Russia's Checkered History of Intelligence Sharing with the U.S.

by Michael Sulick

On July 15, the United States and Russia announced a tentative agreement on Syria which, according to media reports, would establish a joint command center staffed with military and intelligence...

Speed, Transparency and the Future of the NGA

by Susan Gordon

In a fast paced world with ever increasing mountains of data, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has its hands full providing the warfighters, the intelligence community, and disaster...

Worse Before It Gets Better: The Threat From ISIS

by Michael Morell

Last Thursday, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the current capabilities of the Islamic State saying,...

Intelligence Briefings for the Presidential Nominees

by Michael Morell

Once the Democratic and Republican parties officially nominate their Presidential candidates at their political conventions this summer, the nominees will be offered intelligence briefings before the...

For Director of New Cyber Center, Personal Leadership is the Ultimate Hack

by David Rubin

Tonya Ugoretz, the President’s appointee to head the newly created Cyber Threat and Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), would not be faulted for wondering, “What have I done to deserve...

Uniformly Qualified for High Office

by Sean O'Keefe

In this, the oddest of election years in recent memory, there have been no shortage of improbable suggestions for safely traversing the electoral minefield.  One idea recently...

How Nicknames Have Defined South Korea’s Park Geun-hye

by Soo Kim

What’s in a nickname? A term of endearment? A backhanded compliment laden with criticism of one’s flaws? In South Korea, a politician’s nickname – given affectionately and sometimes not so...

Nawaz Sharif: A Force to be Reckoned with in Pakistan

by Shamila N. Chaudhary

Nawaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan for the third time in March 2013. The euphoria of the elections brought to light Sharif’s pro-business, India-friendly, and economic...

Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart: He Did a Lot More Than Show Up

by Pam Benson

From his spacious office overlooking the Potomac River, Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart has sweeping views of some of Washington D.C.’s iconic landmarks—the Washington Monument, the Jefferson...

The Three Dynamics of the Fight Against ISIS

by Michael Morell

Michael Morell, the former Deputy Director and twice Acting Director of CIA, spoke with The Cipher Brief about battling ISIS and how the terrorist attacks in Brussels last week could impact U.S. and...