Sloppiness in Handling Highly Classified Information is Widespread

by John Sipher

FBI Director James Comey’s 5 July statement on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server was exactly what we would expect from a professional investigative service.  He...

Why the U.S. Should Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

by Bonnie S. Glaser

Although the United States participated in the negotiations that culminated in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which came into force in 1994, it has not yet ratified the...

Some National Security Lessons from the Past

by Walter Pincus

At a June 23 National Security Council meeting, according to notes once marked EYES ONLY, Top Secret, “The President said if he knew any way to abolish atomic weapons which would ensure the...

Ungoverned Space: A National Security Challenge

by Frank Archibald

Whoever the American people elect to be our next president in November, she or he will inherit numerous problems, including terrorism, the hollowing out of nation states by narcotics traffickers, and...

Russia and Europe's Interdependence

by Michael Sulick

Tensions between Russia and NATO have escalated to near Cold War levels since Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Crimea and ongoing support of separatists in the Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies have...

Integrated Intelligence Key To Combatting Dynamic Threats

by James Clapper

The NATO Alliance faces an increasingly complex, diffuse threat environment.  Consequently, we are always striving toward more integrated intelligence to stay a step ahead.  NATO is positioned to...

NATO and Cyberwar Strategy: Proceed with Caution

by Todd Rosenblum

NATO has much to discuss at its annual summit in Warsaw on July 8 – 9.  From the implications of the UK’s decision to exit the EU, to aggressive Russian actions in the Baltics, to the war with...

ISIL: You just can’t take them out and it’s over

by Walter Pincus

The United States is involved in a “global, and long-term effort to defeat ISIL (the Islamic State), and ensure that other violent extremist groups, such as Jabhat al Nusra, al Qaeda’s...

Risking All in the Defense of Liberty

by Jeanine Hayden

Thinking about the Fourth of July, Independence Day, always takes me back to my school days when I studied the Revolutionary war and learned about the kind of men and women that it took to win our...

Maybe It is About Guns (At Least Partly)

by General Michael Hayden

After Orlando (and now Istanbul on top of San Bernardino and Paris and Brussels), will we ever feel safe again?  Why can’t our governments protect us from these senseless atrocities?  These...