Open Up Intelligence Briefings to Third Party Candidates

by David Priess

American exceptionalism comes in many forms. When it comes to intelligence, there has been a unique tradition in the United States for more than 60 years: the current president grants his two...

A Persistent and Resilient Adversary: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

by Brian Jenkins

The history of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is a tale of 1001 nights that catalogues every dimension of frustration in combatting terrorism: an impoverished failing state, a heavily armed...

In Afghanistan, Special Operators Continue to Burn Both Ends of the Candle

by Philip Lohaus

Things aren’t going so well in Afghanistan these days. The Obama administration plans to reduce America’s presence there by only about half as much as it originally intended, from the current...

Russia's Checkered History of Intelligence Sharing with the U.S.

by Michael Sulick

On July 15, the United States and Russia announced a tentative agreement on Syria which, according to media reports, would establish a joint command center staffed with military and intelligence...

Speed, Transparency and the Future of the NGA

by Susan Gordon

In a fast paced world with ever increasing mountains of data, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has its hands full providing the warfighters, the intelligence community, and disaster...

Worse Before It Gets Better: The Threat From ISIS

by Michael Morell

Last Thursday, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the current capabilities of the Islamic State saying,...

Intelligence Briefings for the Presidential Nominees

by Michael Morell

Once the Democratic and Republican parties officially nominate their Presidential candidates at their political conventions this summer, the nominees will be offered intelligence briefings before the...

For Director of New Cyber Center, Personal Leadership is the Ultimate Hack

by David Rubin

Tonya Ugoretz, the President’s appointee to head the newly created Cyber Threat and Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), would not be faulted for wondering, “What have I done to deserve...

Uniformly Qualified for High Office

by Sean O'Keefe

In this, the oddest of election years in recent memory, there have been no shortage of improbable suggestions for safely traversing the electoral minefield.  One idea recently...

How Nicknames Have Defined South Korea’s Park Geun-hye

by Soo Kim

What’s in a nickname? A term of endearment? A backhanded compliment laden with criticism of one’s flaws? In South Korea, a politician’s nickname – given affectionately and sometimes not so...