EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — The new year is bringing new concerns for the energy market and what that might mean for broader national security moving forward. Last year saw the world’s first global energy crisis.  This year, there is unprecedented transformation in the global distribution infrastructure as the Biden Administration seemsContinue Reading

WARSAW — The Polish authorities said that border guards used water cannons and tear gas on Tuesday to repel what they said was an attempt by migrants moving en masse from Belarus to breach the heavily guarded frontier. Tensions have been building along the European Union’s eastern front for weeksContinue Reading

Russian soldiers go into battle with little food, few bullets and instructions grabbed from Wikipedia for weapons they barely know how to use. Russian soldiers go into battle with little food, few bullets and instructions grabbed from Wikipedia for weapons they barely know how to use. They plod through UkraineContinue Reading

Trenches are not new to Ukraine. Trench warfare has long been a feature of the battle in eastern Ukraine for the Donbas region. Ukrainians fight from their own trenches on their side of the line near Popasna, where Russians are waging an intense campaign to dislodge Ukrainian troops fromContinue Reading

The Justice Department said on Monday that it had brought charges against a Russian national whom it accused of conducting ransomware attacks against American government entities and businesses, including one that temporarily shut down the meat supply giant JBS. In the Biden administration’s latest crackdown on cybercrime, the Justice DepartmentContinue Reading

EXPERT PERSPECTIVE — An explosion last week, in the eastern Polish village of Przewodow, killed two people and created heightened concern about just how quickly the war in Ukraine could escalate into a global conflict. The Cipher Brief compiled a tic-toc of what happened, telling the story of how a singleContinue Reading

SAKHALIN ISLAND, Russia — On remote Sakhalin Island, near Russia’s eastern edge, tales of longing and splintered identity are embedded in people’s very names. Some people here have three different names — Russian, Korean and Japanese — each representing a different chapter of the island’s century-long history of forced resettlementContinue Reading