Understanding the World Like a CIA Analyst
SUBSCRIBER+ EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW — Over the weekend, Ukraine said its forces were encircling Bakhmut. Russia, meanwhile, congratulated its troops for actually taking the embattled Ukrainian city. It is precisely these types of conflicting accounts that would bring the CIA’s former Deputy Director for Analysis Linda Weissgold into the Oval Office.
Helping to parse fact-from-fiction, her 40 year career at the agency spanned evaluations of Ukrainian battlefields, Iranian nuclear programs, and Chinese power grabs, to name a few – the latter of which she gave special attention during a recent interview with The Cipher Brief.
“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
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