The Social Media Side of the Terrorist Threat

by Farah Pandith

The Sri Lankan government responded to Sunday’s deadly terrorist attacks in part, by shutting down access to some social media sites, calling the ban a temporary way to stop the spread of...

What Could a Russia-North Korea Summit Mean?

by Kenneth Dekleva

What do both North Korea and Russia hope to get out of Thursday’s expected summit in Vladivostok? This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up...

Iran Oil Waivers Ended

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The Trump Administration ended a key waiver on Iran oil sanctions as part of an effort to apply maximum pressure on Iran’s economy and its regime. The end of the waiver...

The Consequences of Collapse in Yemen

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front President Trump’s veto of attempted Congressional limits on U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen increases the likelihood of a protracted conflict. Saudi Arabia faces...

ISIS' Shifting Focus

by Bruce Hoffman

ISIS has claimed responsibility for a series of Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people and injured 500 more.  Sri Lanka’s government is blaming the attacks on a local...

Russia's U.S. Election Strategy by the Numbers

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Award-winning national security columnist Walter Pincus uncovers Russia’s strategy to interfere with U.S. Elections by the numbers, based on the Mueller report. This is Cipher...

Breaking the Code on Bytes, Bombs and Spies

by Bytes, Bombs and Spies

BOOK REVIEW:  Bytes, Bombs, and Spies: The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations Edited by Herbert Lin and Amy Zegart, Brookings Institution Press Reviewed by George M....

An Easter Massacre in Sri Lanka

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front On Easter Sunday, coordinated suicide attacks shook Sri Lanka, leaving more than 200 people dead and injuring several hundred more. Eight separate attacks targeted...

The CIA Director's Real Skills

by Doug Wise

On April 16, The New York Times published an article (in which I am quoted) with the headline, “Gina Haspel Relies on Spy Skills with Trump.  He Doesn’t Always Listen.”  It is...

Setting Global Rules in Cyberspace

by Christopher Painter

Chris Painter has been on the vanguard of U.S. and international cyber issues for over twenty-five years and serves as a current Commissioner on the Global Commission for the Stability of...