What’s Wrong (and Right) with the CIA?

by Michael Morell

A Candid Conversation with former Acting Director Michael Morell Michael Morell, the former Deputy Director and twice Acting Director of CIA and the author of the New York Times best selling book...

Review: The President’s Book of Secrets

by Rodney Faraon

The Central Intelligence Agency has many missions, of which keeping the President – America’s top national security decision maker – well informed is one, if not the, most important. Thus,...

How One Bad Apple Case Could Hurt

by Chris Finan

The court order demanding Apple create an encryption-breaking tool was never about a single iPhone.  A disclosure in a federal court yesterday revealed that the Justice Department has made at least...

The Cyber Campaigns

by Chris Drake

Cybersecurity legislation was a major component of President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address, soon followed by the introduction and approval of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing...

Arms Race Redux?

by Walter Pincus

At a time when the world’s attention is focused on terrorist bombings and beheadings, as well as the fighting in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, little notice is being paid to a mini-revival of the...

A Matter of Time

by Carmen Medina

I remember reading many years ago a critic describe the passage of time as one of the cheapest of dramatic devices—an easy way to advance the plot in a drama or novel. Rather than actually tackle...

Alex Berenson and The Wolves

by Suzanne Kelly

I’m a firm believer that in order to be able to imagine what’s coming, you have to be able to understand what’s possible.  That’s probably the reason why multiple government agencies charged...

Can Merkel Survive?

by Teri Schultz

For seven of the last eight years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women.  Last year, she was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and TIME...

What Business Can Learn from the NFL

by Jeremy King

With the Super Bowl just completed, corporate America might take this as a good time to step back and reevaluate how strong its offensive and defensive capabilities really are. With the economy...

Trump and The Wizard of Oz

by Walter Pincus

In this GOP presidential nomination campaign, when the issue is national security, Donald Trump reminds me of the Wizard of Oz. I thought of that movie after watching Trump’s appearance last...