How did Libya get where it is Today?

by Deborah Jones

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Iran's Supreme Messaging

by Jason Brodsky

When news broke that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was scheduled to deliver the Friday Prayer sermon on January 17 for the first time since 2012, Iranian media went into overdrive to...

A 2020 U.S. Strategy for Latin America

by Ambassador Patrick Duddy

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NATO's Future Threats

by General Wesley K. Clark, (ret.)

In a declaration issued at the conclusion of last week’s NATO meeting in London, leaders agreed on continuing support for the alliance and they laid out a range of actions that NATO must undertake...

A JCPOA on Life Support

by Jason Brodsky

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How Much Does a Pound of Cyber-Hardening Cost for Defense Systems?

by Jim Keffer

SPONSORED CONTENT — As I’ve talked to many Department of Defense leaders over the years, I’ve often heard them ask, “how much would a pound of cybersecurity for a weapon system cost...

When Will China Move on Hong Kong?

by Mike Chinoy

China’s communist leadership is struggling over how to respond to Hong Kong’s swelling protests. Giving in to protesters’ demands for democracy or allowing unrest to spread is out of the...

A Public-Private National Security Alliance

by Letitia Long

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) is preparing for one of its biggest events of the year.  The non-profit counts more than 160 industry, academic and former government leaders...

The G7 Should Redouble Efforts to Stop Covert Foreign Money

by Josh Rudolph

By Josh Rudolph and Adam Kline, Alliance for Security Democracy This weekend may be the first time in the history of the G7 that the group meets without agreeing on a joint statement. That’s...

North Korea EMP Attack: An Existential Threat Today

by Peter Pry

Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security. He served on the Congressional EMP Commission as chief of staff, the Congressional Strategic Posture...