The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, July 1, 2021

Here are the hot headlines from today's episode: Chinese President Xi Jingping talks tough on adversaries who may get in the way of Chinese Communist Party goals; Iran is continuing to deny access to nuclear sites to IAEA monitors. There's a lot more in today's episode of global security news you need to be following.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, June 30, 2021

In this episode: Putin says WWIII wouldn't have started if Russia had sunk the British ship in Black Sea; FBI takes a decidedly more aggressive posture on cyber attacks; U.S. will not sit by and watch additional atrocities in Tigray; U.S. & Taiwan resume direct trade talks and a lot more in the world of global security stories.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Japan's Defense Minister issues a wake up call; Biden says Iran will never have a nuclear weapon on his watch; China-Russia reaffirm their love affair and say the relationship spreads 'positive energy' around the world.

A Conversation with Dan Hoffman

In this episode we talk with Cipher Brief Expert and former Senior CIA officer and Chief of Station Dan Hoffman about the Russia Problem. From cyberattacks to the Black Sea, Russian provocations have led to heightened tensions in the US but is it just business as usual for Moscow? Or are we seeing an increased willingness to provoke with a new administration in the White House? While working for the government, Dan racked up 30 years of distinguished government service including high-level positions not only within the CIA, but also with the U.S. military, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Commerce. His assignments included tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and war zones in both the Middle East and South Asia.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, June 28, 2021

ODNI releases report on UAP's on Friday afternoon; Russia warns U.S. & UK to stay out of Black Sea; India deploys 50,000 troops to border with China; Experts warn Kabul could fall faster than 6 months; Blinken in France says JCPOA could be history if Iran doesn't move faster.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, June 25, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Justice Department forms firearms task force; Russia claims to have fired on UK Navy; NY Times story on Khashoggi linked Saudi's training in U.S; China condemns US Navy transit in Taiwan Strait while U.S. announces new carrier deployment to Indo-Pacific.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, June 22, 2021

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS EPISODE: SEC OPENS PROBE ON VICTIMS OF SOLARWINDS; NEW EU CYBER UNIT IN THE WORKS; LITHUANIA GOES AGAINST CHINA AGAIN; TALIBAN OFFENSIVE MAKES GAINS IN THE NORTH; RUSSIA’S MOVE IN MYANMAR TO COUNTER THE WEST; ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER TO MAKE FIRST TRIP TO UAE

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, June 21, 2021

Here’s a look at the open-source headlines you may have missed in your normal newsfeed - brought to you by The Cipher Brief: Biden to meet with Ghani in DC as violence spikes in Afghanistan; U.S. pulling Patriot missile units from Middle East; Russia's U.S. Ambassador returns to DC; Japan urges greater global military presence in Indo-Pacific; Taiwan pulls staff from Hong Kong after 'One China Pledge' tensions.