My Experience with Bitcoin and Challenging Conventional Wisdom

by Michael J. Morell

As Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies rise to record levels ahead of the direct offering of crypto exchange Coinbase, former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell is pushing back against conventional...

Taiwan's Critical Impact on the U.S. Supply Chain

by Susan Gordon

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by...

'Bringing Down the Hammer' on China Trade Negotiations

by Sam Natapoff

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is out on bail in Vancouver while she fights an extradition request to the United States. This, as President Donald Trump suggested this week that he may intervene in efforts...

Foreign Investment Helps Boost U.S. National Security

by Matthew Slaughter and Michael Morell

President Donald Trump is currently on his first trip to China and East Asia. The visit comes at a time when America’s allies in the region are increasingly anxious about their security—which...

Foreign Investment Helps Boost U.S. National Security

by Matthew J. Slaughter

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Our National Security Relies on a Healthy Economy

by Michael Morell

The most important determinant of a country’s national security is the health of its economy and its society. That is a strong statement, but it is true. I saw it when I studied economic history in...