The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Special Guest former CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos joins us to talk about VP Kamala Harris and the suspected 'Havana Syndrome' incident in Hanoi and also shares his perspective on the unfolding situation in Afghanistan.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, August 24, 2021

CIA Director Burns meets secretly with Taliban co-founder Baradar; Biden facing pressure to extend withdrawal deadline, White House says announcement on that 'imminent'; VP Harris accuses China of bullying; Iran starts second shipment of oil in violation of US sanctions.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, August 23, 2021

In this episode: The Taliban won't agree to foreign troops in Afghanistan beyond August 31 while Biden says the US may in fact extend the deadline, setting the stage for heightened tensions. Security at the Kabul airport continues to deteriorate. Taiwan warns that China is seeking to emulate the Taliban while committing that it can defend itself and VP Harris kicks off a south Asian tour in Singapore.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, August 13, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, August 12, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, August 10, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, August 9, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, August 6, 2021

In this episode: Britain has meeting with UN Security Council over ship attack while the UK's top General calls for military action on Iran.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, August 5, 2021

U.S. announces new $750 million dollar arms deal with Taiwan and Beijing's foreign ministry says it will 'seriously damage' U.S.-China relations and vows to react; Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz says Israel is prepared to militarily respond to Iran and says the time is now for the world to take action against Iran. A lot more in this episode.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

In this episode: A second ship attack off the coast of UAE with some officials accusing Iran of being behind the hijacking; Former UK National Cybersecurity Center CEO Ciaran Martin says 'cyberbabble' is not a policy response; We welcome special guest and TCB Expert Norm Roule to the show to break down the state of play with Iran.