The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, August 3, 2021

US & UK accuse Taliban of war crimes as Afghan Military commander urges citizens to flee Lashkar Gar as fighting continues in major Afghan cities; Belarusian opposition leader found dead in Ukraine; German navy ship sets sail for South China Sea.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, August 2, 2021

In this episode: Republican Congressional lawmakers say COVID escaped from Wuhan lab and urge bi-partisan investigation; Senators urge Biden to let the Intel Community COVID investigation continue 'as long as necessary'; Israel, US and UK say Iran responsible for shipping attack and Blinken says a response is coming. There's a lot more in this episode to start the week.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, July 30, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report Episode for Thursday, July 29, 2021

China slams comments made by Lloyd Austin in Singapore as 'smear' campaign and calls into question the foundation of US-China relations; Biden signs major cybersecurity memorandum reflecting increasing momentum around cyber standards for critical infrastructure and Israel tells France it take Pegasus investigation 'seriously'. A lot more in this episode.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, July 28, 2021

In this episode: President Biden warns of a potential 'shooting war' over cyber attacks; 'Putin's People' book sparks major UK lawsuit, U.S. says it is keeping troops in Syria and a peace deal announced between factions of Mexican cartel.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Big News Day: End of US combat presence in Iraq; Cuba story continues to develop with Mexico's Obrador calling on Biden to make a real decision; Haiti's Chief of Presidential Security has been arrested; Biden to visit ODNI today; US Asia surge underway with senior DOD and State Department visits to shore up allied relationships and a lot more in this episode.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, July 26, 2021

In this episode we welcome special guest, Cipher Brief Expert Marc Polymeropoulos to kick off the week in national security news. Marc shares what's top of mind and what stories he's following the closest.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, July 23, 2021

Afghanistan's military overhauls strategy; Taliban says it does not want civil war: U.S. continues action on Cuba with targeted sanctions; Bi-partisan support for Pentagon budget increase in rebuke to Biden spending plan; Macron orders tighter security after Pegasus revelations; Tajikistan says it will welcome 100,000 Afghans.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, July 22, 2021

CIA Director William Burns increases agency's focus on 'Havana Syndrome' investigation; U.S. exploring sanctions on Cuban officials; EU rejects British request on Brexit modification; Wendy Sherman will visit China on her Asia tour; China refuses to accept second WHO investigation to explore 'lab leak' theory on COVID-19; Uzbekistan says no to housing Afghans in blow to U.S. efforts to protect those at risk from Taliban.

The Open Source Report for Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Biden Administration official says US doesn't know why REvil disappeared; Haiti names new Prime Minister; State Department nominee says she will stand up to Russia's aggressive behavior; NSO Group being investigated by Israel's National Security Council as global allegations of Pegasus misuse grow. Your daily run down of national security stories, conflicts and issues shaping the global stage.