Christchurch and the Globalization of Right-Wing Terrorism

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front A right-wing extremist is accused of committing a devastating act of terrorism in New Zealand last week, attacking two mosques and killing at least 50 worshipers. The...

Is there Common Ground in U.S.-China Cyber Rivalry?

by Ariel E. Levite

The U.S. and China are rapidly sliding into a full-court confrontation in and over cyberspace. This portends serious risks and disadvantages for both sides in light of their economic and...

How Economic & Political Tensions Impact the Sino-Pakistani Relationship

by Intel Brief

  Bottom-Line Up Front Sino-Pakistani relations are deepening on all fronts, creating a new geopolitical reality on the Indian subcontinent. Sino-Pakistani relations have solidified through...

What's Going on in Bahrain?

by Emile Nakhleh

Cipher Brief Expert and former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, Emile Nakhleh  was recently interviewed by the Bahrain Mirror.  The Cipher Brief is reprinting that...

Balancing Liberty and Security in the Fight Against Terrorist Propaganda

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front A new U.K. law criminalizes accessing terrorist propaganda online, punishable by a prison sentence of up to 15 years. Responding to the ubiquity of this propaganda, the...

A Gathering Storm for Cloud Security

by Nils Puhlmann

This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member.  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only...

The Toxic Half-Life of Strongman Rule

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Time favors strongman regimes, as leaders alternate between stalling tactics, physical violence and belated promises of reform to attenuate protesters’...

Not a Bad Collective of Killers

by The Killer Collective

BOOK REVIEW: The Killer Collective   By Barry Eisler Reviewed by Daniel Hoffman In Barry Eisler’s new novel The Killer Collective, half-Japanese and half-American assassin John Rain leads a...

Who Will Man the Wall?

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Set aside for a moment how you feel about building the wall. There is a more immediate issue in controlling the flow of illegal traffic and drugs on the southwest border, and that is...

Moscow and Tehran Move to Solidify Gains in Syria

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Even though President Trump decided to keep a residual force of U.S. troops in Syria, it will not be enough to counter Russia and Iran. The U.S. will keep as few as...