The China Challenge

by Joseph DeTrani

Good relations with China are necessary and achievable.  Since President Richard Nixon’s historic meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong in 1972, the U.S. – China relationship has developed into a...

Review: Eye in the Sky

by Luke Penn-Hall

A group of terrorists leave their car to enter the home where they will plan their next attack, observed only by a hummingbird perched on a nearby telephone pole. As the scene pans to the front of...

Counterintelligence for U.S. Companies Operating Abroad

by Sarah Morningstar

In January, the CEO of American Superconductor publicly detailed how traditional economic espionage methods carried out by a small Chinese firm resulted in over a billion dollars in loss to his...

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...