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...

What Could Arming the First Island Chain Look Like?

by Walter Pincus

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Who is Kim Yo-jong?

by Kenneth Dekleva

The sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made headlines over the weekend as she threatened military action against South Korea, and deemed the inter-Korean liaison office...

The Boogaloo Movement – From Eccentric Distraction to Domestic Terror

by Intel Brief

  Bottom Line Up Front The Boogaloo Movement is comprised of an eclectic mix of individuals unified by a deep disdain for government, especially law enforcement. The Boogaloo Movement has a...

What 1989 Tiananmen might tell us about 2020 Hong Kong

by Martin Petersen

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The US Must Deal Swiftly with an Assertive China

by Joseph DeTrani

Ambassador Joseph DeTrani is a fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker who served over two decades with the Central Intelligence Agency as a member of the Senior Intelligence Service. He also served as...

Please, Take your Knee off our Necks so we can Breathe

by Vincent Stewart

Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart (Ret.) (Vince) is the Founder and CEO of Stewart Global Solutions, LLC, an international consulting organization. He retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after more...

An Apolitical Military is Essential to Maintaining Balance Among US Institutions

by Joseph L. Votel

OPINION — Today, American institutions are front and center as we simultaneously confront the triple threat of an active pandemic, civil unrest spurred by racial injustice, and an economic...

When Congressional Hearings become Overtly Political

by Walter Pincus

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The Impact of DeepFakes on the New Data Frontier

by Bob Griffin

Robert Griffin is the Managing Partner for DVI Equity Partners a Private Equity Investment arm of Diamond Ventures where he focuses on technology investments concentrated on delivering disruptive or...