The Russian Threat You're Not Hearing About

by Kathleen Hicks

‘The Homeland’ is part of a dedicated series of Cipher Brief columns focused on examining the full range of threats to U.S. national security. The United States is reawakening to the...

Space Force: Help Wanted

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Congress has to take a serious, long, hard, public look at President Trump’s June off-the-cuff idea of a Space Corps, and turn down, rather than blindly approve, the idea for a...

Trump's Threats Against Iran Ignore Middle East Realities

by Emile Nakhleh

By threatening a devastating war against Iran, President Donald Trump’s recent response to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani’s benign statement about “the mother of all peace” and “the...

History's Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

by Daniel Hoffman

Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia...

DHS' Big Data Integration Challenge

by Francis X. Taylor

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen recently traveled from Washington D.C. to New York with her senior team in tow, to announce the creation of the National Risk Management...

If Iran Responds: What Might Be Their Weapon of Choice?

by Norman T. Roule

The U.S. re-imposed sanctions on Iran on Monday after pulling out of the JCPOA Agreement in May.  European allies responded by issuing a statement saying the nuclear agreement with Iran “is...

Who is CIA's New Number 2?

by Suzanne Kelly

Not surprisingly, Vaughn Bishop managed to maintain a low public profile during his 30-year Agency career…here’s what we know about him and what his appointment means to the senior...

NATO's Advancement in Cyber

by Klara Jordan

The 2018 NATO summit and the months leading up to it were a spectacle of diplomacy at its finest and at its worse. The media drama surrounding the summit overshadowed the big strides the Alliance has...

How to Engage For a More Secure Homeland

by Todd Rosenblum

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Neilsen, along with several of her Department of Homeland Security senior leaders held a conference in New York this week, sending a clear statement that cyber...

Why a Russia Strategy Matters

by Daniel Hoffman

In a press conference on Monday, President Donald Trump reiterated his view that meeting with other world leaders is important, and again characterized his recent meeting with Russian President...