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...

Wanted: Robust Intelligence and Diplomatic Reporting

by James Bruno

  Son Sen was the Khmer Rouge’s Heinrich Himmler, in charge of carrying out Cambodia’s own holocaust that killed up to two million in the 1970s. As U.S. representative at UN-led...

Cyber Deterrence Cannot Be One Size Fits All

by James N. Miller

The fallout of major cyber attacks and espionage campaigns increasingly shapes interactions between nations. The vulnerability of the United States to such digital intrusions will only grow as the...

The (Soft) Power to Transform Fragile States

by Larry Sampler

Challenges facing those who work in the developing world are complex, profound, varied, and sometimes existential. They range from assuring the health and security of our staff in settings where...

Nations, Even Adversaries, Must Work Out Cyber Issues – Carefully

by Michael Daniel

How should nations collaborate in cyberspace? Can a nation like the U.S. and one like Russia bridge their views on data collection? What’s the future of artificial intelligence? The Cipher...

Can Terrorists Beat the U.S. Laptop Ban, Screening Technologies?

by Robert J. Bunker

Late last month, the Department of Homeland Security initiated new security measures for all international commercial flights bound to the United States, a move that could potentially lead to either...

Can the U.S. Navy Maintain an “Around the World” Presence?

by Ray Mabus

Ray Mabus, who was navy secretary during both Obama Administrations and held that post longer than anyone since World War I, discussed innovation in the Navy – such as the use of green technologies...

The Battle of Midway Still Teaches the Value of Intelligence, Decisive Action

by RADM (Ret.) Paul Becker

June 4 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, the greatest naval battle in American history and the turning point of World War II in the Pacific. At Midway, a larger Japanese fleet was...

Despite Promising Signs, China's North Korea Policy Unchanged

by Derek Grossman

Official statements and public discussions on China’s willingness to punish or otherwise influence North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in a direction favorable to U.S. interests have been markedly...