Navigating the Ransomware Conundrum

by Kelly Bissell

Earlier this month, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued an advisory, reminding businesses that if they pay ransom to cyber hackers, they could be...

A National Crisis: The Imperative for Improving Civic Education

by Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker

Ted McConnell is Senior Policy Advisor for CivXNow Coalition, and Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, is former General Counsel at CIA and NSA and is a member of the executive board of the Center for Ethics...

Beijing's Push to Protect State Secrets puts US Firms at Greater Risk

by Kyle Sullivan

Kyle Sullivan is China Practice Lead at Martin + Crumpton Group, a global risk intelligence advisory firm based in Arlington, Va. He previously spent 12 years in China, including at the U.S.-China...

How NATO is Innovating Toward the Future

by Francois du Cluzel

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) may have been created in in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations in order to provide collective security against the...

How Machine Learning Impacts National Security

by Brian Raymond

In the latest edition of our State Secrets podcast, Cipher Brief COO Brad Christian talks with  Brian Raymond who works for Primer, one of our partners at The Cipher Brief’s Open Source...

Reimagining Intelligence and National Security Language Programs

by Lorie Roule

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The Many Faces of Chairman Kim Jung Un

by Kenneth Dekleva

At the recent December 2019 plenum, Chairman Kim, rather than giving his traditional New Year’s speech, outlined a different strategy toward the US moving forward in 2020. In doing so, he...

Understanding Haftar and the Path Ahead in Libya

by Jonathan M. Winer

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How did Libya get where it is Today?

by Deborah Jones

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Iran's Supreme Messaging

by Jason Brodsky

When news broke that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was scheduled to deliver the Friday Prayer sermon on January 17 for the first time since 2012, Iranian media went into overdrive to...