A Fading Chance for Improvement with North Korea

by Kenneth Dekleva

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China's Paper Dragon

by James Lewis

“This idea may be formulated as follows. The situation is better now than it was ten years ago; therefore ten years from now it will be better still. I will attempt to show here why I disagree with...

Afghanistan and the Dark Side of No Man Left Behind

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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Life as an Intelligence Officer in the Age of Twitter

by Marc Polymeropoulos

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An Intelligence Officer's Guide to Dissent

by Steven Ward

This column was originally published in December, 2016 in The Cipher Brief and served as a guide to outline the ways in which intelligence officers could responsibly respond to what they considered...

The Growing Threat of Domestic Terrorism

by Emile Nakhleh

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North Korea and Nobel Prizes

by Kenneth Dekleva

Former State Department Psychiatrist Dr. Kenneth Dekleva offers thoughts on President Trump’s latest trip to the DMZ and where the path may lead. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only...

Why Bahrain Isn't a Good Deal for Palestinians

by Emile Nakhleh

The U.S. Administration is facing a tough sell as it leads the Bahrain Workshop in just under two weeks in what is widely seen as the first phase of the administration’s Middle East peace plan. The...

What Could a Russia-North Korea Summit Mean?

by Kenneth Dekleva

What do both North Korea and Russia hope to get out of Thursday’s expected summit in Vladivostok? This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It can be accessed via login or by signing up...

The CIA Director's Real Skills

by Doug Wise

On April 16, The New York Times published an article (in which I am quoted) with the headline, “Gina Haspel Relies on Spy Skills with Trump.  He Doesn’t Always Listen.”  It is...