Fixing DOD's Acquisition Problem

by Robin Dreeke

Robin Dreeke is a US Naval Academy graduate and veteran Marine Corps Officer. He spent twenty-one years as an FBI Special Agent specializing in counterintelligence and was chief of the...

How Reorienting Middle East Policy can work in a New Era

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 Cyber Leader for Today

by Michael Daniel

The Cipher Brief spoke with former Special Assistant to President Obama and Cyber Security Coordinator on the National Security Council, Michael Daniel about the need for a new National Cyber...

How a CIA Analyst Spots Fake News

by Cindy Otis

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Hovakimian's Quest for Approval

by Walter Pincus

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The Taliban: Ideologically Extreme and Brutal

by Doug Wise

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Our New War: Applying a September 12th Mindset to Disinformation

by Edward Bozeman

Edward Bozeman is a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq and Afghan wars and has a combined 16 years of experience in the Military and as a consultant in the Intelligence Community. Mr. Bozeman is...

A Student Reviews Putin's People

by Putin's People

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How the Internet Can Support Statecraft

by Colonel Roman Vitkovitsky

Col. Roman Vitkovitsky is the Director of Cyberspace Operations for the United States Marine Corps. He was previously the DARPA Service Chief Fellow and the Chief Strategist for DISA. The views...

A National Crisis: The Imperative for Improving Civic Education

by Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker

Ted McConnell is Senior Policy Advisor for CivXNow Coalition, and Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, is former General Counsel at CIA and NSA and is a member of the executive board of the Center for Ethics...