The Perils of Red War

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BOOK REVIEW:  Red War (A Mitch Rapp Novel Book 15) by (the late) Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills Reviewed by Robert Richer First of all, I need to highlight that I was a personal friend of the late Vince...

A Dramatic Escalation Between Russia and Ukraine

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  Bottom Line Up Front After months of increasing restrictions, Russia recently blockaded the Sea of Azov at the Kerch Strait, denying Ukrainian ships the ability to enter. Russia fired upon...

Terrorism Trends in Central Asia

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  Bottom Line Up Front Despite being well-known for producing high numbers of foreign fighters, Central Asian countries, especially Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, have been mostly spared from...

General Michael Hayden Recovering After Stroke

by General Michael Hayden

Cipher Brief readers are wishing General Michael V. Hayden, a speedy recovery after the former CIA and NSA director suffered a stroke last week. Hayden, who is a member of The Cipher Brief‘s...

U.S. Defense Cooperation with Canada and Mexico Matters Far More Than You Think

by Charles H. JACOBY, Jr.

Last month, Secretary Mattis and his counterparts from across the Americas met in Mexico City for The Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas to discuss shared regional defense challenges....

The Persistence of Artificial Divisions in the Balkans

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  Bottom Line Up Front More than two decades after the official end of the wars in the Balkans, ethnic divisions still define the political landscape of Bosnia and Herzegovina. While combat...

Dawn of the Code War: The End of Innocence for IT

BOOK REVIEW: Dawn of The Code War: Americas Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat By: John P. Carlin with Garrett M. Graff, Public Affairs, New York, 2018 Reviewed by Peter...

Keep Calm and Report On: The Case Against Julian Assange

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials have treated WikiLeaks as a hostile, foreign intelligence service and Julian Assange, its director, as a potential target for criminal...

The Art of Sidelining Intelligence

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  Bottom Line Up Front At some point today, the U.S. government is expected to release its assessment on the murder of U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in...

The Staggering Cost of the Never-Ending ‘Global War on Terror’

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  Bottom Line Up Front By October 2019, the U.S. will have spent approximately $6 trillion in efforts related to support of the so-called ‘global war on terror.’ This figure factors in the...