Keeping Your Mobile Phone Secure

by Ravi Devireddy

Trying to keep malware off your computer is standard practice at this point, but not many people know that malware also poses a threat to their phones. The Cipher Brief asked Ravi Devireddy, CTO and...

Intelligence Briefings for Candidates have become a Political Football

by Walter Pincus

The intelligence briefings scheduled for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, perhaps as early as this week, may cause some serious reality to be injected into the current presidential campaign rhetoric...

Beijing and the South China Sea

by Joseph DeTrani

Demonstrations in China against the U.S. in the wake of The Hague Court’s ruling against China in the South China Sea are reminiscent of the demonstrations in China when the U.S. accidentally...

Bourne is Back

by Bennett Seftel

Drawing heavily from the fallout of the Edward Snowden affair and packed with non-stop action, Matt Damon returns as an older and grimmer version of the protagonist in the thrilling new film Jason...

Navigating West Africa’s Worsening Security Climate

by Jesper Cullen

The threat of terrorism in West Africa appears to be growing, creating concerns about whether it is safe to do business there. The Risk Advisory Group – a global risk management consultancy – is...

Terrorists in our backyard: the Hezbollah threat in Latin America

by Emanuele Ottolenghi

In Latin America, the combination of weak governments, porous borders, widespread corruption, and the lack of adequate legislative tools to combat terror finance creates an ideal environment for...

Do Facts and Logic Count in Donald Trump’s World?

by Walter Pincus

For the more than 16 years, Donald Trump has thought about running for president and in that time repeatedly talked about the U.S. being “ripped off” by NATO countries and other allies, such as...

The Importance of Engaging with Pakistan

by Will Hurd

I served as an undercover officer in the CIA in South Asia’s three largest countries: India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. While in Pakistan, I had the opportunity to drive along the road leading to...

Rethinking Geography in a Globalized World

by Parag Khanna

In his new book Connectography, Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National Singapore University, Parag Khanna, maps out the layers of infrastructure that connects...

Speed, Transparency and the Future of the NGA

by Susan Gordon

In a fast paced world with ever increasing mountains of data, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has its hands full providing the warfighters, the intelligence community, and disaster...