Defusing Leakers Means Knowing What Makes Them Tick

by Bill Evanina

Tackling insider threat — everything from leaking classified information to potential workplace violence — is a key part of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center’s mandate....

Capitol Hill Budget Brawls Stretch Navy Resources Thin

by Walter Pincus

“If we do a continuing resolution, we are not only not rebuilding our military, we are harming our military,” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told his Senate colleagues last Thursday. Ignoring the...

Afghanistan: The Kentucky Derby of Spying

by Kevin Hulbert

An old boss of mine at the CIA used to talk to young officers who were deploying to Afghanistan or Pakistan, and in his preamble to discussing the myriad of challenges and interests in the region, he...

Path Not Preordained: A Profile of China’s Xi Jinping

by Kenneth Dekleva

In 2000, Xi Jinping, the then relatively unknown (outside of China) Governor of Fujian, gave a rare interview to a Chinese newspaper. In this interview, Xi spoke of his philosophy of good governance,...

Remember Cyber Risks When Rehashing NAFTA

by Ari Schwartz

With round one of renegotiations behind us, and round two scheduled to begin on September 1 in Mexico City, despite efforts to move quickly, there is still a pretty long road ahead for the next...

Leave Military Decisions to Those Who Actually Served

by Walter Pincus

In miniature, President Trump’s impetuous attempt to ban transgender individuals from military service illustrates why he is not qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of America’s armed...

The Opioid Crisis Becomes a National Security Threat

by Michael J. Morell

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to officially declare the American opioid epidemic a public health emergency Thursday, as part of an effort to combat a crisis that is killing an estimated 142...

Putin's Long War against Russian Democracy

by Daniel Hoffman

Russians are fond of saying “men’she znayesh, dol’she zhivyosh,” translated as, “the less you know the longer you live.” President Vladimir Putin’s formative experience serving as a KGB...

Harvey Tests Post-Katrina Military Response Reforms

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

Not since Katrina has the United States been struck by a hurricane as devastating as Harvey. Both inflicted unprecedented damage from floods and wind. Harvey and Katrina differ, however, in a crucial...

U.S. Aid after ISIS Collapse Can Undermine Iran in Baghdad

by Frank Archibald

The liberation of Mosul by the Iraqi military presents the Trump Administration with an opportunity to both stabilize the region by continued successful counterterrorism and to challenge Iran. As the...