Return of the Quad: The Evolving Security Architecture of the Indo-Pacific

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, comprising the United States, India, Japan, and Australia, has reemerged in recent years in response to an increasingly...

Aligning Security Force Assistance for the Next Large-Scale Conflict

by Stephen Rodriguez

The Cipher Brief’s Academic Incubator program partners with colleges and Universities across the country to highlight the voices of the next generation of national security leaders. Stephen...

The Reckoning: Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

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...

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...