U.S. intel chief: Risk of global conflict at highest point since Cold War

In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee last week, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said that the current threat environment was high and that the risk of interstate war was at its highest point since the Cold War. “The risk of interstate conflict, including among great powers, is higher than at any time [...]


The Strategic Intelligence subscription contains intelligence reporting on the state of global security and instability, geostrategic issues affecting the United States, pre-war indicators, and assessments on the current risk of war. An intelligence summary is available each week for Strategic Intelligence subscribers. Subscribe or sign in to read this report.

Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.