Brexit and British National Security

by Nick Fishwick

The UK will vote on 23 June to determine whether it remains in or leaves the European Union. Political discourse in Britain is dominated by the subject. What would a vote to leave mean for British...

The Taliban's Persistent Threat

by Ambassador James Dobbins

Last week the Taliban announced the opening of its annual spring offensive. The year ahead is going to be a difficult one for the Afghan government and the small cadre of American and NATO troops...

Cyber Threats: Only Getting Worse

by Michael Morell

It seems like the cyber domain has recently been awash in controversy. From major hacks that compromise the information of millions of people, to bitter legal disputes between tech giants and law...

What the Candidates Aren't Talking About

by Walter Pincus

Too bad the Republican and Democratic Presidential candidates weren’t present to hear former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies last...

The Wages of Treason, Irresolution and Ingratitude

by Mark Kelton

Amid ongoing debate over encrypted communications, hinging, as it does, on striking a balance between the need to defend America and the need to ensure that in so doing we do not undermine the...

Women and Jihad

by Katharine Gorka

When Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook killed 14 people at a holiday office party in San Bernardino, California, the detail that stood out the most is that the perpetrators were a man and a woman, and...

Nawaz Sharif: A Force to be Reckoned with in Pakistan

by Shamila N. Chaudhary

Nawaz Sharif was elected Prime Minister of Pakistan for the third time in March 2013. The euphoria of the elections brought to light Sharif’s pro-business, India-friendly, and economic...

Cubans Don’t Want to be Poor Anymore

by Stewart Alsop

I am not an expert in anything that has to do with Cuba. I don’t speak Spanish. I visited the country for the first time in March to go fishing, not to research Cuban society. I only spent four...

A Daring Step for the Secretary of Defense

by Walter Pincus

“In today’s complex world, we need someone in uniform who can look across the services in combatant commands and make objective recommendations to the [Defense] Department’s civilian...

Free Speech, But: The Public Writings of Former Intelligence Officials

by Michael Morell

In recent years, it’s been increasingly common for former CIA operations officers to write books and Op-Eds.   In an Op-Ed for Fox Business online last week, Bryan Dean Wright called out...