The United States faces genuinely new global challenges—but tries to understand them using outmoded theories from a bygone era.
Nuclear intelligence isn’t just for government agencies anymore. A motley crew of outside watchdogs has found creative ways to deter proliferation.
As an intelligence report, the complaint against Trump holds up well. The author carefully explained where the information came from and left investigators a number of concrete leads.
After failing to detect the 9/11 plot, spy agencies reinvented themselves for an age of terrorism, but a new generation of technological threats requires a new round of reforms.
Candidates are seldom pressed to discuss the biggest foreign-policy challenges a president will actually face.
Autonomous-weapons systems won’t be the spark that leads to war with Iran or any other country. Human decisions might be.
American analysts keep trying to fit the country into familiar patterns—ignoring the many ways in which it’s an exception.
Russia’s 2016 election interference was only the beginning. New tactics and deep fakes are probably coming soon.
The Trump administration’s National Cyber Strategy rests on a pair of convenient fictions.
Closing the gap between technology leaders and policy makers will require a radically different approach from the defense establishment.
The Founding Fathers relied on deceit in championing American independence—and that has lessons for the present.
Putin’s government is waging information warfare against America, but the president is ignoring his intelligence advisers as they sound the alarm.
The effect of Trump’s foreign-policy doctrine can be summed up as “Make America Weak Again.”
Preparing for a summit with North Korea is allowing the U.S. to gain insight into an opaque regime. And there’s more good news, too.
Gina Haspel's gender is the least important fact about her.
The House Intelligence Committee chairman’s actions are toxic to the democratic process and dangerous to American national security.
The case of a suspected turncoat couldn’t come at a worse time for the intelligence community.
And humans are very bad at predicting the future.
Great-power deception is no longer designed just to trick a handful of leaders. It’s designed to trick us all.
America’s approach to the world is a complicated mess, for reasons that predate the current president.