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 Paul...

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: Russia Against the West and With the Rest By Angela Stent Reviewed by Cipher Brief expert, Michael Sulick Vladimir Putin, enormously popular in Russia yet reviled...

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...