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State Secrets is a weekly interview podcast featuring Cipher Brief experts and national security leaders.

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State Secrets is a weekly interview podcast featuring Cipher Brief experts and national security leaders.

    Mitch Silber- Former Director of Intelligence Analysis NYPD

    Mitch Silber- Former Director of Intelligence Analysis NYPD

    In this episode Suzanne talks with Cipher Brief Expert and former Director of Intelligence Analysis for the New York Police Department Mitch Silber.  Mitch weighs in on how the recent hostage situation in Texas connects to New York City, and what he learned about protecting NYC during his time at the NYPD.  

    • 24 min
    Walter Pincus- Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Author

    Walter Pincus- Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist and Author

    Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly talks with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author Walter Pincus about his new book- Blown To Hell: America's Deadly Betrayal of the Marshall Islanders. 

    • 26 min
    Former CIA Officer and author James Lawler

    Former CIA Officer and author James Lawler

    In this episode Cipher Brief CEO & Publisher Suzanne Kelly talks with former CIA officer and author James Lawler about his new book Living Lies: A Novel of the Iranian Nuclear Weapons Program.  Lawler spent more than half of his CIA career focused on WMD's and led the team that took down A.Q. Khan.  

    • 31 min
    A Conversation with Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joe Detrani

    A Conversation with Cipher Brief Expert Ambassador Joe Detrani

    What do Americans need to know about Chinese President Xi Jinping's comments during China's Centennial celebration?  Are we likely to see military conflict over Taiwan?  What are the risks of a miscalculation in today’s extremely fast moving world and should the U.S. be doing more to ensure we have better insight into China’s intentions?  For these questions and more we caught up with Ambassador Joe Detrani for an expert brief.  

    • 37 min
    A Conversation with former CIA Chief of Station Dan Hoffman

    A Conversation with former CIA Chief of Station Dan Hoffman

    In this episode we talk with Cipher Brief Expert and former Senior CIA officer and Chief of Station Dan Hoffman about the Russia Problem.
    From cyberattacks to the Black Sea, Russian provocations have led to heightened tensions in the US but is it just business as usual for Moscow?  Or are we seeing an increased willingness to provoke with a new administration in the White House?
    While working for the government, Dan racked up 30 years of distinguished government service including high-level positions not only within the CIA, but also with the U.S. military, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Commerce. His assignments included tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and war zones in both the Middle East and South Asia.

    • 23 min
    Broken Trust: Lessons From the Sunburst Cyber Espionage Campaign

    Broken Trust: Lessons From the Sunburst Cyber Espionage Campaign

    We talk with the authors of a new report by the Atlantic Council's Cyber Statecraft Initiative that looks at one of the largest and most significant cyber espionage campaigns in US' history.  

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Tomes JT ,

Great Practitioner and Thought Leader Interviews

Love the community of leaders, authors, and academics TCB has assembled. The insight is unmatched by any other media outlets that I have listened to in last decade. Keep it up and I’ll be subscribing to TCB premium access accounts.

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Exclusive discussions with security officials

These are great short interviews with security professionals around the world.

Katie1153 ,

Fantastic

A really great podcast series interviewing some really interesting people in the intelligence space. Highly recommend!

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