Stirring Up His Audience

by Walter Pincus

Donald Trump is a provocateur as well as a mythmaker, two qualities that should disqualify a presidential candidate and would be extremely dangerous if he were to become president. Start with a...

Protecting the Arsenal of Democracy from Insider Threat

by Mark Kelton

Two summers ago, I made a $5 wager with my son that the United States would be exchanging shots in anger with China within five years.  Regrettably, in light of Chinese moves in the East and South...

Mr Robot: The Hottest Show on TV

by Henry Hanks

Earlier this year, Mr. Robot shocked many observers by winning the “Best Television Series – Drama” award at the Golden Globes. The show had earned raves from critics and a small but devoted...

The Missed Opportunity to Counter the Terrorism Message

by Daniel Milton

In the middle of the night on May 17th, 2015, United States military forces entered Syria to capture Abu Sayyaf, a key Islamic State leader involved in the group’s financial and hostage-taking...

Keeping Your Mobile Phone Secure

by Ravi Devireddy

Trying to keep malware off your computer is standard practice at this point, but not many people know that malware also poses a threat to their phones. The Cipher Brief asked Ravi Devireddy, CTO and...

Intelligence Briefings for Candidates have become a Political Football

by Walter Pincus

The intelligence briefings scheduled for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, perhaps as early as this week, may cause some serious reality to be injected into the current presidential campaign rhetoric...

Beijing and the South China Sea

by Joseph DeTrani

Demonstrations in China against the U.S. in the wake of The Hague Court’s ruling against China in the South China Sea are reminiscent of the demonstrations in China when the U.S. accidentally...

Bourne is Back

by Bennett Seftel

Drawing heavily from the fallout of the Edward Snowden affair and packed with non-stop action, Matt Damon returns as an older and grimmer version of the protagonist in the thrilling new film Jason...

Navigating West Africa’s Worsening Security Climate

by Jesper Cullen

The threat of terrorism in West Africa appears to be growing, creating concerns about whether it is safe to do business there. The Risk Advisory Group – a global risk management consultancy – is...

Terrorists in our backyard: the Hezbollah threat in Latin America

by Emanuele Ottolenghi

In Latin America, the combination of weak governments, porous borders, widespread corruption, and the lack of adequate legislative tools to combat terror finance creates an ideal environment for...