Intelligence

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Intelligence on Iran Still Lacking

Authors: Lionel Beehner and Greg Bruno

Iran’s alleged meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan and its defiance of orders to halt uranium enrichment have drawn sharp criticism from the west. Amid the rhetoric some analysts and policy makers continue to question the quality and credibility of Washington’s intelligence on Tehran, while a new National Intelligence Estimate adds to the uncertainty.

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Expert Roundup

What the Russian Spy Case Reveals

Authors: Eric M. O'Neill, Burton Gerber, John J. Devine, Mark Stout, and Peter Brookes

The arrest of ten alleged Russian agents in U.S. suburbs raises questions about the nature of spying in the twenty-first century. Former U.S. spies discuss the enduring need for intelligence collected by humans and the motives for this latest round of espionage.

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