John Kelly ‘Collateral Damage’ in Latest Trump Spat

by Walter Pincus

President Donald Trump has turned his own obviously failed condolence phone call last Tuesday to 24-year-old, Myeshia Johnson, widow of 25-year-old, Army Sgt. La David Johnson, into a political fight...

North Korea Crisis Presents Risk, But Also Opportunity for U.S. and China

by Graham Allison and Michael J. Morell

Most discussions about the North Korea nuclear threat focus on the risk of conflict between the U.S. and North Korea. Serious as that is, an even more important issue is what the crisis will mean for...

Companies Need to ‘Think Twice’ Before Retaliating Against Hackers

by Bob Gourley

Earlier this month, two members of the House of Representatives Tom Graves (R-GA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced a bill called Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, dubbed the “hack back”...

Ready for the Next Nightmare: The Art of Incident Response

by Daniel Hoffman

During multiple war zone tours of duty in the Middle East and South Asia, I learned firsthand how timely and effective incident response entails real time insight, color, and context for the analyst....

Iran Deal Still Works Despite Iran’s Aggression

by Michael J. Morell

Last week, President Donald Trump announced he would not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal and would terminate the agreement entirely if its “many serious flaws” were not...

Confronting Iran Doesn’t Have to Mean Scrapping Nuclear Deal

by Norman T. Roule

President Donald Trump’s non-certification of Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal has shaken the diplomatic firmament, infuriated the deal’s...

Corker Should Up Ante in Feud With Trump

by Walter Pincus

It’s time for Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to use his congressional panel rather than just his mouth or tweets, to confront President Donald...

Shaking Up the Top of Cyber Command

by Jason Healey

As I have previously written, U.S. Cyber Command has grown up, and its elevation to a unified combatant command will soon be complete. The focus can now switch to a far more critical issue: splitting...

Venezuelan ‘Government in Exile' Sets Up Shop in D.C.

by Vanessa Neumann

Today, Friday the 13th, the Organization of American States puts its stamp of approval on Venezuela’s embattled political opposition when it swears in Venezuelan Supreme Court judges,...

The Intelligence Community’s Lexicon of Risk

by Alex Bolling

“Hey Thorne. Don’t get caught, my wife likes it here.”  That was the Deputy Chief of Station’s regular advice to all case officers prior to their agent meetings. The message was clear:...