 5 Geopolitical Trends to Watch in 2020

In 2020, the U.S. Presidential election will be mired in innuendo and false narratives that will make it difficult for the American electorate to divine fact from fiction....

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January 06, 2020

IntelBrief: Soleimani Killing Cripples U.S. Position in Iraq

Iran has threatened a significant response to the January 2 U.S. drone strike that killed the top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) official responsible for Iran’s projection of power in the region – IRGC-Qods Force commander Major General Qasem Soleimani...

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January 03, 2020

IntelBrief: U.S. Kills Qassem Soleimani in Major Escalation of Conflict with Iran

By all accounts, it was U.S. forces that carried out a strike on January 2 that killed the top commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF) Qasem Soleimani, who has over the past two decades built up Iran’s wide network of allies and proxies that Tehran uses to project power and defend its allies...

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January 02, 2020

IntelBrief: U.S.-Iran Tensions Erupt in Iraq

On December 29, U.S. combat aircraft bombed five bases controlled by the Iran-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah (KAH) Shia militia, killing a reported 24 of its members; three of the bases were in western Iraq, and two were on the Syrian side of the border...

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