Pandemics, Warning and the Intelligence Community

by Jim Danoy

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Equal Justice and National Security

by Brigham Bechtel

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Syria Spiraling Downward as Economy Tumbles and Instability Spreads

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Even as Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad appears closer to prevailing in the country’s nearly decade-long civil war, there are new signs of instability amidst a tanking...

Where are Tensions with North Korea Headed?

by Joseph DeTrani

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is former Special envoy for Six Party Talks with North Korea and the U.S. Representative to the Korea Energy Development Organization (KEDO), as well as former CIA director...

Lessons From Bahrain's Response to COVID-19

by Daniel Hoffman

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A Review of Putin's People

by Putin's People

BOOK REVIEW:  Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West by Catherine Belton Reviewed by John Sipher Reviewer and Cipher Brief Expert John Sipher retired in 2014 after...

What Could Arming the First Island Chain Look Like?

by Walter Pincus

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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...

The Boogaloo Movement – From Eccentric Distraction to Domestic Terror

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The Boogaloo Movement is comprised of an eclectic mix of individuals unified by a deep disdain for government, especially law enforcement. The Boogaloo Movement has a...

What 1989 Tiananmen might tell us about 2020 Hong Kong

by Martin Petersen

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