Intelligence Briefings for the Presidential Nominees

by Michael Morell

Once the Democratic and Republican parties officially nominate their Presidential candidates at their political conventions this summer, the nominees will be offered intelligence briefings before the...

Forewarned is Forearmed

by Walter Pincus

Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence have shown their frustration with what they believe has been a failure of the Pentagon to keep Congressional intelligence committees...

How the CIA Remembers its Fallen Heroes

by John McLaughlin

There’s one group you almost certainly did not hear mentioned as the news media and others on Memorial Day lauded, honored, and remembered our richly deserving military heroes – those who gave...

Cocaine and Latin America: Stubborn Persistence

by Adam Isacson

In 1991, a gram of cocaine sold on U.S. streets for about $225. In 2012, after adjusting for inflation, it sold for $186. Cocaine supply is satisfying demand as well as ever, despite tens of...

For Director of New Cyber Center, Personal Leadership is the Ultimate Hack

by David Rubin

Tonya Ugoretz, the President’s appointee to head the newly created Cyber Threat and Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC), would not be faulted for wondering, “What have I done to deserve...

Uniformly Qualified for High Office

by Sean O'Keefe

In this, the oddest of election years in recent memory, there have been no shortage of improbable suggestions for safely traversing the electoral minefield.  One idea recently...

What Trump Doesn’t Know About Nuclear Weapons

by Walter Pincus

If there is one thing that Donald Trump knows little or nothing about, it is nuclear weapons, although as he told The Washington Post editorial board on March 21, “The biggest risk for this world...

Cyber Indictments - The Legal Deterrence Strategy?

by Rhea Siers

On May 10, 2016, Peter Romar, a hacker associated with the Syrian Electronic Army, appeared in a U.S. courtroom after his extradition from Germany to face charges of conspiracy and a host of computer...

New Developments in Organized Crime in Peru

by Dr. R. Evan Ellis

From May 8 through May 13, I had the opportunity to participate in the international Special Operations Forces exercise “Fuerzas Comando” in Lima, Peru.  The event occurred at a pivotal moment,...

How Nicknames Have Defined South Korea’s Park Geun-hye

by Soo Kim

What’s in a nickname? A term of endearment? A backhanded compliment laden with criticism of one’s flaws? In South Korea, a politician’s nickname – given affectionately and sometimes not so...