The U.S. Intelligence Mission Targeting North Korea

by Daniel Hoffman

Shortly after he was sworn in as Director CIA in January of 2017, now-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made some bold moves that put renewed focus on the North Korea threat. First, he oversaw the...

North Korea's Path to Denuclearization

by Joe Detrani

The June 12th summit with North Korea will be an important beginning of a process that eventually results in the Complete, Verifiable and Irreversible Dismantlement (CVID) of North Korea’s nuclear...

N. Korea, the U.S. and the Strange Path to Singapore

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

  One wonders what the alien creature Griffin, portrayed by Michael Stuhlbarg in Men in Black III, and capable of seeing all possible futures, would see in the range of outcomes for the upcoming...

Virtualized Networking: A Case for CIOs

by Jill Singer

The massive data breach that occurred at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in 2015 was attributed, in part, to aging technology systems. In fact, legacy technology pervades federal...

Why Cyber Norms are Dumb and Serve Russian Interests

by James Van de Velde

  During the Cold War era, there was an adage that arms controllers hated but proved prophetic, “When relations are bad, you don’t want arms control; when relations are good, you don’t...

The Russia Threat is More Comprehensive than you Think

by Michael Sulmeyer

Russia. We hear and read about it every day in the mainstream media, but the news seems almost exclusively focused on the various investigations of Russian meddling and the politics surrounding them....

Why Talks with the Turks Matter More Than Ever

by James Jeffrey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Washington for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  On the Agenda are a number of important strategic issues among the NATO allies,...

Why Protecting Sources and Methods Really Matters

by Josh Mayers

In my thirty-four years in law enforcement, I met with many confidential human sources working against terrorism, counter intelligence and violent crime targets.  I met them in inner city...

In Defense of the CIA's Moral Compass

by Steven A. Cash

In a recent op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, titled ‘At the CIA, Immorality Is Part of the Job’, a retired lawyer and former commissioner for Major League Baseball, Mr. Fay Vincent,...

North Korea May Be Back on Track, but Are They Ready to Make a Deal?

by Walter Pincus

The Trump administration has yet to make public its objectives for a North Korea denuclearization agreement, but Secretary of State Mike Pompeo indicated what it should contain during questioning by...