Exposing Russian Interference - The Value of Real-Time Forensics

by Daniel Hoffman

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to exploit open and free U.S. cyberspace, which serves as a force multiplier for commerce and freedom of expression, with hacking and discoverable...

A Call for an End to Harassment in National Security Workplaces

by Carmen Landa Middleton

Alongside news about North Korean missile tests, Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and “Rexit” (Is Rex Tillerson in or out at the State Department?), we are witnessing almost daily reporting of...

The Jerusalem Pronouncement – Fueling the Cycle of Violence

by Rob Richer

From the Arab perspective—and my own—the timing of President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem makes little sense. The peace process has been slow in developing under Trump, if...

The Ticking Time Bomb of Iran’s Proxy Industry

by Norman T. Roule

Saudi Arabia’s increasingly assertive moves against Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah have provoked understandable Western concern, particularly over the potential impact of these steps on Lebanon’s...

From Watergate to Iran-Contra to Flynn, the Cover-Up Reveals the Crime

by Walter Pincus

It’s always the cover-up. That was the starting point for unraveling Nixon’s Watergate and Reagan’s Iran-contra affair. I covered both scandals and believe special counsel Robert Mueller III is...

Ghosts in the Machine that Can Rob You Blind

by Neal Pollard

It was almost a devastatingly effective cyber-heist. Hackers compromised the Kathmandu-based NIC Asia Bank this fall, fraudulently transferring $4.4 million to destinations in at least six other...

Network Take: Shocked, Not, Over Flynn’s Guilty Plea

by John Sipher

The Cipher Brief asked former CIA Russia hand John Sipher to react to the news that Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn admitted to lying to the FBI, making him the first...

Use What’s Known to Get to the Unknowns

by Jason Matheny

The U.S. intelligence community has long considered its mission as the gatherer of secrets. But sometimes insights are hiding in plain sight among tweets, blog posts, online videos, newspaper...

U.S. Follows Forever War to Niger

by Frank Archibald

Niger gained the attention of the American public when four U.S. troops were killed there in an ambush on Oct.4, highlighting the expansion of U.S. counterterrorism operations in North Africa. The...

Stop Firing Missiles and Start Talking

by Joseph DeTrani

This has been an unprecedented year for nuclear proliferation in East Asia, namely in North Korea. If not halted quickly, it’s very possible the region will inadvertently stumble into nuclear...