A Raw Deal for the Palestinians

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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Giving due credit for the agreement between Israel and the UAE

by Kenneth Dekleva

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Getting from Awareness to Action on Disinformation

by Jorhena Thomas

Jorhena Thomas is a Clinical Instructor and Lecturer in the Crime, Justice, and Security Studies program at the University of the District of Columbia; in the Applied Intelligence Program at the...

Lebanon's Government Resigned. What's Next?

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. Nakhleh is currently a Research Professor...

The Case for Open Source Intelligence

by Sean Corbett

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Cyber leads the way in the 2021 Defense Authorization Bill

by Walter Pincus

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What Turning a Blind Eye to the World Will Cost Us

by John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin served as the Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2000-2004 and Acting Director of the CIA in 2004.  He is a distinguished practitioner in residence at the Johns...

Return of the Quad: The Evolving Security Architecture of the Indo-Pacific

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, comprising the United States, India, Japan, and Australia, has reemerged in recent years in response to an increasingly...

Aligning Security Force Assistance for the Next Large-Scale Conflict

by Stephen Rodriguez

The Cipher Brief’s Academic Incubator program partners with colleges and Universities across the country to highlight the voices of the next generation of national security leaders. Stephen...

The Reckoning: Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

by Kenneth Dekleva

Dr. Kenneth Dekleva served as a Regional Medical Officer/Psychiatrist (including 5 years at the U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russian Federation) with the U.S. Dept. of State during 2002-2016, and is...