Are our Assumptions about North Korea Right?

by Michael Morell

There is an important emerging gap in thought over whether North Korea is several years away from having the ability to threaten the continental United States with a nuclear-armed missile, which many...

Trump Just Can’t Say or Do Anything that Comes to His Mind

by Walter Pincus

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at age 33, is continuing his father’s and grandfather’s pattern of wild threats and bluster to cloak development of nuclear warheads and missile delivery systems...

State of Play Review: Alex Berenson’s The Prisoner

by John Sipher

In Alex Berenson’s new thriller, The Prisoner, his hero John Wells goes undercover in a European prison to smoke out a CIA mole who is providing deadly secrets to ISIS. This is Berenson’s...

100 Days of Trump Foreign Policy: Chaos to Moderation

by Ambassador James Jeffrey

The apparent shift by the Trump Administration towards more traditional foreign policy has been welcomed by many inside, and more outside, of the U.S., as the global security system depends on a...

Flournoy to Trump Team: Keep Your Eye on the Ball

by Michele Flournoy

When President Barack Obama nominated Michele Flournoy to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, she became the highest-ranking woman in the Pentagon’s history.  She was rumored to be Hillary...

The Terrorist Threat to Aviation: Back Again

by Bruce Hoffman

In March, the Trump Administration imposed a new set of restrictions targeting carry-on luggage arriving on planes from several Muslim-majority countries after intelligence reports indicated that...

Confusion + Confrontation = Trump Foreign Policy

by Walter Pincus

President Donald Trump may be the only world leader impressed with the impact of the recent United States use of Tomahawk missiles in Syria and later the giant, GBU-43/B MOAB bomb in...

Despite Promising Signs, China's North Korea Policy Unchanged

by Derek Grossman

Official statements and public discussions on China’s willingness to punish or otherwise influence North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a direction favorable to U.S. interests have been markedly...

There’s More to Life than Zero-Days

by Adam Vincent

A zero-day, meaning a tool used to exploit a newly discovered computer vulnerability, alone does not make an attack. It is but one element of many in an attack, chain and there’s much more we...

Camouflaged Aggression: A Strategic Shift in Russia’s Cyber Activity

by Sarah Geary

Russian cyber operations are widely discussed and reported on today. Conversations frequently range from how the Russian government hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to the utilization...