2023 Annual Threat Assessment Released

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) has just released its Annual Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community for 2023. This annual report focuses on the worldwide threats to U.S. national security for the upcoming year, and specifically “provides the Intelligence Community’s (IC’s) baseline assessments of the most pressing threats to U.S. national interests.”

The report details the objectives, activities, and capabilities of four adversarial nations: China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Additionally, it examines conflicts and instability taking place across the globe that may be of concern to the United States (Afghanistan, India-Pakistan, India-China, Near East, East Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Africa). The report discusses climate change and environmental degradation, health security, and additional transnational issues such as the global economic consequences of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The National Intelligence Council stands ready to support policymakers with additional information in a classified setting.

According to the report, the order of topics presented does not reflect the importance or magnitude of threats. The IC deems each as requiring “robust intelligence response.” Previous editions of the Annual Threat Assessments are available in the HSDL here.

For more information on some of the topics presented in this Threat Assessment, please visit our In Focus page.

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