LATEST Expert View COLUMNS
Our Network of Experts leverages extensive experience in government and business to explain key security issues around the globe.
A Matter of Time
by Carmen Medina
I remember reading many years ago a critic describe the passage of time as one of the cheapest of dramatic devices—an easy way to advance the plot in a drama or novel. Rather than actually tackle...
The Shifting Threat Landscape
by Michael Allen
From Russia’s reemergence as a top U.S. adversary to Iran’s reentry into the global market place, the 2016 national security landscape is fraught with challenges and opportunities guaranteed to...
On Worldwide Threats
by John McLaughlin
The Islamic State (ISIS) is the “preeminent global” threat and remains determined to execute direct attacks against the U.S. homeland, the top U.S. intelligence official told Senators at the...
The Tsar Knew
by Mark Kelton
“The important thing to know about an assassination,” Eric Ambler wrote in A Coffin for Dimitrios, “is not who fired the shot, but who paid for the bullet.” I was reminded of that line as I...
Making Progress on the “Going Dark” Debate
by Matthew Olsen
As the Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Matthew Olsen oversaw the integration and analysis of all intelligence related to terrorism. He recently co-authored a report for...