Multilateralism and the South China Sea

by Savannah Nelson

The Cipher Brief’s Academic Incubator partners with national security-focused programs from colleges and Universities across the country to share the thinking of the next generation of national...

The Cost of Inaction in Myanmar

by Christopher Kernan-Schmidt

The Cipher Brief’s Academic Incubator partners with national security-focused programs from colleges and Universities across the country to share the thinking of the next generation of national...

Where the US-ROK Summit May Lead

by Joseph DeTrani

Cipher Brief Expert Joseph R. DeTrani served as the special envoy for negotiations with North Korea from 2003-2006 and is the former director of the National Counterproliferation Center.  He’s...

The U.S. Position on South Korean Missiles Just Got Interesting

by Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from nuclear weapons to politics. OPINION...

Netanyahu's Obsession and the Palestinian Uprising

by Emile Nakhleh

Cipher Brief Expert 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...

A Duty to Inform the Public on Cyber

by Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from nuclear weapons to politics. OPINION...

First New Steps to Combatting Domestic Terrorism

by Javed Ali

Javed Ali held senior counterterrorism positions at DHS, the FBI, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the National Security Council. He is a Towsley Policymaker in Residence at...

Intelligence on Afghanistan: A Difficult but not Impossible Task

by Neil Wiley

Lieutenant General Robert P. Ashley, Jr. is former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, where we reported directly to the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security and the...

US Nuclear Weapons Systems Facing Risk with Replacements

by Walter Pincus

Walter Pincus is a contributing senior national security columnist for The Cipher Brief. He spent forty years at The Washington Post, writing on topics from nuclear weapons to politics. OPINION...

Book Review: Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy

by Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy

BOOK REVIEW: Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy: From the Cold War to the Abe Era  By Brad Williams / Georgetown University Press  Reviewed by Stephen C. Mercado The Reviewer –...