The Short-Sightedness of Obama-Era Cyber Operations Policy

by James Van de Velde

The Trump Administration is likely deliberating now the U.S. Department of Defense’s role in defending US interests via cyberspace – specifically, whether to continue President Obama’s...

How Journalists Pin Down the President

by Walter Pincus

Journalists need to find a way to pin down President Trump, and his June 10 press conference in Singapore provided a clear example of one way to do it. The subject was whether Trump had brought up...

The Argument for a Cyber Response Playbook

by Jason Healey

  The Trump administration has a dozen top cybersecurity priorities ranging from a new national cyber strategy to dealing with increasingly bold nation-state adversaries. One priority – that...

Singapore a Success? Yes, by Mirroring Obama

by James Jeffrey

Much initial reaction to the North Korean – American Singapore Summit has been negative, with critics targeting the concessions made by President Trump including; a dramatic, public endorsement...

Like it or Not, Singapore Summit was a Success

by Joseph DeTrani

The historic June 12th summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jung Un has moved us closer to a peaceful resolution of issues with North Korea.  Compared to where we were...

The U.S. Must Leverage Influence to Halt Assault In Yemen

by Emile Nakhleh

  The Arab Coalition’s on-going bloody attack on Yemen’s critical port city of Hodeidah, with Washington’s acquiescence, will only deepen the humanitarian tragedy of the...

The National Security Winners and Losers from Singapore Summit

by Todd Rosenblum

  China, North Korea and the U.S.-South Korea security alliance are the big winners from the short, joint declaration out of Singapore this week.  The United States made important symbolic (and...

The Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

by Dr. Yoel Guzansky

(Ed note:  The Gulf Cooperation Council has been under significant strain for the past year, namely because of an ongoing rift between Qatar and its neighbors, seemingly nudging Qatar closer to...

The President's Summit Adventure Through an Intelligence Lens

by David Priess

OPINION: The eyes of an intelligence officer are trained to look for what a person’s behavior uncovers about his or her motivations and aspirations, which can then help predict future...

The U.S. Intelligence Mission Targeting North Korea

by Daniel Hoffman

Shortly after he was sworn in as Director CIA in January of 2017, now-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made some bold moves that put renewed focus on the North Korea threat. First, he oversaw the...