Thriller Writer Brad Thor Spills Secrets

by Brad Thor

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Terror Strikes France: Strasbourg Christmas Market Attack

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On December 11th, there was a terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.  While the suspect was known to the authorities, he was merely one name on...

'Bringing Down the Hammer' on China Trade Negotiations

by Sam Natapoff

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is out on bail in Vancouver while she fights an extradition request to the United States. This, as President Donald Trump suggested this week that he may intervene in efforts...

Combatting Terrorism on Planes, Trains and Automobiles

by Patricia Cogswell

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a 23-page report in October outlining proposed major changes for how it wants to screen passengers at airports. The changes include far...

Artificial Intelligence and Implications for International Security

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front There is a race between great powers to develop the most cutting edge and sophisticated approach to harnessing the promise of artificial intelligence. The U.S. has...

How to Support and Distance Yourself from the President's DoD Budget

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Fine Print — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer last week joined the very public chorus of defense experts in questioning whether President Trump’s call for reducing fiscal...

Waking Up to the Social Media Risk

by Like War

BOOK REVIEW: LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by Peter W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking Reviewed by Niloofar Razi Howe When famed Prussian war theorist Carl von Clausewitz wrote, “All...

General Jack Keane Awarded Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award

by General Jack Keane

The Cipher Brief extends its congratulations to Cipher Brief Expert, General Jack Keane, on being awarded this year’s ‘Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award’ at the recent Reagan National...

Uzbekistan’s Shifting Foreign Policy

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Uzbekistan’s renewed domestic and foreign policies have largely been welcomed by the international community. The geopolitical landscape of Central Asia presents a...

Response to Ebola Outbreak in Congo Disrupted by Security Risks

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the second largest in history, with more than 422 probable and confirmed cases and nearly 250 deaths,...