How to Compete with China without Going to War

by John McLaughlin

Well before COVID-19 there was a “hardening of expert and public opinion in America on the seriousness of the Chinese threat,” according to Cipher Brief Expert and former Acting Director of the...

Increasing Women's Participation in National Security Begins by Talking with Girls

by Erin Connolly

Lauren Bean Buitta is the founder and CEO of Girl Security, and Erin Connolly is the organization’s Associate Director of Programming. Girl Security is a nonpartisan, citizen sector non-profit...

Iran and Israel Continue Their Shadow Conflict in Cyberspace

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Israeli cyberattacks against Iran are intended to send a signal, as a means of pushing back against Iran’s actions in Syria and Tehran’s own growing cyber activities...

Burn-In Gives us a Glimpse of the Near Future. Are we ready?

by Burn In

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Spreading Violence and Growing Instability Plague Northern Mozambique

by Intel Brief

  Bottom line upfront The northern Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique is experiencing a significant increase in terrorist attacks, which in turn is driving growing humanitarian need among a...

The Problem(s) with the Administration's Approach to Arms Control and Open Skies

by Walter Pincus

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Taking the Long Way to a Rewarding Career

by Tish Long

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A Generation of Inspiration Through Leadership

by Erin Gray

The Listening Post is a new Cipher Brief column specifically highlighting the experiences of women in the national security space. This new column is a collection of stories, interviews, and profiles...

Russian Influence Grows in the Middle East and North Africa

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front In both Syria and Libya, Russia has relied on a combination of mercenaries, weapons sales to proxies and clients, and an aggressive disinformation campaign to grow its...

Examining Atomwaffen Division’s Transnational Linkages

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front Recent discussion about white supremacy extremist groups has focused on the Russian Imperial Movement, but the Atomwaffen Division (AWD) deserves closer scrutiny for its...