The Structure and Psychology of Drug Cartels

by Mike Vigil

One of the most prominent and visible characteristics of a transnational drug trafficking organization is the existence of a highly formal hierarchy that is distinguished by clearly defined levels of...

Trump vs. the GOP on Foreign Policy

by Walter Pincus

How will Republicans paper over the sharp foreign policy differences between Donald Trump and the party’s congressional leadership? That problem was vividly illustrated when one compared the report...

An Act of Terror, An Act of Hate: Figuring Out What Happened in Orlando

by Elaine Lammert

At least 50 people were killed and 53 more were injured in an attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida this weekend, officials said, in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The suspect,...

Futurist Marc Goodman on National Security Solutions for “Future Crimes”

by Mackenzie Weinger

Is it time to take a page out of the terrorist handbook when it comes to cybersecurity? Absolutely, cybercrime expert and futurist Marc Goodman says — and the government, military, and intelligence...

Saudi Arabia: The Most Stable Country in the Mideast

by Thomas Lippman

The sixteen months since Salman bin Abdul Aziz became king of Saudi Arabia have been stressful times as the Kingdom has faced economic and strategic challenges as well as strains in its critical...

Networked Medical Devices at Risk

by Kurt Roemer

Networked medical devices are becoming steadily more common, and they are making things easier for both patients and healthcare providers. However, there is an accompanying risk of attack from...

How Clinton and Trump Differ on National Security

by Walter Pincus

The Defense Department under a President Hillary Clinton will for the most part continue in the direction it’s been going under President Barack Obama. Don’t be surprised to see Defense...

The China Challenge

by Joseph DeTrani

Good relations with China are necessary and achievable.  Since President Richard Nixon’s historic meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong in 1972, the U.S. – China relationship has developed into a...

Review: Eye in the Sky

by Luke Penn-Hall

A group of terrorists leave their car to enter the home where they will plan their next attack, observed only by a hummingbird perched on a nearby telephone pole. As the scene pans to the front of...

Counterintelligence for U.S. Companies Operating Abroad

by Sarah Morningstar

In January, the CEO of American Superconductor publicly detailed how traditional economic espionage methods carried out by a small Chinese firm resulted in over a billion dollars in loss to his...