CIPHER BRIEF EXPERT ANALYSIS – With Ukraine now solidly into its long-awaited counteroffensive, western leaders are looking for signs of what impact the new actions may be having on the thinking of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
What Putin is thinking when it comes to a long-term strategy for the war, maintaining control over the narrative playing out inside Russia and the strategic impact of nuclear threats are all top of mind not only for western leaders but also for some of the most experienced former senior CIA Officers who have served inside Russia.
“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
Access all of The Cipher Brief‘s national security-focused expert insight by becoming a Cipher Brief Subscriber+Member.