How a CIA Analyst Spots Fake News

by Cindy Otis

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A Guide for the Transition Mission

by Alison P. Bouwmeester

Alison Bouwmeester spent 28 years working as a CIA case officer.  When she retired and went to work in the private sector, she found that many of her former colleagues reached out to her for...

How Active Measures Shines Light on Disinformation

by Active Measures

BOOK REVIEW:  Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare by Thomas Rid Reviewed by Rick Ledgett Cipher Brief Expert Rick Ledgett served as the Deputy Director of...

An Inside Account of the US Evacuation from Libya

by Sarah Carlson

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China's New Western Horizon

by China's Western Horizon

BOOK REVIEW:  China’s Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia  by Daniel S. Markey Reviewed by Ambassador Joseph DeTrani Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is...

A Review of Putin's People

by Putin's People

BOOK REVIEW:  Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West by Catherine Belton Reviewed by John Sipher Reviewer and Cipher Brief Expert John Sipher retired in 2014 after...

A Primer on Chinese Espionage

by Chinese Communist Espionage

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Burn-In Gives us a Glimpse of the Near Future. Are we ready?

by Burn In

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Book Review: One Vision of Future US-China Competition

by Reigning the Future

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Not Your Typical CIA Officer, Or?

by Tracy Walder

The Unexpected Spy: From the CIA to the FBI, My Secret Life Taking Down Some of the World’s Most Notorious Terrorists By Tracy Walder | @tracy_walder Tracy Walder is a former Staff Operations...