Amid Normalization with Israel, Sudan's Future Hangs in the Balance

by Ambassador Gary Grappo

Gary Grappo is a former U.S. ambassador who held senior positions including Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad; U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman; and...

The New Battleground for the Arms Race

by Walter Pincus

“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...

Agent Sonya's Faustian Bargain

by Agent Sonya

“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...

What the OFAC Advisory Means for Companies that Pay Ransom

by Leslie Ireland

“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...

Top issues for the next leader of the Free World

by Walter Pincus

“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...

The Future of Lethal AI Capabilities and Military Aviation

by General Philip M. Breedlove

“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...

The Role of the Presidency in Combatting Disinformation

by Christopher Loreck

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

China: Charting a Course Between Conflict and Accommodation

by John McLaughlin

Cipher Brief Expert John E. McLaughlin is the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where he teaches a variety of courses and...

The Geopolitical Impact of Clean Energy Transitions

by Rebecca Glaser

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

Trump's Pre-Election Search for a National Security Win

by Walter Pincus

“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...