Give Peace, and Sanctions, a Chance

by Gordon Chang

“Talk today.” That’s the substance of recent advice Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has been giving to President Donald Trump about North Korea. Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John...

The Steele Dossier: Let Transparency Trump Politics

by Steven L. Hall

President Donald Trump, concerned that investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections cast doubt over his legitimacy, has consistently dismissed and denigrated such probes. The...

Russia Aims to 'Demoralize and Confuse Us'

by Michael Morell and Sam Vinograd

Much has been written about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election – the theft and selective leaking of information, the attempt to tamper with state voting systems, and the weaponization of...

Locked Doors, Open Windows: Failures in Guarding Private Sector Information

by Deborah Lee James

Not a day goes by that Americans don’t wake to the news of a new cyber intrusion affecting private sector or government networks, whether major cyber hacks at Target or Equifax, sloppy data...

American Democracy’s “Third World” Mutation

by Steven L. Hall

During my career as an operations officer in the CIA’s Clandestine Service, I was fortunate to have served in a number of out-of-the-way places. Where I lived and worked—the Balkans, Latin...

Russian Active Measures and the 2016 Election Hack

by John Sipher

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Funny, that. The Soviet and Russian intelligence services have been doing exactly the same...

The Bitcoin Experiment

by Robert Hannigan

The launch of Bitcoin futures trading is a good moment to consider the cyber and wider security issues raised by this and other cryptography-based currencies. It is worth making the distinction...

The Iran Conundrum: Serious Containment Versus Stability

by Ambassador James Jeffrey

President Donald Trump put Iran on notice in October, declaring that the U.S. would counter the regime’s “destabilizing activity.” Iran isn’t listening. Instead, Iran is making gains...

Getting the Best Out of Moscow

by Daniel Hoffman

Russia’s annexation of Crimea, intervention in eastern Ukraine, and meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election have escalated distrust and rancor between the U.S. and Russia to levels...

Being 'Future Smart' Means Thinking Years – Or Decades – Ahead

by Daniel Hoffman and James Canton

The U.S. arguably is facing more complex and serious threats to our national security than at any time in our history. Intelligence is critical to understanding these threats and presenting...