Yesterday the Wall Street Journal’s Dustin Volz reported that President Trump has altered the interagency process for vetting offensive cyber operations. We do not have the full details yet, but it appears to be the culmination of long-running efforts to make it easier and quicker to conduct such activities. Here’s a roadmap of some of the key interests and issues at stake.
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The reaction to the multinational strike on Assad’s chemical weapons facilities, the political crisis in Libya, and the Gulf feud’s latest casualty: Emirati-Somali ties.
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Advisers are warning Trump against plans to pull out, protests turn deadly on Israel-Gaza border, and Sisi gets his second term.
The Iran deal is slipping away, Turkey looks beyond Afrin, and Egypt votes in Sisi’s election-turned-referendum.
The United States needs a plan for when its nonproliferation policy doesn't work.