The Rising Trend of State-Sponsored Assassination Attempts

by Intel Brief

Bottom Line Up Front As the details continue to emerge, the murder of Jamal Khashoggi appears to be a political assassination, potentially orchestrated by the Saudi government. There are reports,...

Saudi Arabia: U.S. Must Stand Up and Say 'That's Wrong'

by General Stanley McChrystal

Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly sat down with Cipher Brief Expert and retired four-star General Stan McChrystal at the NYSE in New York this week to talk about his new book, Leaders:...

The Forgotten Affiliate: The Islamic State in the Sinai

by Intel Brief

Bottom Line Up Front Although it receives less attention than the so-called Islamic State or IS franchise groups in places like Libya and Afghanistan, the IS affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula...

The Secretaries Series: The Evolution of Securing the Homeland

by Tom Ridge

‘The Homeland’ is bringing you a series of candid, intimate interviews with former Secretaries of the Department of Homeland Security throughout the month of October.  DHS was born out of 9/11,...

Erdogan Positioning Turkey as the Center of the Muslim World

by Intel Brief

Bottom Line Up Front The disappearance and likely murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul is the latest episode in an on-again, off-again struggle between Turkey and Saudi...

BOOK REVIEW: Terrorism, Betrayal & Resilience: My Story of the 1998 U.S. Embassy Bombings

Reviewed by James L. Bullock It is an oft-told tale in Foreign Service circles that America’s diplomats, not its soldiers and sailors, are the nation’s first line of defense. Certainly more U.S....

Talking with Bill Evanina About Threats, Spies and Social Media

by Bill Evanina

Bill Evanina is the Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) – a part of the U.S. Intelligence Community that leads and supports the government’s...

What Does A Cyber Reshuffle Mean for Business?

The recent release of the Department of Defense (DoD) cyber strategy essentially announced the department’s ambitions to resume the role of the 800-pound gorilla in cyber. The offensively focused...

China’s ‘Heavy Hand’ in Xinjiang

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front  China just recently legalized ‘vocational training centers’ in Xinjiang province in the western part of the country, intended to engineer ‘thought...

Saudi Arabia's Complicated Troubles

by Ambassador Gary Grappo

Demands for answers about what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi are increasing, as sources tell The Cipher Brief that the U.S. Administration is trying work out its next moves.  Turkish...