Lessons From Bahrain's Response to COVID-19

by Daniel Hoffman

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Who is Kim Yo-jong?

by Kenneth Dekleva

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made headlines over the weekend as she threatened military action against South Korea, and deemed the inter-Korean liaison office...

Please, Take your Knee off our Necks so we can Breathe

by Vincent Stewart

Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart (Ret.) (Vince) is the Founder and CEO of Stewart Global Solutions, LLC, an international consulting organization. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after more...

An Apolitical Military is Essential to Maintaining Balance Among US Institutions

by Joseph L. Votel

OPINION — Today, American institutions are front and center as we simultaneously confront the triple threat of an active pandemic, civil unrest spurred by racial injustice, and an economic...

The Right Collaboration on 5G is Critical

by Daniel Hoffman

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National Security Lessons on the Climate

by Kristin Wood

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Bahrain and the Politics of COVID-19

by Emile Nakhleh

Emile Nakhleh is a retired CIA Senior Intelligence Service Officer and founding director of the CIA’s Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program Office. He is currently a Research Professor and...

In a Weird Way, My Career at CIA Prepared My Family for this Pandemic

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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The Case for an Intelligence Community Innovation Unit

by Lauren Zabierek

OPINION — In the face of a world-altering pandemic, we must take this opportunity to create space for innovation within the Intelligence Community. I left my role as an intelligence analyst at...

Don't Bet on China to Fill the Post-Pandemic Leadership Void

by John McLaughlin

Cipher Brief Expert John McLaughlin is a distinguished practitioner in residence at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He served as Deputy Director of the Central...