Xi Jinping and the AUKUS Submarine Deal

by Kenneth Dekleva

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva served as a Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist with the U.S. Dept. of State and is currently Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Psychiatry-Medicine Integration, UT...

U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere Needs Attention

by Ambassador Patrick Duddy

Patrick Duddy, a retired American diplomat, is the director of Duke University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.  From 2007 to 2010 he served as the U.S. ambassador to...

Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence and What's Next

by Walter Pincus

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist at The Cipher Brief.  Pincus spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from...

Reviewing The Anatomy of a Spy

by The Anatomy of a Spy

BOOK REVIEW: The Anatomy of a Spy: A History of Espionage and Betrayal  By Michael Smith / Arcade Publishing Reviewed by Jean-Thomas Nicole (The Cipher Brief taps independent reviewers with...

Where is the US' Counterterrorism Doctrine Now?

by Javed Ali

Javed Ali is an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Ali brings more than 20 years of professional experience in national security and intelligence issues in...

What The Afghanistan Papers tells us about War and Truth

by The Afghanistan Papers

BOOK REVIEW: The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War  By Craig Whitlock / Simon & Schuster Reviewed by Jean-Thomas Nicole (The Cipher Brief taps independent reviewers with...

Out of Afghanistan, an Opportunity for Acquisition

by Robert Eatinger

Cipher Brief Expert Robert J. Eatinger is former senior deputy general counsel at the CIA.  He has 35 years of experience practicing law in the fields of national security, intelligence, and...

How DOD is taking its Mission to Space

by Walter Pincus

Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist at The Cipher Brief.  Pincus spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from...

America Needs Accountability on Afghanistan

Cipher Brief Expert Laura E. Thomas is a former CIA case officer and Chief of Base in Afghanistan, who led sensitive CIA programs at CIA Headquarters and abroad in multiple, international...

After 9/11, Good Intelligence is More Important than Ever

by Daniel Hoffman

Cipher Brief Expert Daniel Hoffman is a former senior officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, where he served as a three-time station chief and a senior executive Clandestine Services...