Tag: National Security Policy and Strategy

NEEDLES IN HAYSTACKS: ANALYZING TODAY’S FLOOD OF INFORMATION

How do we take an institution … that is designed to collect sensitive material ...

AMERICA’S BYZANTINE STRATEGY

The U.S. can do worse than emulate the strategy of an empire that survived ...

STRATEGIC ATTACKS AND THEIR FALLOUT

It’s silly to expect that intelligence will always get it right. WAR ROOM welcomes ...

IMPACT (OR NOT) OF INTEL ON STRATEGIC DECISION MAKING

What a President or any other senior leader brings with him or her to ...

POLICY SUCCESS VS. INTEL FAILURE?

Failure is not just the result of one part of the equation. [Sometimes] you ...

BRING A LONG SPOON: THE KOREAN DEAL

Reduced to its raw essence, foreign policy is still about the calculation of power. ...

COMPLECTE ABYSSUM: NEW TRICK FOR OLD DOG OF DETERRENCE

Traditional deterrence is transparent, certain, and rational. … The new approach to deterrence … ...

THE ROLE OF INTELLIGENCE TODAY

For national security officials who are wading through floods of information, how do they ...

GAME ON OR GAME OVER: HYPERCOMPETITION AND MILITARY ADVANTAGE

The National Defense Strategy is explicit in its recognition that U.S. strategic advantage is ...

ART OF THE KOREAN DEAL: THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES

So far, President Trump’s Korea strategy seems to be working: Kim Jong Un has ...

THE VEXING AND COMPLEX CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA — A PODCAST

It is difficult to describe just the unbelievable amount of destruction that Syria has ...

HYBRID WAR: ATTACKING THE ‘CIVIL’ IN CIVIL SOCIETY

Western military leaders have been operating “in the blind” because they never thought their ...

IS TRANSATLANTICISM DEAD? A PODCAST

How should Europe respond to a US that might be pivoting away or might ...

CLOSE FRIEND IN A DANGEROUS NEIGHBORHOOD: ON JAPAN-US RELATIONS — A PODCAST

We need to consider what’s important here. We need to worry … a lot ...

SOUTH AFRICA’S ELECTIONS AND THE MATURING OF DEMOCRACY — A PODCAST

If [President Mnangagwa] wants a genuine legacy of someone who has restored Zimbabwe to ...

ORGANIZED CRIME: NOT WHAT YOU SEE ON TV — A PODCAST

Clausewitz talkS about war being an extension of politics; for criminals, violence is … ...

GAME ON: GETTING AMERICAN POWER BACK IN THE FIELD

With William “Trey” Braun, Albert Lord, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hatfield, Lieutenant Colonel James Hayes, ...

THE STRANGE BLOODLESS COUP IN ZIMBABWE — A PODCAST

If [President Mnangagwa] wants a genuine legacy of someone who has restored Zimbabwe to ...

MAX BOOT ON THE LURE OF SIMPLE MILITARY SOLUTIONS — A PODCAST

I would urge your listeners … Don’t fall under this illusion that there are ...

FIVE ENDURING BARRIERS TO PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The region has already experienced twenty-two conflicts in the early years of the 21st ...