Trump's Deport Push Boosts MS-13

by Michael Vigil

President Donald Trump invoked the deadly deeds of the violent street gang MS-13 in his State of the Union address, and again this week when addressing law enforcement officials at the White House....

Trump Takes 'America First' to Skeptical Davos

by General Michael Hayden

President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to visit the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, since President Bill Clinton in 2000. His message: America’s new tax measures are...

Pence Jerusalem Trip 'A Kick in the Diplomatic Gut’

by Emile Nakhleh

The American vice president delivered another kick in the diplomatic gut to Palestinians, when he announced this week that the U.S. embassy would open in Jerusalem by 2019. Vice President Mike Pence...

Don't be Fooled by New Casks for Putin's Old Snake Oil

by Mark Kelton

In the version of Aesop’s fable, “The Farmer and the Viper,” as recounted by Roman fabulist Gaius Julius Phaedrus, a farmer finds a viper freezing in the snow. Taking pity, he picks up the...

Paradise Intercepted: Defending Hawaii from North Korea

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

“Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii . . . this is not a drill.” Now that we know what it feels like for Hawaii to be under ballistic missile attack, perhaps it’s a good time to ask how...

Give Peace, and Sanctions, a Chance

by Gordon Chang

“Talk today.” That’s the substance of recent advice Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has been giving to President Donald Trump about North Korea. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John...

The Steele Dossier: Let Transparency Trump Politics

by Steven L. Hall

President Donald Trump, concerned that investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections cast doubt over his legitimacy, has consistently dismissed and denigrated such probes. The...

Russia Aims to 'Demoralize and Confuse Us'

by Michael Morell and Sam Vinograd

Much has been written about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election – the theft and selective leaking of information, the attempt to tamper with state voting systems, and the weaponization of...

Locked Doors, Open Windows: Failures in Guarding Private Sector Information

by Deborah Lee James

Not a day goes by that Americans don’t wake to the news of a new cyber intrusion affecting private sector or government networks, whether major cyber hacks at Target or Equifax, sloppy data...

American Democracy’s “Third World” Mutation

by Steven L. Hall

During my career as an operations officer in the CIA’s Clandestine Service, I was fortunate to have served in a number of out-of-the-way places. Where I lived and worked—the Balkans, Latin...