How a Former CIA Deputy Director Avoids Cognitive Traps

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A Look Inside the Justice Department’s National Security Priorities

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Why Should the U.S. Care about a renewed Iran-Venezuela Relationship?

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Are We Ready for Another Shock?

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Xi’s Awful Arithmetic

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COVID and Navigating the New Middle East Challenges

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Thinking in the Time of Coronavirus

Cipher Brief Expert Carmen Medina is a former CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence and a 32-year veteran of the Intelligence Community.  Medina is also author of the book, Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change from Within. Thinking in the Time of Coronavirus – Part One  discussed three important thinking dynamics relevant to our analysis […]

Our Response to 9/11 Gave us Lessons for COVID-19

“America is no longer protected by vast oceans. We are protected from attack only by vigorous action abroad, and increased vigilance at home.” – President George W. Bush, State of the Union Address, January 29, 2002. The COVID-19 outbreak will likely prove to be the most consequential event since the Second World War and economically […]

Why Should I Care about Quantum Computing?

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The Coronavirus is worse than the System Blinking Red

Norman T. Roule served for 34-years in the Central Intelligence Agency, managing numerous programs relating to Iran and the Middle East.   He served as the National Intelligence Manager for Iran (NIM-I) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from November 2008 until September 2017.  As NIM-I, he was the principal Intelligence Community (IC) […]