Does the U.S. Really Need Russia This Much?

by Steven Hall

WEEKEND EXTRA — What did U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo really get out of last week’s talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin? Unlike some...

The Business Executive's Guide to Retaliatory Arrests

by Rob Dannenberg

This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member.  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only...

Russia's Worldwide Cyber Misbehavior

by Steven L. Hall

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced that a grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania has indicted seven individuals from the Russian military intelligence agency (GRU), for...

What Senator John McCain Knew About Russia

by Daniel Hoffman

For those who knew him, it is no surprise that the late Senator John McCain approached the national and global security threats posed by Russia with a confident clarity in what he felt needed to be...

History's Lesson Regarding Russian Cyber Warfare

by Daniel Hoffman

Ten years ago this month, war erupted between Russia and Georgia after Georgian troops attacked South Ossetia and shelled the town of Tskhinvali, in response to alleged Russian provocations. Russia...

Why a Russia Strategy Matters

by Daniel Hoffman

In a press conference on Monday, President Donald Trump reiterated his view that meeting with other world leaders is important, and again characterized his recent meeting with Russian President...

What is Putin's Plan Now?

by Daniel Hoffman

As most of the President’s men and women in senior roles re-iterated and even provided more detail about the Russian threat to U.S. national security in the days following the Helsinki summit, the...

Dispatches from Helsinki: A Shocking Summit Press Brief

by Daniel Hoffman

This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up to become a Cipher Brief Member. ​ Cipher Brief Members engage in high-level conversations about...

What Did Putin Get From Helsinki Summit?

by Jill Dougherty

The Cipher Brief spoke with Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow at The Wilson Center and CNN’s former Moscow Bureau Chief, about what Putin will be able to take away from this summit. The Cipher...

Dispatches from Helsinki

by Daniel Hoffman

Cipher Brief Expert and former CIA Station Chief Dan Hoffman is on the ground in Helsinki filing question and answer dispatches for Cipher Brief members.  He has deep expertise in the region and...