U.S. Cyber Survival Depends on Greater Collaboration

by Chris Inglis

There is little argument that the relationship between the public and private sectors has to be far stronger in order for the U.S. Government and U.S. Businesses to adequately protect themselves from...

Why “Unprecedented” is Never the Right Word for Russian Election-Meddling

by Mark Kelton

There is no adjective to which I have a greater aversion than “unprecedented.” Such language is most often intended to describe challenges more daunting than anyone has previously faced or...

Iran Nuke Deal Finances Tehran’s Ambitions to Dominate Mideast

by General Jack Keane

As we approach the two-year anniversary of the signing of the landmark nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 world powers—the U.S., UK, France, Russia, China plus Germany—The Cipher Brief sat...

The Pros Chase Intel and Facts – and They Don’t Leak

by John Sipher

The dueling Republican and Democratic talking points on Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election were on full display during the recent testimony of former CIA Director John Brennan to...

Should a Tech Giant Sit on the UN Security Council?

by Todd Rosenblum

The technology sector continues to disrupt and remake scores of industries, from brick and mortar retail, to medicine, transportation, operations management, and financial services. Government is...

Turkey’s Security Deteriorates, Economy Falters

by Ambassador James F. Jeffrey

The Fund For Peace’s 2017 Fragile States Index paints an alarming, but justified, picture of Turkey: it is declining dramatically in most areas measured by the index. Turkey saw drops in security,...

How Innovators Are Disrupting the Space Race – In a Good Way

by Deborah Lee James

When SpaceX successfully launched the National Reconnaissance Office’s NROL-76 into orbit last month from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and recovered the rocket’s first stage, it...

More Lone Wolf Attacks Inevitable

by Michael Morell

Tragedy in London after a series of terror attacks on Saturday left at least seven people dead and dozens injured, less than two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 22 people in Manchester. It...

Don’t Over Connect the Dots on Jared Kushner’s Russia Dealings

by Michael Morell

The White House is again defending itself against allegations made in news reports, this time concerning the Washington Post’s story on Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner –...

Lessons Learned After 25 Years of Failed Negotiations

by Joseph DeTrani

Twenty-five years of failed negotiations with North Korea.  Since 1993, our efforts to halt North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons have failed. What have we learned from this experience? The...