Ushering in a Transparent Revolution in Cybersecurity

by Javed Ali

Thomas Warrick was DHS Deputy Assistant for Counterterrorism Policy from August 2008 to June 2019 and is now Director of the Future of DHS Project at the Atlantic Council. Javed Ali held senior...

US Approach toward Yemen Needs More Work

by Ambassador Mark Wallace

Mark D. Wallace is CEO of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) and the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform. Cipher Brief Expert Norman T. Roule is the former...

Congress is Overwhelmed. Now What?

by Congress Overwhelmed

BOOK REVIEW: Congress Overwhelmed – The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform By Editors Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman and Kevin Kosar / University of Chicago...

What Biden's Nuclear Posture Review is Missing

by Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from nuclear weapons to politics.   OPINION...

Doing Business with Hackers, Terrorists and Dictators

by Kenneth Dekleva

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva served as a Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist (including 5 years at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russian Federation) with the U.S. Dept. of State during 2002-2016, and is...

Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA

by Clarity in Crisis

BOOK REVIEW: Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA By Marc Polymeropoulos / HarperCollins Reviewed by Ken Dilanian The Reviewer:  Ken Dilanian is the intelligence and national security...

We Know What Space Wars Will Look Like

by Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from nuclear weapons to politics. OPINION...

Multilateralism and the South China Sea

by Savannah Nelson

The Cipher Brief’s Academic Incubator partners with national security-focused programs from colleges and Universities across the country to share the thinking of the next generation of national...

The Cost of Inaction in Myanmar

by Christopher Kernan-Schmidt

The Cipher Brief’s Academic Incubator partners with national security-focused programs from colleges and Universities across the country to share the thinking of the next generation of national...

Where the US-ROK Summit May Lead

by Joseph DeTrani

Cipher Brief Expert Joseph R. DeTrani served as the special envoy for negotiations with North Korea from 2003-2006 and is the former director of the National Counterproliferation Center.  He’s...