Soleimani and the True Measure of Deterrence

This unique national-security focused expert insight can’t be generated for free.  We invite you to support this kind of quality content by becoming a  Cipher Brief Level I Member .  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and […]

Boeing 737 carrying at least 170 crashes in Iran after takeoff with no survivors

The Ukrainian flight crashed hours after Iran fired multiple missiles into Iraq. January 8, 2020, 9:36 AM 4 min read A Ukraine International Airlines passenger plane carrying at least 170 people crashed in Iran shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning, killing all on board, according to Iranian officials. “An investigation team from the national aviation department […]

Reconsidering Great Power Competition Below Armed Conflict

This unique national-security focused expert insight can’t be generated for free.  We invite you to support this kind of quality content by becoming a  Cipher Brief Level I Member .  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and […]

Is the Maximum Pressure Campaign Working with Iran?

This unique national-security focused expert insight can’t be generated for free.  We invite you to support this kind of quality content by becoming a  Cipher Brief Level I Member .  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and […]

North Korea may deploy ‘super-large’ rocket launcher soon

North Korea says the latest test-firing of its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review of its combat application By HYUNG-JIN KIM Associated Press November 29, 2019, 3:30 AM 3 min read North Korea said Friday the latest test-firing of its “super-large” multiple rocket launcher was a final review of the weapon’s combat application, […]

Mexico’s Strategic Security Problem

This unique national-security focused expert insight can’t be generated for free.  We invite you to support this kind of quality content by becoming a  Cipher Brief Level I Member .  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and […]

The Cipher Brief’s OSINT Trend Line Report

This unique national-security focused expert insight can’t be generated for free.  We invite you to support this kind of quality content by becoming a  Cipher Brief Level I Member .  Joining this high-level, security-focused community is only $10/month (for an annual $120/yr membership). It’s a great and inexpensive way to stay ahead of the national and […]