BOOK REVIEW:  The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations by Daniel Yergin Reviewed by Kristin Wood Cipher Brief Expert Kristin Wood is a former senior CIA officer, and is a Harvard Kennedy School Intelligence Project fellow focused on climate and national security. During her 20-year CIA career, ...

“Lessons adopted” is a much more important concept than “lessons learned.”  Lessons adopted requires the learning of lessons, but it also requires a more important and more difficult step – the application of the lessons.  As we wrote in a recent Washington Post op-ed, the coronavirus pandemic has retaught us ...

OPINION -- If intelligence officers wanted one person to model themselves after, from the perspective of the Intelligence Community’s commitment to objectivity, they could find no one better than Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. A leading principle, if not “the” leading ...