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...

Review: A Code Name and a Secret Life as a WWII Spy

by Code Name Lise

By Larry Loftis Reviewed by: Carol Rollie Flynn, Cipher Brief Expert and Former Assoc. Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center, CIA.  Currently CEO & Managing Director, Singa...

The Personal Mission to Clear a Spy Pilot

by Spy Pilot

Spy Pilot By Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and Keith Dunnavant Reviewed by John Campbell, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret) “Difficulties might arise out of these flights, but we can live with them”, that was how...

W.E.B Griffin's Latest Not a Tale for First-Timers

This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member.  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only...

A British Review of The Skripal Files Hits Close to Home

Cipher Brief Expert and former senior member of the British Foreign Office, Nick Fishwick provides an interesting perspective on the attempted assassination of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Nick...

Waking Up to the Social Media Risk

by Like War

BOOK REVIEW: LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media by Peter W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking Reviewed by Niloofar Razi Howe When famed Prussian war theorist Carl von Clausewitz wrote, “All...

The Perils of Red War

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BOOK REVIEW:  Red War (A Mitch Rapp Novel Book 15) by (the late) Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills Reviewed by Robert Richer First of all, I need to highlight that I was a personal friend of the late Vince...

Dawn of the Code War: The End of Innocence for IT

BOOK REVIEW: Dawn of The Code War: Americas Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat By: John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff, Public Affairs, New York, 2018 Reviewed by Peter...