Ready for the Next Nightmare: The Art of Incident Response

by Daniel Hoffman

During multiple war zone tours of duty in the Middle East and South Asia, I learned firsthand how timely and effective incident response entails real time insight, color, and context for the analyst....

Iran Deal Still Works Despite Iran’s Aggression

by Michael J. Morell

Last week, President Donald Trump announced he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal and would terminate the agreement entirely if its “many serious flaws” were not...

Confronting Iran Doesn’t Have to Mean Scrapping Nuclear Deal

by Norman T. Roule

President Donald Trump’s non-certification of Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal has shaken the diplomatic firmament, infuriated the deal’s...

Corker Should Up Ante in Feud With Trump

by Walter Pincus

It’s time for Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to use his congressional panel rather than just his mouth or tweets, to confront President Donald...

Shaking Up the Top of Cyber Command

by Jason Healey

As I have previously written, U.S. Cyber Command has grown up, and its elevation to a unified combatant command will soon be complete. The focus can now switch to a far more critical issue: splitting...

Venezuelan ‘Government in Exile' Sets Up Shop in D.C.

by Vanessa Neumann

Today, Friday the 13th, the Organization of American States puts its stamp of approval on Venezuela’s embattled political opposition when it swears in Venezuelan Supreme Court judges,...

The Intelligence Community’s Lexicon of Risk

by Alex Bolling

“Hey Thorne. Don’t get caught, my wife likes it here.”  That was the Deputy Chief of Station’s regular advice to all case officers prior to their agent meetings. The message was clear:...

Extremists Take Aim at the Plastic Minds of Kids

by Farah Pandith

Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, thousands of young Muslims have embraced extremist ideology, providing terrorist groups with a steady stream of recruits.  Puzzling on its face, this phenomenon...

U.S. Afghan Strategy Time Warps to Vietnam 1969

by Walter Pincus

“We may have advisers there 10 years from now, but the Taliban will not be the enemy they are,” was the way Defense Secretary James Mattis described the future in Afghanistan under the new Trump...

Kaspersky Antivirus Hack a Wake Up Call for Business

by Michael Sulmeyer

Russian state-sponsored hackers were able to steal National Security Agency material on methods they use to conduct cyber espionage as well as how they help defend critical U.S. government networks,...