Archive for ‘Joseph DeTrani’


Putin’s Revenge

Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is former Director of the National Counterproliferation Center.  The views are the authors and not any government agency or […] More

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The China Problem

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called out China’s claims in the South China Sea this week, saying they are “completely unlawful.”   It was a distinctive […] More

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The Future of Hong Kong

A whirlwind of actions and statements regarding Hong Kong over the past week has increased tensions between the US and China.  Even before Beijing passed […] More


Kim Jong-Un’s Bad Advice

Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph R. DeTrani was the former Special Envoy for Negotiations with North Korea. OPINION — North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, is […] More


Negotiating with North Korea

Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph DeTrani offers his seasoned perspective on negotiating with North Korea.  This piece was first published by our friends at 38 […] More


Kim Jung Un’s Hubris

North Korean leader Kim Jung Un’s recent actions were disturbing – and potentially dangerous.   After two summits with President Donald Trump and an historic June […] More