Taiwan's Critical Impact on the U.S. Supply Chain

by Susan Gordon

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by...

My Choice for the Next D/CIA

by Marc Polymeropoulos

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by...

A Sisterhood of National Security Engineers

by Amy Chaput

The Listening Post tells the stories of women in the national security space by sharing experiences, interviews, and profiles of women who are ushering in the new era of national security.  Amy...

Iran's Simmering Relationship with the West

December 9 at 1:30pm ET Norm Roule Former National Intelligence Manager for Iran, ODNI Cipher Brief Members will receive an invite via email. To register or for questions, email:...

A Border Wall Mess

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — “There will not be another foot of [Trump’s border] wall constructed on my administration, No. 1,” President-elect Joe Biden pledged on August 4, during an interview on...

CIA's Unlucky Yet Meaningful Journey

by Doug Wise

Douglas H. Wise served as Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency from August 2014 until August 2016. Following 20 years of active duty in the Army where he served as an infantry and...

The Leader to Watch in 2021

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...

The Challenging Vaccine Distribution Mission

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Last Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci used the metaphor, “the cavalry is on the way,” referring to two COVID-19 vaccines that are expected to be approved for initial distribution next...

The Real Power of Administrative Law

by Law and Leviathan

BOOK REVIEW: Law and Leviathan: Redeeming the Administrative State by Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule / Belknap Press Reviewed by Terence Check Terence Check is an attorney in the federal...

Cybersecurity Skates Into Its Hockey Stick Moment

by Philip R. Reitinger

Philip Reitinger is the President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. You can follow him on Twitter @CarpeDiemCyber OPINION — “Black Tuesday” for cybersecurity came on November 17,...