Why the U.S. is Losing the War on Extremism

by Farah Pandith

Extremist organizations are successfully preying on a rising generation of nearly one billion Muslim millennials in order to add to their ranks, according a new book published by Cipher Brief Expert...

Part Two: On Becoming Brad Meltzer

by Brad Meltzer

Thriller writer Brad Meltzer has written 32 books.  Most of them are children’s books, many are thrillers, 2 are ‘How-To’ books, 1 is a TV book and his latest, is the non-fiction, First...

Brad Meltzer's First Conspiracy

by Brad Meltzer

It’s not exactly his first conspiracy, but thriller writer Brad Meltzer’s new book, First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, is the author’s first non-fiction...

Truth, Fiction and Capturing the Best Story

by Bill Harlow

Bill Harlow knows how to use a word.  The Under/Cover Co-Editor and prolific author has worked with some of the very best in the national security world.  He was co-author of George Tenet’s At...

The Cyber War is Upon Us

John Carlin brings a wealth of government experience to his new book, co-written with author Garrett M. Graff, Dawn of the Code War: America’s Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global...

Thriller Writer Brad Thor Spills Secrets

by Brad Thor

You obviously enjoy quality content, so we’d like to invite you to become a Cipher Brief Level I Member.  Becoming a member allows you access via login to all of The Cipher Brief‘s...

What Book Agents Want

by Suzanne Kelly

In the mid-2000s, I was working as an Executive Producer at CNN’s global headquarters in Atlanta.  Like many reporters, I was looking for post 9/11 stories that hadn’t been told, stories that...

Author Interview: J.R. Seeger on Mike4

J.R. Seeger served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and as a CIA officer for a total of 27 years of federal service. As a CIA officer he served in multiple field locations both as a field...

Author Interview: Lea Carpenter on Red, White, Blue

Lea Carpenter’s second novel, Red, White, Blue is a love story wrapped in a novel about what it means to be a spy.  It’s a story about a father and daughter, about a marriage, and about...

Author Interview: Stan McChrystal on Leaders: Myth and Reality

by General Stanley McChrystal

Leaders: Myth and Reality, was a bestseller, even before it hit the bookstores.  According to Amazon, the book being released today by General Stanley McChrystal (Ret.), former U.S. Navy SEAL Jeff...