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A History of What Works with Iran
by Michael Morell
The Trump Administration is correct that the U.S. should focus on the significant threat posed by Iran’s misbehavior in the Middle East. Luckily, history provides a guide on how we can change that...
America First Equals America Last
by Ambassador Richard Boucher
The world got a taste last week of what “America First” means: insulting Iraqis who’ve risked their lives with U.S. forces; blacklisting dual-citizen legislators in Canada; and jeopardizing the...
Why Haspel Makes Sense as the Deputy CIA Director
by Michael J. Morell
It was early 2010, and I was visiting one of CIA’s largest stations overseas. The CIA, just weeks earlier, had lost seven brave officers to a suicide bomber at a remote base in Khost,...
Enhanced Interrogation 2.0: The Untenable Position of CIA Officers
by Robert Eatinger
On January 25, 2017, during his first post-election press interview, President Donald Trump was asked, “do you want waterboarding?” In his response, the President said, “I will say this, I will rely...
What Is a Secure Border?
by Michael Fisher
Many of us have seen decades of sporadic attention given to the security of our border, but I believe we are now better positioned to not only define what we mean by border security but identify the...
Pushing Back on Snowden: A Review of "How America Lost Its Secrets"
by General Michael Hayden
Edward Epstein began his career as an investigative journalist while he was still a graduate student at Cornell more than a half century ago, taking on the Warren Commission's report on the Kennedy...
Cybersecurity: A Whole-of-National Power Approach
by Todd Rosenblum
President Barack Obama’s decision to impose a range of sanctions against Russia for its successful network strike and information operation against the U.S. electoral process was an excellent first...
Intelligence, Trump, Putin, and Russia’s Long Game
by Michael Morell
The Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential campaign and the subsequent sanctions imposed by the Obama Administration continue to dominate the news this week, with President-elect Donald Trump...
When Does a President Become a National Security Risk?
by John McLaughlin and Suzanne Kelly
There are a couple of key questions we should all have when it comes to the difference of opinion between President-elect Donald Trump and the CIA about whether Russia launched cyber operations with...