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...

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...