What is Putin's Plan Now?

by Daniel Hoffman

As most of the President’s men and women in senior roles re-iterated and even provided more detail about the Russian threat to U.S. national security in the days following the Helsinki summit, the...

The Government Strikes Back

by Suzanne Kelly

In the four days since the Trump-Putin summit, we’ve seen a parade of justified emotion as Republicans joined the chorus of critics speaking out against the President’s performance at the...

Congress' Contribution to Innovation in National Security

by Will Hurd

The United States inherently boasts a creative, risk-taking culture that is inextricably linked to its free enterprise system. And while the federal government has a critical role to play in creating...

Iran's Dire Straits

by Steven Ward

In early July, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani threatened to prevent other countries from exporting oil if U.S. sanctions prevented Iran from selling its oil. Senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard...

Dispatches from Helsinki: A Shocking Summit Press Brief

by Daniel Hoffman

This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member. ​ Cipher Brief Members engage in high-level conversations about...

What the Mueller Indictment Means

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — It’s time to put Paul J. Manafort into the chronology of the Russian intelligence hacking program, as described in Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller III’s indictment of 12...

Helsinki Summit: A Time for Choosing

by Rolf Mowatt-Larssen

Cipher Brief Expert Rolf Mowatt-Larssen is the former Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy.  He is currently senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy...

What Did Putin Get From Helsinki Summit?

by Jill Dougherty

The Cipher Brief spoke with Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow at The Wilson Center and CNN’s former Moscow Bureau Chief, about what Putin will be able to take away from this summit. The Cipher...

Dispatches from Helsinki

by Daniel Hoffman

Cipher Brief Expert and former CIA Station Chief Dan Hoffman is on the ground in Helsinki filing question and answer dispatches for Cipher Brief members.  He has deep expertise in the region and...

Changing Security Course Critical for Global Maritime

by Don Hepburn Deputy Assistant Director, International Operations Division, FBI

Don Hepburn is a former senior CIA and FBI official and is currently President of Boanerges Solutions.  He wrote this column with significant contributions from CAPT Evan D. Robinson, USN (Ret) In...