Filling Vince Flynn's Shoes

by Alexandra Viers

With his mentor diagnosed with cancer and his former colleague blackmailing the CIA from the grave, counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp was left in yet another onerous state. Rapp is the creation...

Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart: He Did a Lot More Than Show Up

by Pam Benson

From his spacious office overlooking the Potomac River, Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart has sweeping views of some of Washington D.C.’s iconic landmarks—the Washington Monument, the Jefferson...

Government vs. the Evolution of Encryption

by Dan Kruger

On March 11, President Barack Obama said that smartphones can’t be allowed to be “black boxes,” inaccessible to the government.  It is apparent that the government does not understand...

A Closer Look at Sanders’ National Security Strategy

by Walter Pincus

It’s time to take a closer look at the national security views of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). At a campaign rally in the Bronx on March 31, Sanders told a crowd of...

The Next President's Choices on ISIS

by Ambassador James F. Jeffrey

Despite some recent successes against ISIS, including military strikes against top leaders such as Hajji Imam and the Russian-backed Syrian victory against ISIS in Palmyra, ISIS’s core control of a...

Forging New International Cooperation on Terrorism

by Carmen Medina

Washington DC is currently hosting the fourth and perhaps final Nuclear Security Summit, President Obama’s signature initiative to secure the supply of nuclear material. Terrorism has always...

Obama's Final Nuclear Security Summit

by Dr. Page Stoutland

At the fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit, taking place Thursday and Friday in Washington, DC, President Obama will have his last chance to work toward his promised goal – set 7 years ago...

The Three Dynamics of the Fight Against ISIS

by Michael Morell

Michael Morell, the former Deputy Director and twice Acting Director of CIA, spoke with The Cipher Brief about battling ISIS and how the terrorist attacks in Brussels last week could impact U.S. and...

Our New Reality

by Walter Pincus

It’s time for Americans to understand the new world we have entered into. Terrorism linked to today’s electronics represents a modern version of the ancient means of insurgent warfare against...

The Challenge at the Border

by Mike Fisher

The Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala – is one of the most violent regions in the world, with a staggering 17,422 homicides recorded in 2015. The solution for many citizens...