Iran and Hezbollah Remain Hyperactive in Latin America

by Matthew Levitt

As the summer Olympics continue in Rio, Brazilian and international security forces are poised to stymie any terrorist plot that might threaten the games. According to Matt Levitt, former Treasury...

The Missed Opportunity to Counter the Terrorism Message

by Daniel Milton

In the middle of the night on May 17th, 2015, United States military forces entered Syria to capture Abu Sayyaf, a key Islamic State leader involved in the group’s financial and hostage-taking...

Terrorists in our backyard: the Hezbollah threat in Latin America

by Emanuele Ottolenghi

In Latin America, the combination of weak governments, porous borders, widespread corruption, and the lack of adequate legislative tools to combat terror finance creates an ideal environment for...

The Importance of Engaging with Pakistan

by Congressman Will Hurd

I served as an undercover officer in the CIA in South Asia’s three largest countries: India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. While in Pakistan, I had the opportunity to drive along the road leading to...

Why the U.S. Should Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

by Bonnie S. Glaser

Although the United States participated in the negotiations that culminated in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which came into force in 1994, it has not yet ratified the...

Integrated Intelligence Key To Combatting Dynamic Threats

by James Clapper

The NATO Alliance faces an increasingly complex, diffuse threat environment.  Consequently, we are always striving toward more integrated intelligence to stay a step ahead.  NATO is positioned to...

At the Gates of Fallujah

by Ambassador Ryan Crocker

An assortment of Iraqi forces will drive Islamic State from Fallujah. Then the real trouble will start. In addition to army and police, a number of extremist Shia militias are on the scene. They are...

Saudi Arabia: The Most Stable Country in the Mideast

by Thomas Lippman

The sixteen months since Salman bin Abdul Aziz became king of Saudi Arabia have been stressful times as the Kingdom has faced economic and strategic challenges as well as strains in its critical...

Cocaine and Latin America: Stubborn Persistence

by Adam Isacson

In 1991, a gram of cocaine sold on U.S. streets for about $225. In 2012, after adjusting for inflation, it sold for $186. Cocaine supply is satisfying demand as well as ever, despite tens of...

New Developments in Organized Crime in Peru

by Dr. R. Evan Ellis

From May 8 through May 13, I had the opportunity to participate in the international Special Operations Forces exercise “Fuerzas Comando” in Lima, Peru.  The event occurred at a pivotal moment,...