Intel Sharing Critical as Terror Strikes Another NATO Ally

by Lisa Monaco

As a close counterterrorism partner of Spain, the United States will be active in the ongoing investigation into the terrorist attack in Barcelona and any connected incidents. At least 13 people...

Donald Trump Can Learn from Teddy Roosevelt’s “America First”

by Ambassador Richard Boucher

In the early days of our republic, George Washington warned against “entangling alliances.” In 1821, after strenuous debate, John Quincy Adams decided not to speak in favor of Greek Independence...

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

by Michael Hsieh

If the U.S. Department of Defense were an economy unto itself, it would be the 20th largest in the world. Like any other advanced modern economy, it is deeply integrated with the entire globe, its...

U.S. Nuclear Arsenal a Deterrent, Not an Impromptu Threat

by Walter Pincus

Within the next week, North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump will face situations that will require them to take steps that could increase already heightened tensions,...

Dereliction of Duty II: The Afghanistan Years

by Kevin Hulbert

There has been a lot of writing lately on Afghanistan as the new administration struggles with what do to there, just as the previous administration struggled mightily to define both the mission and...

Focus on Clear Goals to Contain Iran in Iraq and Syria

by Ambassador James Jeffrey

With the liberation of Mosul from ISIS and the impending conquest of the “Caliphate” capital Raqqa, the U.S. is at a decision point in the Middle East. But it does not yet have a coherent...

“Dispatches from Hell Before Breakfast”

by Mark Kelton

President Donald Trump is not the first American public figure to go to war with the press, nor is he the most extreme in his views.  Even without benefit of Twitter, the antipathy of Union General...

Gambling with Catastrophe on the Korean Peninsula

by Mike Chinoy

If there has been one common refrain from the Trump administration, it is that President Barack Obama’s policy of “strategic patience” towards North Korea was not effective in deterring...

Trump's War Wider than Afghanistan

by Walter Pincus

Afghanistan is now President Donald Trump’s war, but it’s wider than just that country. Having refused to accept a strategy and operational plan presented to him last month by Defense Secretary...

A Candid Conversation with The White House’s Man on Cyber

by Suzanne Kelly

The White House’s National Security team is expected to issue a report early this week outlining U.S. options for deterring adversaries in cyber space.  The report, called for as part of President...