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.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Tuesday, September 20, 2021

In this episode: Amazon shuts down cloud accounts for NSO Group as investigation grows over alleged global misuse of Pegasus software; DHS releases second security directive for critical infrastructure to mandate cyber protections; US set to announce Cuba policy review and a lot more in this episode of curated global security stories.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Monday, July 19, 2021

On the heels of Biden's support for Cuba Russia test fires hypersonic missile; US & EU publicly blame China for Microsoft Exchange cyber hack; Haitian investigation grows in size and complexity of plot; 17 media outlets allegedly hacked by NSO Group software; Afghanistan recalls Ambassador from Pakistan after kidnapping. There's a lot more in this episode to start the week off.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Friday, July 16, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Thursday, July 15, 2021

In this episode: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in hospital facing potential emergency surgery; Angela Merkel meets with Biden in DC; US reviews Cuba policy; Taliban destroys Afghan infrastructure; New RAND report says China domestic innovation capability weak and a lot more from around the world, curated and broken down by region.