Deterring Moscow’s Cyber Threat

by Walter Pincus

Let’s agree on one thing, when it comes to Russia’s recent interference with the U.S. presidential election, no one yet has found a way to deter President Vladimir Putin from doing it again –...

Time for Congress to Invoke Tougher Sanctions on Russia

by Walter Pincus

Will Congress reassert itself by passing new economic sanctions against Russia for using hacked emails to disrupt the U.S. presidential election if President-elect Donald Trump objects? Last Friday,...

Sanctions Against Russia: Relief or Expansion Under Trump?

by Walter Pincus

Sometime in the next 30 days, President Barack Obama should add to the economic sanctions now applied to Russia as a response to Moscow’s hacking and other cyber operations that attempted to...

Countering Russian Aggression in the Trump Era

by Walter Pincus

A Congressional inquiry next year into Russian involvement in the U.S. presidential election will be only one of several Legislative Branch initiatives that may interrupt President-elect Donald...

Questions Congress Should Ask the Defense Secretary Nominee

by Walter Pincus

President-elect Donald Trump has called his chosen Defense Secretary, retired Marine General James Mattis “the real deal,” but after January 20, will President Trump, an amateur when it comes to...

A Challenging Four Years for the Media

by Walter Pincus

Don’t be fooled that there is a new Donald Trump now that he is president-elect. As I have written before, this Trump presidency is going to test our democratic institutions, not just Congress and...

Oversight Needed on Trump's Global War Against Islamic Terror

by Walter Pincus

Prepare yourselves for a stepped-up, worldwide war against Islamic radical terrorists directed from the White House by President-elect Donald Trump and his closest aides, who claim this to be a 21st...

The Test Facing Congress and the Incoming Trump Administration

by Walter Pincus

“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be...

American Democracy in Trouble

by Walter Pincus

No matter who wins today’s election, the American democratic system is in trouble. Should Donald Trump win, the country would have a president who has threatened to use his powers against those who...

Keep Ash Carter at Defense

by Walter Pincus

Hillary Clinton should keep Ash Carter as Defense Secretary if, as expected, she wins the presidency next week. With American troops fighting in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, major Carter initiatives...