Every year the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) presents a threat assessment to the Senate Armed Services Committee. The 2015 report, listed at least six major threats facing the United States. Each issue focused on one of these, highlighting key issues, investigating each in more detail, and providing specific policy recommendations.

Issue 21 of the Intelligencer will focus on the following six national security problems:

  • The threat from North Korea
  • Iranian regional influence
  • Russian political influence
  • Chinese global expansion
  • The ISIS aftermath
  • Global counternarcotics