China: The Greatest Disruptive Force Today

by General Michael Hayden

Graham Allison’s ominously titled Destined for War fulfills an implied promise made by his seminal Atlantic magazine article 18 months ago. That article was labeled The Thucydides Trap: Are the...

State of Play Review: Alex Berenson’s The Prisoner

by John Sipher

In Alex Berenson’s new thriller, The Prisoner, his hero John Wells goes undercover in a European prison to smoke out a CIA mole who is providing deadly secrets to ISIS. This is Berenson’s...

Book Review: "Enhanced Interrogation"

by Steve Hirsch

Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying to Destroy America is a firsthand account of the CIA’s controversial interrogation program – which most...

The Interrogation of Saddam: An Opportunity of a Lifetime

by John Nixon

This week, The Cipher Brief’s Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to John Nixon, author of “Debriefing The President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein.” John was the first...

The Interrogation of Saddam and Dispelling Myths

by John Nixon

This week The Cipher Brief’s Executive Producer and Reporter Leone Lakhani speaks to John Nixon, author of “Debriefing The President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein.” John, who spent much...

The Man Behind "Rise of the Machines"

by Thomas Rid

“Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History” (2016) tells the story of cybernetics, a control theory of man and machine devised by mathematician Norbert Wiener after WWII. Author Thomas...

"The End of the Asian Century": Exploring Asia’s Future

by Michael Auslin

Conventional wisdom suggests Asia’s increasing wealthy and educated population will make it the most dynamic region of the world and that it will drive the global economy in the 21st century....

Fix What is Broken: Bringing Technocracy to America

by Parag Khanna

On November 8 last year, Donald Trump upended the American political system with his surprising electoral victory over Hillary Clinton. That result has raised many questions about the U.S. political...

The Haunting Images from Syria: A review of "A Whole World Blind"

by Carmen Gentile

The fighting in Syria – and ever-rising death toll of civilians caught in the middle – is so horrifying that many seemingly have chosen to look away. Though hundreds of thousands are killed and...

The World We’ve Created: A Review of "True Faith and Allegiance"

by John Sipher

When the Cipher Brief folks asked me to review the latest “Tom Clancy” novel, I was hesitant.  I already have a pile of books that I actually want to read, and I usually hate these type of...