What Does Xi Jinping Want from Mar-a-Lago?

by Gordon Chang

“The president needs to look strong and decisive, and China is a convenient whipping boy,” Quartz White House correspondent Heather Timmons wrote Friday. Is President Donald Trump, to save a...

Climate Insecurity and the Changing Balance of Power

by Carmen Medina

Since at least the 1979 Iranian revolution, intelligence and national security analysts have been working hard to identify the causal factors that lead to political instability. Working hard and yet...

Trump Administration Emulating Putin’s ‘Active Measures’ Domestically

by Walter Pincus

President Donald Trump and his White House team are using some of the same “active measures” to manipulate the American people today that Russian President Vladimir Putin employed trying to...

Trump’s State Department: Everyone Take a Deep Breath

by Ambassador James Jeffrey

Even by the standards of the Trump Administration’s generally rocky start, the State Department has fared badly in media reporting and insider commentary. Council on Foreign Relations President...

IC Integration: Stronger Together

by Leslie Ireland

The diversity and scope of national security challenges facing the U.S. continues to grow, asking ever more of an Intelligence Community (IC) that must stretch its resources to meet these demands....

The Media and Global Leaders Still Missing the Mark on Trump

by Rafael D. Frankel

The elites still don’t get it. Brexit, Trump, surging right-wing nationalism on both sides of the Atlantic; and yet time after time, the media and global leaders who helped steer the U.S. and...

Everyone Wants to do Business with the Trump Family

by Walter Pincus

President Donald Trump and his family’s myriad financial activities are unique for a White House occupant. Prior to becoming Defense Secretary, James Mattis on January 5 signed an ethics agreement...

To the Government and Silicon Valley: Grow Up and Get Along

by Ronald Marks

My late mother served as a sergeant in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. She was nearly killed in 1944 by a “buzz bomb” – think German UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) – that...

Next Steps for U.S. Cyber Command after Split with NSA

by Major General Jim Keffer

We all know it’s coming, and soon. There is significant momentum for elevating U.S. Cyber Command to a full combatant command. We should expect that soon. Bifurcating Cyber Command’s and the...

Nunes “Undermines Himself” with Surveillance Claims

by Michael Morell

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Wednesday said he had seen intelligence reports showing that communications of President Donald Trump’s transition team had been picked up...