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....

Heed the Three Wise Men of National Security

by Walter Pincus

“Our foreign policy is a complete and total disaster. No vision. No purpose. No direction. No strategy.” Then-presidential-candidate Donald Trump said that in his first foreign policy speech in...

Stopping the Next Cyber Conflict

by Dmitri Alperovitch

The range of ferocious offensive cyber attacks by revisionist and rogue powers in recent years makes clear that the U.S. and its allies are fully enmeshed in the third generation of cyber...

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...

Don't Let China Start Calling the Shots in Pakistan

by Tim Willasey-Wilsey

The vast size of the proposed China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has players on all sides struggling to calculate the pros and cons for their own interests. From the benefit of creating new...

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...

Is Team Trump Tilting at Windmills in Syria?

by Walter Pincus

Does the Trump administration have a viable strategy for Syria — and the tools and capability to carry it out? Secretary of State Rex Tillerson tried to articulate his interpretation of the...

Spy, Robot: China and U.S. Locked in AI Arms Race

by Bob Griffin

When we think of arms races, we are naturally drawn to the physical: missiles, satellites, fighter jets, submarines and aircraft carriers. While those assets are important for conventional warfare,...

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...