Saudi Arabia: The Most Stable Country in the Mideast

by Thomas Lippman

The sixteen months since Salman bin Abdul Aziz became king of Saudi Arabia have been stressful times as the Kingdom has faced economic and strategic challenges as well as strains in its critical...

Networked Medical Devices at Risk

by Kurt Roemer

Networked medical devices are becoming steadily more common, and they are making things easier for both patients and healthcare providers. However, there is an accompanying risk of attack from...

How Clinton and Trump Differ on National Security

by Walter Pincus

The Defense Department under a President Hillary Clinton will for the most part continue in the direction it’s been going under President Barack Obama. Don’t be surprised to see Defense...

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...