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...

Shadow IT & Cloud Access Controls

by Doug Cahill

The “consumerization of IT,” a term coined in the early 2000s with origins dating back to the introduction of the personal computer, continues to be manifested in corporate computing in a...

Apple vs. FBI: The Need for an Informed Debate on the Law

by Robert Eatinger

Apple, Inc., moved to vacate an order issued by a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to the All Writs Act that directed Apple to provide the FBI with reasonable technical assistance to enable...

The Face of Future Combat

by Walter Pincus

There will be a glimpse into the future of warfare – both offense and defense – on display tomorrow, May 11, in the Pentagon’s Center Courtyard. It’s Demo Day sponsored by the Defense...

The Human Dimension

by Carmen Medina

National security experts commit many sins. They write about concepts such as multipolarity and balance of power as if they are real things and treat nation states and societies as if they are...

Can South Korea “Overcome” Geography?

by Dr. Chung-Min Lee

Throughout its history, accommodating and at times contesting the push and pull of its much more powerful neighbors have defined Korea’s weltanschauung and attendant policies. This is hardly...

Let's Talk About National Service

by Morgan Ortagus

It is not sexy to talk about bipartisan agreement these days, but we want to share a secret.  We have found an issue both parties can agree on: national service.  Let’s have a real conversation...

New Approach Needed to Alter Iran’s Missile Program

by Steven Ward

Constraining Iran’s missile program is a worthwhile objective, but the muddled U.S. approach of sanctions and name-calling appears less likely to contain than to promote it. In the face of recent...

The Gap Between Myth and Reality

by Walter Pincus

In the self-created mythical world that Donald Trump has conjured up through his GOP presidential nomination campaign, the Islamic State terrorists will be gone “very, very, quickly” should he be...