Confronting Iran Doesn’t Have to Mean Scrapping Nuclear Deal

by Norman T. Roule

President Donald Trump’s non-certification of Iranian compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal has shaken the diplomatic firmament, infuriated the deal’s...

Venezuelan ‘Government in Exile' Sets Up Shop in D.C.

by Vanessa Neumann

Today, Friday the 13th, the Organization of American States puts its stamp of approval on Venezuela’s embattled political opposition when it swears in Venezuelan Supreme Court judges,...

How Deterrence Fundamentals Function in Cyberspace

by James Van de Velde

Deterrence is based on the elements of denial (denying an adversary’s attempt to attack our interests) and punishment (inflicting unacceptable costs to the attacker in reply for having conducted...

Staying with Iran Nuclear Deal is Trump’s ‘Only Real Option’

by Ambassador Gary Grappo

Donald Trump’s address to assembled world leaders at the United Nations last week raised new doubts about his willingness to renew waivers for Iran and continue with the Iran nuclear accord, known...

Cyber Warriors and Cyber Spies Struggle to Strike Balance

by Ned Carmody

On May 2, 2011 the agonizing, decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden finally ended. The raid by U.S. Navy seals on the walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was the culmination of years of...

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....

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...

Expelling Digital Demons from U.S. Sensitive Supply Chains

by Michael Hsieh

If the U.S. Department of Defense were an economy unto itself, it would be the 20th largest in the world. Like any other advanced modern economy, it is deeply integrated with the entire globe, its...

Gambling with Catastrophe on the Korean Peninsula

by Mike Chinoy

If there has been one common refrain from the Trump administration, it is that President Barack Obama’s policy of “strategic patience” towards North Korea was not effective in deterring...