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,...

Bahrain's Human Rights Record

by Brian Dooley

This week Bahrain’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU)—one of the showcase pieces of reform the regime presents as evidence of progress on human rights—announced that it had received 17...

Russia and NATO Behavior Today Resembles Path to War in the 1930s

by David Fuhrmann

It has been said history does not repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes. Today in Europe there are rhymes that resonate with the rise of a revisionist Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Although a...

Can South Korea “Overcome” Geography?

by Dr. Chung-Min Lee

Throughout its history, accommodating and at times contesting the push and pull of its much more powerful neighbors have defined Korea’s weltanschauung and attendant policies. This is hardly...

Let's Talk About National Service

by Morgan Ortagus

It is not sexy to talk about bipartisan agreement these days, but we want to share a secret.  We have found an issue both parties can agree on: national service.  Let’s have a real conversation...

New Approach Needed to Alter Iran’s Missile Program

by Steven Ward

Constraining Iran’s missile program is a worthwhile objective, but the muddled U.S. approach of sanctions and name-calling appears less likely to contain than to promote it. In the face of recent...