Breaking the Code on Bytes, Bombs and Spies

by Bytes, Bombs and Spies

BOOK REVIEW:  Bytes, Bombs, and Spies: The Strategic Dimensions of Offensive Cyber Operations Edited by Herbert Lin and Amy Zegart, Brookings Institution Press Reviewed by George M....

Burns' Back Channel to the Head of the Line

by The Back Channel

BOOK REVIEW: The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal By William Burns Reviewed by Gary Grappo, former U.S. Ambassador who held senior positions in Baghdad,...

The Art of Catching a Spy

by To Catch A Spy

Former Deputy Director for Counterintelligence at the CIA, Mark Kelton, reviews the new book by James Olson, To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only...

A Rapp Sheet Worth Writing About

by Bill Rapp

Bill Rapp’s real story is just as interesting as the ones he makes up. The former CIA Analyst began working in West Germany back when the country was still divided after World War II.  He also...

Raising the Conversation on Extremism

by How We Win

BOOK REVIEW: How We Win:  How Cutting-Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat By Farah Pandith Reviewed by...

So You Think You Have a Book in You?

by The Cipher Brief

Under/Cover is constantly probing for insights that will help readers (and writers) understand how to gauge demand, and how to know if that story they have burning inside of them, is actually a book...

Not a Bad Collective of Killers

by The Killer Collective

BOOK REVIEW: The Killer Collective   By Barry Eisler Reviewed by Daniel Hoffman In Barry Eisler’s new novel The Killer Collective, half-Japanese and half-American assassin John Rain leads a...

Why the U.S. is Losing the War on Extremism

by Farah Pandith

Extremist organizations are successfully preying on a rising generation of nearly one billion Muslim millennials in order to add to their ranks, according a new book published by Cipher Brief Expert...

The DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius

by Hunting Leroux

BOOK REVIEW: HUNTING LEROUX: The Inside Story of the DEA Takedown of a Criminal Genius By Elaine Shannon Reviewed by Joseph Augustyn, former Chief of Staff for CIA’s Director of Operations This...

Drone Warfare is Here, So We May As Well Get Ready

by One Nation Under Drones

Drone warfare is here.  In this exclusive Under/Cover book review, government attorney Terence Check reviews whether One Nation Under Drones lives up to the legal, moral and ethical issues at...