Standing Firm on Denuclearization with Kim Jong Un

by Joseph DeTrani

Getting North Korea to agree to the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of its nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons facilities will be a difficult task for President Donald Trump....

Beating Moscow at its Main Game: Espionage

by Ambassador Richard Boucher

We talk a lot these days about smart power and hard power and soft power even the sharp power of manipulating information. In the end, power and influence have always been exercised in multiple...

The OSS, 9/11 & Gina Haspel: Intelligence Under Fire

by Alex Bolling

Just weeks after the attacks of 9/11, a flatbed truck was parked unceremoniously in the tree-lined fire lane next to the CIA’s New Headquarters Building, surrounded by furious activity. The team...

How to Run a Cyber War…Game

by Michael Sulmeyer and Dmitri Alperovitch

The Cipher Brief hosted its second annual threat conference at beautiful Cloister Resort on Sea Island, Ga., this month. While there, Dmitri Alperovitch and I ran cyber exercises that pushed...

What if the Insider Threat Is You?

by Karl Wagner

Sometimes we’re the threat, whether to ourselves or others, without even realizing it. Insider threats trace back to humans, thus, it’s at our own peril that we ignore the lessons of...

Don’t Expect Change from Cuba’s New President

by Kevin Hulbert

It’s very interesting that today will be the first time in almost 60 years that one of the Castro brothers has not been president of Cuba. But while it’s an interesting factoid, the fact that...

How Moscow May Have Influenced Our Elections – And Is Poised to Do It Again

by Steven Hall and Jim Crounse

During the leadup to the 2016 presidential elections, Russia bots, trolls and media outlets such as RT and Sputnik were actively messaging about the political contest that eventually resulted in the...

In Defense of the FBI – and Comey – from One of their Own

by Frank Montoya Jr.

Like some of you, perhaps, I have spent an inordinate amount of time consumed with the revelations about the latest tweet, or twist in the Russia investigation, or tempestuous rant coming from an...

CTIIC’s Role in Keeping America Safe in Cyber

by Suzanne Kelly

One day last May, employees of Britain’s health service logged on to their computers to find a startling discovery: their data had been encrypted, rendering it inaccessible until and unless they...

Pull Troops Out of Syria? Trump Has a Point

by Ambassador James Jeffrey

President Donald Trump is considering launching air strikes on Syria, if his own tweets are to be believed – an action that could show the value of switching from U.S. ground troops to a mostly...