INTELBRIEFS

July 07, 2020

IntelBrief: De-Platforming Terrorists, Violent Extremists, and other Online Threats

On June 30, 2020, Facebook announced a major strategic network disruption over multiple platforms related to the social media presence of the anti-government movement known as the Boogaloo Movement...

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July 06, 2020

IntelBrief: Iraq Fails to Rein in Iran-Backed Militias

Since his inauguration in May, Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has had an uneasy relationship with the several Shia militias that are formally part of the government’s ‘Popular Mobilization Units’ (PMUs), but in practice still report to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF)...

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July 02, 2020

IntelBrief: Russia Acts with Impunity as the United States Struggles to Respond

Last weekend The New York Times broke a story investigating allegations that Russian military intelligence, known as the GRU, offered money in the form of a bounty to Taliban insurgents who killed American or British troops in Afghanistan...

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July 01, 2020

IntelBrief: The Rising Threat of Right Wing Extremism in the United Kingdom

In March 2020, Lord Evans of Weardale, former director general of the Security Service MI5, suggested that the challenge posed by right-wing extremism had shifted, morphing from one focusing on dissociated groups which ‘never quite managed to get their act together’ to a more organized threat...

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June 30, 2020

IntelBrief: Implications of Iran Arms Ban Expiration

The Trump administration is accelerating its efforts to compel other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – all of which are parties to the 2015 multilateral Iran nuclear deal – to extend the U.N. ban on arms transfers to and from Iran...

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