The Nuclear Weapons Club Could Get Bigger

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — One result from the Hanoi Summit: North Korea continues to be a member of the elite nuclear weapons club, and probably will remain so for years to come. National Security Advisor John...

In Hanoi, the Devil is in the Details

by Walter Pincus

National Security Columnist Walter Pincus takes a look at the devil that is bound to be in the details in Hanoi in this week’s Fine Print. This is Cipher Brief Level I Member Only content. It...

President Trump's Real Emergency

by Walter Pincus

In his opinion column, Fine Print, Walter Pincus takes a look at the President’s national emergency at the U.S. border and whether there are other emergency issues highlighted by the executive...

The Serious Trust Deficit Between Washington and Pyongyang

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Two senior U.S. military commanders in the Indo-Pacific area this week questioned whether North Korea would ever denuclearize, just 12 days before the next scheduled summit in Hanoi...

The Trust But Verify Strategy with North Korea

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — The “tremendous progress” with North Korea that President Trump has repeatedly claimed does not approach the success that Kim Jong Un has achieved, based on the status of...

How to Support and Distance Yourself from the President's DoD Budget

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Fine Print — Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer last week joined the very public chorus of defense experts in questioning whether President Trump’s call for reducing fiscal...

Adam Schiff's Agenda

by Walter Pincus

“We have seen Deutsche Bank within the last couple years sanctioned in the hundreds of millions by the State of New York for laundering money, and Deutsche Bank was apparently the only bank willing...

Keep Calm and Report On: The Case Against Julian Assange

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials have treated WikiLeaks as a hostile, foreign intelligence service and Julian Assange, its director, as a potential target for criminal...

How to Not Screw Up a Democratic Majority

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — Democrats controlling the House next January should see an Armed Services Committee that supports some reduced defense spending in fiscal 2020, and an Intelligence Committee that...

The True Border Mission

by Walter Pincus

OPINION — President Trump’s pre-election-day deployment of U.S. Army units on the southwest border may turn out to be more of a dangerous, long-term precedent than a short-term, political...