The Advance of Deadly Drone Technology

by Peter W. Singer

Peter W. Singer is a Strategist and Senior Fellow at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. Singer is considered one of the world’s leading experts on changes in 21st century...

Why a Range of National Security Insights Matter

In a climate where politics often rules the day, it’s difficult to strip out the divisiveness and drama to focus on issues that directly and indirectly impact our collective national security....

Bodyguard of Lies: British Intelligence and D-Day

by Calder Walton

Seventy-five years ago, on D-Day, June 6, 1944, a German agent operating in Britain began sending a series of urgent radio messages to his Nazi spy-masters. They stated that the Allied landings in...

Turkey's Role in Leveraging the Future of Idlib

by Timothy Russell

President Trump took to Twitter this week, tweeting, “Hearing word that Russia, Syria and, to a lesser extent, Iran, are bombing the hell out of Idlib Province in Syria, and indiscriminately...

Japan Prepares for Olympic-level Cybersecurity

by Nathan Ryan

Japan’s cybersecurity will be put to the test over the next 18 months. The world’s attention will be fixed on the island country as it hosts two major events: the Rugby World Cup in September and...

WTOP's JJ Green Gets Real About Journalism Today

by JJ Green

If you’ve done any reporting on national security issues in Washington DC, you probably already know JJ Green.  He’s been covering national security for the city’s most popular radio station,...

What Happens When Weapons go to War?

by Paul Scharre

Lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS) are weapons that need little, if any, human interaction in order to select and engage their targets. While technology to improve weapons systems is advancing,...

5 Questions for PDDNI Susan Gordon

The Principal Deputy Director for National Intelligence (PDDNI) Susan Gordon spoke at the recent Cipher Brief Threat Conference about  how technology and the role of the private sector are changing...

Racing to Secure Our Future

by Robert Cardillo

The Great Powers are in an Artificial Intelligence (AI) arms race. China publicly set a goal of becoming “the world’s primary AI innovation center” by 2030. Vladimir Putin said of AI that...

Cyber Threat Intelligence: "The Government Doesn't Have a Monopoly"

by The Cipher Brief Staff

Much as intelligence stovepiping challenged U.S. defenses against terrorism in the lead up to 9/11, it is also an ongoing problem within the U.S. government’s cybersecurity efforts. During the...