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US National Security Challenges: A Conversation Among Experts

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by formers.” – Sept. 2018, Studies in Intelligence, Vol. 62 No. Access all of The Cipher Brief’s national-security focused expert insight by becoming […]

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Global Knowledge Warfare: Using Strategic Imagination to Harness Uncertainty and Fear

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What Normalizing Relations Could Mean for the Middle East

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Getting to the Left of Boom in 21st Century Warfare

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The China Problem

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The New Dynamic Cyber Threat Environment

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COVID Lessons Learned From Tackling Extremist Ideologies

Farah Pandith, Former Special Representative to Muslim Communities, US Department of State Jacob Ware, Research Associate for Counterterrorism, Council on Foreign Relations Jacob Ware is a research associate for counterterrorism at the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds master’s degrees from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and the University of St. Andrews. As […]

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Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West

In part one of Iran and Hezbollah’s Pre-Operational Modus Operandi in the West, authors Mitch Silber and Ioan Pop pulled from court documents and open source reporting to shed light on ways that Iran and its proxy groups have engaged in regional escalations after the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January, and after […]

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NATO Imagines Future Warfare

Innovation is a key component of readiness when it comes to future threats. NATO’s Innovation Hub recently commissioned a short story from author August Cole, asking him to draw upon his writing and imaginative abilities to create a picture of what NATO operations could be like in the year 2040. The Cipher Brief is pleased […]

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OSINT Global Trendline Report: The Middle East and Africa

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