Are We on the Brink of an Encounter with China?

by Walter Pincus

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How Active Measures Shines Light on Disinformation

by Active Measures

BOOK REVIEW:  Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare by Thomas Rid Reviewed by Rick Ledgett Cipher Brief Expert Rick Ledgett served as the Deputy Director of...

The Real Russian Mission in Afghanistan

by Steven Hall

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Beijing's Push to Protect State Secrets puts US Firms at Greater Risk

by Kyle Sullivan

Kyle Sullivan is China Practice Lead at Martin + Crumpton Group, a global risk intelligence advisory firm based in Arlington, Va. He previously spent 12 years in China, including at the U.S.-China...

What the 2030 Kill Chain Looks Like

by Walter Pincus

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What Follows a 'Sayonara' Foreign Policy

by John McLaughlin

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Selling F-35s to Saudi Arabia Risks an Arms Race

by Karina MacLean

The Cipher Brief’s Academic Incubator program partners with colleges and Universities across the country to highlight the voices of the next generation of national security leaders. Karina MacLean...

The Battle over Bounties and the Bottom Line

by Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt

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Implications of Iran Arms Ban Expiration

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  Bottom Line up Front The October 2020 expiration of the U.N. ban on arms transfers to and from Iran would have little material impact on the strategic threat posed by Iran. Iran’s economic...

A New Call to Arms for Drone Technology

by Walter Pincus

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