Another Arab Spring Builds, Driven by “Discontent Approaching Despair”

by Norman T. Roule

In early January, Tunisia and Iran witnessed remarkably similar periods of spontaneous and widespread unrest. In each case, the demonstrations failed to rise to revolutionary levels, but the protests...

"Where Are the Grownups?" Holding Harassers and their Bosses Accountable

by Carmen Landa Middleton

Amidst the seemingly daily allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct across almost every industry – entertainment, media, politics, technology, etc. – I have been anticipating the companion...

Fight Together, Parade Together

by Jason Healey

If the United States is to hold a military parade, as President Donald Trump witnessed last year in Paris, it should be the right kind of parade. Our true power is not, and has not been for a long...

How Immigration Makes the CIA Better at its Job

by Daniel Hoffman

In recent weeks, debate over much needed immigration reform has reached a partisan crescendo. Elected representatives have argued whether prospective immigrants should be measured as individuals or...

Libya’s Revolution Seven Years On: As Good As It Gets?

by Norman T. Roule

February 15, 2018, will mark the seventh anniversary of the Benghazi rallies, in which Libyans took to the streets to protest the arrest of a human rights lawyer. Fueled by the success of...

Wield Creativity as a Weapon against China, Russia & Complacency

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

The U.S. Navy is facing tough challenges on an anemic budget: China and Russia’s growing Naval prowess; threats proliferating from increasingly advanced weapons systems; a force stretched too thin...

Jordan: A Kingdom of 'Easy Recruits' for ISIS and Al Qaeda

by Emile Nakhleh

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faces a precarious internal security situation due to the multiplicity and ubiquity of potential terrorist threats against the Hashemite regime emanating from both...

Social Security and Medicare Could Cripple National Security

by Michael J. Morell

When giving public or semi-public talks, I have long been asked “What single threat worries you the most? What keeps you up at night?” When I served as a senior CIA official from 2006 to 2013,...

What a Wall Won't Fix on the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Todd Rosenblum

The assumption that a longer, higher wall along the U.S. border with Mexico will improve the nation’s security is wrong. Extending the nearly 700 miles of existing wall will help reduce the number...

Keeping DOJ and FBI Safe from a Partisan President & Congress

by General Michael Hayden

The White House is deciding whether to make public a classified memo on the Russia investigation penned by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, R-Calif. The memo claims the FBI and Justice...