The Cellist and her Plot Against Putin

by The Cellist

BOOK REVIEW: The Cellist By Daniel Silva / Harper Reviewed by Admiral James Stavridis, USN (Ret) The Reviewer – Cipher Brief Expert Admiral James Stavridis, USN, Ret. was the 16th Supreme Allied...

A Read for Spy Nerds

by Spy Swap

BOOK REVIEW: SPY SWAP: The Humiliation of Russia’s Intelligence Services By Nigel West / Frontline Books Reviewed by Joseph Augustyn, Former Sr. CIA Officer The Reviewer — Joseph W. Augustyn...

Reviewing National Security Law for the Coming AI Revolution

by The Centaur's Dilemma

BOOK REVIEW: The Centaur’s Dilemma: National Security Law for the Coming AI Revolution By James E. Baker / Brookings Institution Press Reviewed by W. Renn Gade, General Counsel, Defense...

Congress is Overwhelmed. Now What?

by Congress Overwhelmed

BOOK REVIEW: Congress Overwhelmed – The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform By Editors Timothy M. LaPira, Lee Drutman and Kevin Kosar / University of Chicago...

Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA

by Clarity in Crisis

BOOK REVIEW: Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA By Marc Polymeropoulos / HarperCollins Reviewed by Ken Dilanian The Reviewer:  Ken Dilanian is the intelligence and national security...

Book Review: Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy

by Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy

BOOK REVIEW: Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy: From the Cold War to the Abe Era  By Brad Williams / Georgetown University Press  Reviewed by Stephen C. Mercado The Reviewer –...

A Female Spy Thriller that gets it Right

by Red Widow

BOOK REVIEW: Red Widow: A Novel / Putnam  By: Alma Katsu Reviewed by Alison Bouwmeester THE REVIEWER —Alison P. Bouwmeester served for 28 years as a senior leader in the Central Intelligence...

Three Wise Men and Their Duty to Serve

by Three Wise Men

BOOK REVIEW: Three Wise Men: A Navy SEAL, a Green Beret and How their Marine Brother Became a War’s Sole Survivor  By Beau Wise and Tom Sileo / St. Martin’s Press Reviewed by Brad Christian THE...

Reviewing 2034: The Next World War

by 2034 A Novel of the Next World War

BOOK REVIEW: 2034: A Novel of the Next World War By Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis Reviewed by Martin Petersen THE REVIEWER — Cipher Brief Expert Martin Petersen is the former...

Eagle Down's Gains and Losses

by Eagle Down

BOOK REVIEW: Eagle Down: The Last Special Forces Fighting the Forever War by Jessica Donati / PublicAffairs Reviewed by Damon Walsh, Chairman, Mission Solutions Group THE REVIEWER — Damon Walsh...