The National Security Winners and Losers from Singapore Summit

by Todd Rosenblum

  China, North Korea and the U.S.-South Korea security alliance are the big winners from the short, joint declaration out of Singapore this week.  The United States made important symbolic (and...

The Future of the Gulf Cooperation Council

by Dr. Yoel Guzansky

(Ed note:  The Gulf Cooperation Council has been under significant strain for the past year, namely because of an ongoing rift between Qatar and its neighbors, seemingly nudging Qatar closer to...

The President's Summit Adventure Through an Intelligence Lens

by David Priess

OPINION: The eyes of an intelligence officer are trained to look for what a person’s behavior uncovers about his or her motivations and aspirations, which can then help predict future...

The U.S. Intelligence Mission Targeting North Korea

by Daniel Hoffman

Shortly after he was sworn in as Director CIA in January of 2017, now-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made some bold moves that put renewed focus on the North Korea threat. First, he oversaw the...

North Korea's Path to Denuclearization

by Joe Detrani

The June 12th summit with North Korea will be an important beginning of a process that eventually results in the Complete, Verifiable and Irreversible Dismantlement (CVID) of North Korea’s nuclear...

N. Korea, the U.S. and the Strange Path to Singapore

by Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

  One wonders what the alien creature Griffin, portrayed by Michael Stuhlbarg in Men in Black III, and capable of seeing all possible futures, would see in the range of outcomes for the upcoming...

Virtualized Networking: A Case for CIOs

by Jill Singer

The massive data breach that occurred at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in 2015 was attributed, in part, to aging technology systems. In fact, legacy technology pervades federal...

Why Cyber Norms are Dumb and Serve Russian Interests

by James Van de Velde

  During the Cold War era, there was an adage that arms controllers hated but proved prophetic, “When relations are bad, you don’t want arms control; when relations are good, you don’t...

The Russia Threat is More Comprehensive than you Think

by Michael Sulmeyer

Russia. We hear and read about it every day in the mainstream media, but the news seems almost exclusively focused on the various investigations of Russian meddling and the politics surrounding them....

Why Talks with the Turks Matter More Than Ever

by James Jeffrey

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Washington for talks with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.  On the Agenda are a number of important strategic issues among the NATO allies,...