Article Archive

Trump, Russia, and the Washington Post: Reader Beware

There’s more hype than evidence in the paper’s claims that Moscow orchestrates politics in Europe and America.

August 24, 2016

Why the CIA Should Brief Trump

There is a long tradition of trusting candidates with classified information.

August 11, 2016

The Terror of the Status Quo

Trump and Clinton promise to defeat terrorism. But it’s very difficult to stop a motivated mass murderer.

July 28, 2016

A Very Predictable Coup?

Opponents of Turkey’s strongman have only solidified his position.

July 18, 2016

Russian Harassment and Other Fables

Moscow is no longer the capital of an evil empire. Why is Washington stuck in a Cold War mindset?

July 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton, Vindicated?

She showed little respect for the law—and probably compromised classified information.

July 6, 2016

What Trump Gets Right on Immigration

A blanket ban on Muslims goes too far, but pausing travel from some countries is a sensible idea.

June 29, 2016

Where Free Speech Dies

Europe invented the public square. Now it’s closing it down.

June 21, 2016

The Decline of Terror in the West?

The Orlando shooting was a horrific crime. But larger trends suggest that the threat of mass attacks is receding.

June 15, 2016

Obama Legitimizes the Drone Wars

A forthcoming report will downplay the bloody consequences.

June 3, 2016

Clinton’s Hawk-in-Waiting

If Hillary wins the White House, expect Victoria Nuland to be at her side.

May 19, 2016

Washington’s Terrorism as Usual

The foreign-policy establishment marks 15 years of failure in the War on Terror.

May 6, 2016

CIA Gets Back to Spying

Intelligence agencies have struggled to be worthy of their name.

April 26, 2016

Why Secrecy Rules Apply to Everyone

Federal agencies relentlessly pursue suspected whistleblowers, while self-serving politicians escape punishment.

April 19, 2016

Government Hackers, Inc.

The revelation that an Israeli firm cracked the iPhone raises questions about state-corporate espionage.

April 6, 2016

Reclaiming Conservative Foreign Policy

Trump seems unwilling to embrace neoconservative hawkishness. Will Republicans return to noninterventionism?

March 24, 2016

A Spymaster Forgets the Bush Era

Michael Hayden makes headlines condemning practices he readily enabled.

March 15, 2016

Talking to Terrorists Online

The State Department’s new weapon in the fight against extremists? College students.

March 1, 2016

Turkey’s Convenient War

Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan relies on sketchily attributed terrorism to consolidate power and disrupt Syria.

February 23, 2016

Losing Liberty Through the Backdoor

Letting the government bypass iPhone security measures won’t stop terrorists—or make you safer.

February 19, 2016