IC Integration: Stronger Together

by Leslie Ireland

The diversity and scope of national security challenges facing the U.S. continues to grow, asking ever more of an Intelligence Community (IC) that must stretch its resources to meet these demands....

The Media and Global Leaders Still Missing the Mark on Trump

by Rafael D. Frankel

The elites still don’t get it. Brexit, Trump, surging right-wing nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic; and yet time after time, the media and global leaders who helped steer the U.S. and...

Everyone Wants to do Business with the Trump Family

by Walter Pincus

President Donald Trump and his family’s myriad financial activities are unique for a White House occupant. Prior to becoming Defense Secretary, James Mattis on January 5 signed an ethics agreement...

To the Government and Silicon Valley: Grow Up and Get Along

by Ronald Marks

My late mother served as a sergeant in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. She was nearly killed in 1944 by a “buzz bomb” – think German UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) – that...

Next Steps for U.S. Cyber Command after Split with NSA

by Major General Jim Keffer

We all know it’s coming, and soon. There is significant momentum for elevating U.S. Cyber Command to a full combatant command. We should expect that soon. Bifurcating Cyber Command’s and the...

Nunes “Undermines Himself” with Surveillance Claims

by Michael Morell

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Wednesday said he had seen intelligence reports showing that communications of President Donald Trump’s transition team had been picked up...

Dealing with Turkey: Don’t Expect Miracles

by Nick Fishwick

Turkey has once again been very much on Europeans’ minds. This time, the issue has been about the Turkish referendum on April 16 over whether the country moves from its current parliamentary system...

Trump Supplemental Budget to Fight ISIS, Build the Wall

by Walter Pincus

The Trump administration is building up American ground forces available in Kuwait to fight against Islamic terrorists in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. At the same time, the White House is stepping...

The Man in the Kremlin Must Be Smiling

by Mark Kelton

Vladimir Putin is smiling because he thrives on chaos, particularly in the camp of the “Main Enemy,” a term the Soviet and Russian intelligence services have long used to refer to the United...

America Needs Smart Power, Not Just Hard Power

by Admiral James Stavridis

Amidst a busy week in national security, The Cipher Brief’s CEO and Publisher, Suzanne Kelly, spoke with Admiral James Stavridis, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, author of the new book The...