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...

Bahrain's Human Rights Record

by Brian Dooley

This week Bahrain’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU)—one of the showcase pieces of reform the regime presents as evidence of progress on human rights—announced that it had received 17...

Affecting the Powers of the Next Commander-in-Chief

by Walter Pincus

While the public and the press seem totally focused on the presidential election six months from now, members of Congress are preparing to vote in coming weeks on legislation that that will affect...

Special Operations Forces: A Primary Tool

by Michael Vickers

Today, the role of U.S. Special Forces (SOF) in the fight against terror has never been more important. Mike Vickers, former Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, explains that “U.S. SOF...

Russia and NATO Behavior Today Resembles Path to War in the 1930s

by David Fuhrmann

It has been said history does not repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes. Today in Europe there are rhymes that resonate with the rise of a revisionist Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Although a...