Plan for Cyber Breaches, Then Practice, Practice, Practice

by Rick Ledgett

Every organization should have a plan to protect its critical information from the actions of a disgruntled employee, or from a criminal hacker looking to make money, or from a nation state actor –...

How Immigration Makes the CIA Better at its Job

by Daniel Hoffman

In recent weeks, debate over much needed immigration reform has reached a partisan crescendo. Elected representatives have argued whether prospective immigrants should be measured as individuals or...

Libya’s Revolution Seven Years On: As Good As It Gets?

by Norman T. Roule

February 15, 2018, will mark the seventh anniversary of the Benghazi rallies, in which Libyans took to the streets to protest the arrest of a human rights lawyer. Fueled by the success of...

Wield Creativity as a Weapon against China, Russia & Complacency

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

The U.S. Navy is facing tough challenges on an anemic budget: China and Russia’s growing Naval prowess; threats proliferating from increasingly advanced weapons systems; a force stretched too thin...

Jordan: A Kingdom of 'Easy Recruits' for ISIS and Al Qaeda

by Emile Nakhleh

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faces a precarious internal security situation due to the multiplicity and ubiquity of potential terrorist threats against the Hashemite regime emanating from both...

Staying Competitive in a Crowded Open Source World

by Carmen Landa Middleton

Technological advancements in the past 30 years have in many ways democratized access to information and disrupted countless industries – from journalism to national security. Increasingly,...

Seoul and Washington: Far from United on North Korea

by Tim Willasey-Wilsey

The signs emerging from Washington confirm that the military option is still very much on the table. There is now a breathing space while the Winter Olympics play out at Pyeongchang in South Korea...

Social Security and Medicare Could Cripple National Security

by Michael J. Morell

When giving public or semi-public talks, I have long been asked “What single threat worries you the most? What keeps you up at night?” When I served as a senior CIA official from 2006 to 2013,...

What a Wall Won't Fix on the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Todd Rosenblum

The assumption that a longer, higher wall along the U.S. border with Mexico will improve the nation’s security is wrong. Extending the nearly 700 miles of existing wall will help reduce the number...

Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review: Cold War Redux?

by Walter Pincus

In various and sundry NATO countries, the United States has stationed 200-plus B-61 tactical nuclear bombs, current and older versions of which have dial-a-yield settings that allow various explosive...