Kushner Stumbles on Bumps in the Road on Mideast Junket

by Walter Pincus

The whirlwind Middle East trip last week by Trump son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner and his team working to restart Israel-Palestinian talks highlighted the fallout from earlier policy...

U.S. Calculus in Afghanistan Must Factor in Taliban's Own Equations

by Michael J. Morell

Immediately following President Donald Trump’s speech on Afghanistan last Monday, the gears of the U.S. foreign policy machine began to turn, and experts analyzed what the President’s...

In Afghanistan, Keep Your Eye on the Exit

by Ambassador Richard Boucher

The President’s announcement of his strategy for Afghanistan opens a new era for the 16-year war, yet most of the rhetoric and strategy matches that of two previous administrations. He identified...

No Way to Convince Kim to Give Up Nukes

by Michael J. Morell

One of the key responsibilities of the Intelligence Community is to provide the president with the other guy’s perspective.  How does he/she see the world and the issues?  What is the person’s...

The Making of a Cyber Diplomat

by Michael Sulmeyer and Gabriella Roncone

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that the U.S. State Department is losing its top diplomat on issues relating to cybersecurity, Chris Painter. In addition, the rumors are that those...

No Direct Way to Denuke Pyongyang

by Walter Pincus

The United States and its allies need to focus first on freezing North Korea’s current nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs with a goal of deterring Kim Jong-un from expanding his...

Barcelona: Complex Attack Significantly More Dangerous if ISIS-Inspired

by General Michael Hayden

Spanish authorities said Friday the deadly attacks in Barcelona and a seaside town are linked and long-planned by a terrorist cell. While several people have been arrested in connection with the...

Intel Sharing Critical as Terror Strikes Another NATO Ally

by Lisa Monaco

As a close counterterrorism partner of Spain, the United States will be active in the ongoing investigation into the terrorist attack in Barcelona and any connected incidents. At least 13 people...

Donald Trump Can Learn from Teddy Roosevelt’s “America First”

by Ambassador Richard Boucher

In the early days of our republic, George Washington warned against “entangling alliances.” In 1821, after strenuous debate, John Quincy Adams decided not to speak in favor of Greek Independence...

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

by Michael Hsieh

If the U.S. Department of Defense were an economy unto itself, it would be the 20th largest in the world. Like any other advanced modern economy, it is deeply integrated with the entire globe, its...