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January 21st, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, January 21, 2022

January 20th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, January 20, 2022

We're joined by special guest Cipher Brief Expert and former Senior Member of the British Foreign Service Nick Fishwick in this episode. We talk with Nick to get his take on the crisis with Russia and Ukraine and what is likely to unfold.

January 19th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, January 19, 2022

January 18th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, January 18, 2022

In this episode: Declassified SIGAR report warned in Jan '21 of Afghan Air Force collapse; Blinken set to travel to Ukraine this week; Russian embassy evacuations in Ukraine; Moscow says no more talks until West responds to security demands; Texas hostage taker known to British MI5; Chinese fishermen find underwater devices and North Korea fires tactical guided missiles.

January 17th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, January 17, 2022

In today’s episode: Moscow reacts to US intelligence assessment while Ukraine says Russia responsible for cyber-attack; North Korea fires more missiles; New think tank report details 2022 risks facing Beijing; Russia-China-Iran cooperation on the rise while Houthi's claim attack in Abu Dhabi.

January 14th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, January 14, 2022

In this episode: US Senators are seeking action on rare earth minerals; North Korea is launching more ballistic missiles; US and Western officials are raising the alarm on conflict with Russia while Sweden increases military patrols in the Baltic Sea; Ukraine suffers major cyber attack; Russia redeploys more military assets towards Ukraine and rockets target the US embassy in Baghdad.

January 13th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, January 13, 2022

Today's top story is the continuing negotiations over the Ukraine crisis where Russia now says that the talks have reached a 'dead end' and Moscow sees little point in continuing this week's planned dialogue. This comes as US Democratic Senators propose new sanctions that would target Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Biden administration targets North Korea with fresh sanctions one day after its latest missile test. A lot more in this episode.

January 12th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Today's top story- North Korea test fires missile that Japan says was a hypersonic, prompting Tokyo to say all options are on the table for bolstering Japan's defenses; Widespread pessimism among US and Europe over Ukraine talks with Russia; Leaders from Middle East on a rare visit to China to discuss bi-lateral energy trade deal and a car bomb kills 8 in Mogadishu.

January 11th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, January 11, 2022

No progress reported from US-Russia dialogue on Ukraine with Russian officials saying a 'great disparity' exists; CISA Director Jen Easterly warns of more Log4j issues and says the exploit is 'pretty trivial' for hackers to use; a Taiwanese F-16V crashes on an exercise prompting a massive search mission for pilot. A lot more in today's episode.

January 10th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, January 10, 2022

January 7th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, January 7, 2022

In this episode: Kazakh President Tokayev authorized lethal force to restore order amid ongoing violent protests; A new report looks at possible signs of tension among the Biden cyber team; Cyberspace Solarium Commission to reboot as a non-profit; US and Russia to meet on Monday for Ukraine crisis talks; South Korea says North Korea missile launch was not hypersonic; Chinese researchers claim breakthrough in laser technology.

January 6th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, Jan 6, 2022

In this episode: Russian paratroopers deploy to Kazakhstan to restore order following violent protests; Germany and US issue warning to Russia over Ukraine while Britain says it is working on 'high-impact' sanctions if Moscow invades; Chinese space station conducts successful test of robotic arm and Beijing announces a new diplomatic post for the Horn of Africa.

January 5th, 2022 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wed, January 5, 2022

US Justice Department announce first criminal charges in death of former Haitian President Jovenel Moise; China, France, Russia, UK and the US release rare joint statement on nuclear weapons; NATO calls 'extraordinary' meeting to discuss Ukraine and China says it has developed heat-seeking hypersonic missiles.

December 24th, 2021 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, Dec, 24, 2021

As we head into the Christmas weekend we are watching two big issues closely. The first is the crisis in Ukraine and we've got some new stories and developments to talk about today. The second is the Iranian nuclear talks which are expected to resume on Monday, Dec 27. Let's get to today's report broken down by region of the world.

December 23rd, 2021 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, Dec 23, 2021

There's a lot to report today with some big statements coming from both the US and Russia related to the Ukrainian crisis; CISA issues an advisory on the Log4j vulnerability; Terrorism threats emanating from Brazil draws US Treasury into action; US policy changes announced for Taliban and a lot more. Here's your open source report broken down by region of the world.

December 22nd, 2021 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021

Harvard University Professor found guilty of lying about connection with China; US Army researchers working on a single vaccine to protect against all variants; Russian President Vladimir Putin says he has no where to retreat to over Ukraine while talks between the US and Russia are expected to begin in January; Chinese President Xi Jingping and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz discuss deepening economic cooperation in their first call.

December 22nd, 2021 State Secrets
State Secrets Podcast

Walter Pincus- Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Author

Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly talks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Walter Pincus about his new book- Blown To Hell: America's Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders.

December 20th, 2021 Open Source Podcast

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

December 17th, 2021 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, Dec 17, 2021

The remaining 12 hostages in Haiti have been released, few details have yet emerged as to the specifics of their release; Two Army battalion commanders among the latest to be discharged over COVID vaccine refusals; DJI Technologies among the companies now blacklisted by US Treasury; Details emerge of Russia's demands for de-escalation in Ukraine crisis.

December 16th, 2021 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, Dec 16, 2021

December 15th, 2021 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, December 15, 2021

A very big national security news day. US Air Force discharges 27 for COVID vaccine refusals; Space Force begins 10 days of war games; US House passes bill to ban imports from Xinjiang; Britain releases new national cyber strategy; German court sentences Russian to life over 2019 Berlin killing of Chechen; Estonia's PM sounds alarm on Putin's Ukraine trap; Kremlin says US given concrete proposals to de-escalate while Putin touts Russia's relationship with China as a 'model' of cooperation. A lot more in this episode.

December 13th, 2021 State Secrets
State Secrets Podcast

Former CIA Officer and author James Lawler

In this episode Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly talks with former CIA officer and author James Lawler about his new book Living Lies: A Novel of the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program. Lawler spent more than half of his CIA career focused on WMD's and led the team that took down A.Q. Khan.

December 13th, 2021 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, December 13, 2021

December 10th, 2021 Open Source Podcast

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, December 10, 2021

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