Breaking the Code on Bytes, Bombs and Spies

by Bytes, Bombs and Spies

BOOK REVIEW:  Bytes, Bombs, and Spies: The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations Edited by Herbert Lin and Amy Zegart, Brookings Institution Press Reviewed by George M....

Burns' Back Channel to the Head of the Line

by The Back Channel

BOOK REVIEW: The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal By William Burns Reviewed by Gary Grappo, former U.S. Ambassador who held senior positions in Baghdad,...

The Art of Catching a Spy

by To Catch A Spy

Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence at the CIA, Mark Kelton, reviews the new book by James Olson, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only...

Raising the Conversation on Extremism

by How We Win

BOOK REVIEW: How We Win:  How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat By Farah Pandith Reviewed by...

Not a Bad Collective of Killers

by The Killer Collective

BOOK REVIEW: The Killer Collective   By Barry Eisler Reviewed by Daniel Hoffman In Barry Eisler’s new novel The Killer Collective, half-Japanese and half-American assassin John Rain leads a...

The DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius

by Hunting Leroux

BOOK REVIEW: HUNTING LEROUX: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius By Elaine Shannon Reviewed by Joseph Augustyn, former Chief of Staff for CIA’s Director of Operations This...

Drone Warfare is Here, So We May As Well Get Ready

by One Nation Under Drones

Drone warfare is here.  In this exclusive Under/Cover book review, government attorney Terence Check reviews whether One Nation Under Drones lives up to the legal, moral and ethical issues at...

An Easy to Read Study for Laymen Interested in Modern Day Russia

by Putin's World

BOOK REVIEW: Putin’s World By Angela Stent Reviewed by Cipher Brief expert, Michael Sulick Vladimir Putin, enormously popular in Russia yet reviled in the West, avidly courting, and courted,...

World Needs More Alien Hackers

by Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called "Alien"

BOOK REVIEW:  Breaking and Entering: The Extraordinary Story of a Hacker Called ‘Alien’ By Jeremy N. Smith Reviewed by Niloofar Razi Howe Hacking new technology is an old sport. In June 1903,...

Review: Does Strategic Warning Intelligence Matter?

by Strategic Warning Intelligence

In this day and age, does Strategic Warning Intelligence still matter?   Jason U. Manosevitz, a seasoned officer in the Intelligence Community with 15 years of experience covering military and...