Don't be Fooled by New Casks for Putin's Old Snake Oil

by Mark Kelton

In the version of Aesop’s fable, “The Farmer and the Viper,” as recounted by Roman fabulist Gaius Julius Phaedrus, a farmer finds a viper freezing in the snow. Taking pity, he picks up the...

Paradise Intercepted: Defending Hawaii from North Korea

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

“Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii . . . this is not a drill.” Now that we know what it feels like for Hawaii to be under ballistic missile attack, perhaps it’s a good time to ask how...

Give Peace, and Sanctions, a Chance

by Gordon Chang

“Talk today.” That’s the substance of recent advice Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has been giving to President Donald Trump about North Korea. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John...

North Korea 'Bloody Nose' Could Turn into Torrent

by Walter Pincus

“We have to deal with North Korea as it is, not as we wish it to be.” Does President Trump understand those words? They were spoken less than two months ago by former Defense Secretary William...

Need to Know: Sidestepping False Profits in Blockchain

by Bob Gourley

The world is just beginning to experience the disruptions being generated by blockchain, the technology that underpins Bitcoin and that provides a new way to fight fraud and improve cybersecurity....

The Steele Dossier: Let Transparency Trump Politics

by Steven L. Hall

President Donald Trump, concerned that investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections cast doubt over his legitimacy, has consistently dismissed and denigrated such probes. The...

The 'Indo-Pacific': Redrawing the Map to Counter China

by RADM (Ret.) Paul Becker

President Donald Trump, national security advisor H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have begun using the term “Indo-Pacific” in recent months to refer to the region that extends...

Russia Aims to 'Demoralize and Confuse Us'

by Michael Morell and Sam Vinograd

Much has been written about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election – the theft and selective leaking of information, the attempt to tamper with state voting systems, and the weaponization of...

Don't Pass Surveillance Legislation in the Dark

by Sen. Ron Wyden

Politicians who support broad, unchecked government surveillance authorities are once again rushing to approve a sweeping program at the expense of Americans’ personal liberty and constitutional...

Trump Races Down 'Road to Authoritarianism'

by Walter Pincus

Don’t be diverted by gossip and bizarre tweets. The most important record of events shows that President Donald Trump and his allies are taking the U.S. federal government down a road toward...