The Challenge of Liaison Operations in Autocratic Regimes

by Steven L. Hall

As Turkish officials continue to release details that draw a gruesome picture of the apparent murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the level of information they say they have...

The Taliban’s Devastating Attack in Kandahar

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On October 18, the Taliban assassinated General Abdul Raziq, the extremely powerful and controversial police chief of Kandahar Province. The Governor of Kandahar, Zalmai...

The Rising Trend of State-Sponsored Assassination Attempts

by Intel Brief

Bottom Line Up Front As the details continue to emerge, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi appears to be a political assassination, potentially orchestrated by the Saudi government. There are reports,...

Saudi Arabia: U.S. Must Stand Up and Say 'That's Wrong'

by General Stanley McChrystal

Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly sat down with Cipher Brief Expert and retired four-star General Stan McChrystal at the NYSE in New York this week to talk about his new book, Leaders:...

The Forgotten Affiliate: The Islamic State in the Sinai

by Intel Brief

Bottom Line Up Front Although it receives less attention than the so-called Islamic State or IS franchise groups in places like Libya and Afghanistan, the IS affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula...

The Secretaries Series: The Evolution of Securing the Homeland

by Tom Ridge

‘The Homeland’ is bringing you a series of candid, intimate interviews with former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security throughout the month of October.  DHS was born out of 9/11,...

Erdogan Positioning Turkey as the Center of the Muslim World

by Intel Brief

Bottom Line Up Front The disappearance and likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is the latest episode in an on-again, off-again struggle between Turkey and Saudi...

BOOK REVIEW: Terrorism, Betrayal & Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

Reviewed by James L. Bullock It is an oft-told tale in Foreign Service circles that America’s diplomats, not its soldiers and sailors, are the nation’s first line of defense. Certainly more U.S....

Talking with Bill Evanina About Threats, Spies and Social Media

by Bill Evanina

Bill Evanina is the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) – a part of the U.S. Intelligence Community that leads and supports the government’s...

What Does A Cyber Reshuffle Mean for Business?

The recent release of the Department of Defense (DoD) cyber strategy essentially announced the department’s ambitions to resume the role of the 800-pound gorilla in cyber. The offensively focused...