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You Can't Be Successful Globally Without This...

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Contextual intelligence is essential to a successful global career. It requires one accepting that they know less than they think they do and leading every new global and cross-cultural experience with humility and an openness to learning.

Gaza Memo to Congress: Talk to Hamas

Michael Shank | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

This week, former United States Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) reached out to me regarding a Dear Colleague letter that he wanted to circulate to ...

Attack on Karachi Airport by Violent Extremists

S. Azmat Hassan | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
S. Azmat Hassan

One of the unpleasant byproducts of the so-called War on Terror launched by the Bush Administration in October 2001 following 9/11 to root out al-Qaed...

How Many Watch Lists Fit on the Head of a Pin?

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Despite years of effort by the DOJ, Rahinah Ibrahim won her lawsuit. However, in our evolving post-Constitutional era, what that "victory" revealed should unnerve those who claim that if they are innocent, they have nothing to fear.

Hope for a New Paradigm in U.S.-Pakistani Relations?

Prem M. Trivedi | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Prem M. Trivedi

The need for a paradigm shift in the bilateral relationship appears to be an idea whose time has come within the U.S. foreign policy community. A revived U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue has the potential to launch a different kind of strategic framework.

U.S. Soldiers in Somalia and the Pentagon's Unlearned Lessons

Michael Shank | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?

Time to Leave Afghanistan: Hamid Karzai Gives Washington a Welcome Shove

Doug Bandow | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Americans have been fighting in Afghanistan for longer than the Civil War, World War I, and World War II combined. America has overstayed its welcome. It's time to go home.

Counter-Terrorism in Lieu of Foreign Policy: The Case of Sudan

Eric Reeves | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Eric Reeves

The very arrogance and presumption defining this action by the intelligence community -- increasingly opaque and beyond the control of the State Department -- help make sense of any number of otherwise bewildering features of U.S. foreign policy.

WATCH: Iran: Crossing the 'Red Line?'

Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 5:45p – 6:4...

WATCH: The Military and Intelligence: Out of the Shadows

Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 3:30p – 4:3...

WATCH: Law Enforcement and National Security

Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 1:30p – 2:...

WATCH: Counterterrorism and the Media

Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 11:00a – 12...

WATCH: Unrest in the Arab World and its Implications for Our Security

Posted 07.20.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 12:15p – 1:...

WATCH: AFRICOM: The Next Afghanistan?

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 7:00p – 8:0...

WATCH: Iraq and AfPak: Now and Then

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 5:45p – 6:4...

WATCH: Industry's Role in Cybersecurity

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 4:30p – 5:3...

WATCH: Putting Out Fires Before They Spread: The US's Role in Preventing Conflict

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 19, 2013. TIME: 3:30p – 4:3...

WATCH: Clear And Present Danger: Cyber-Crime, Cyber-Espionage, Cyber-Terror, And Cyber-War

Posted 07.19.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 7:30p-8:30p E...

'MANHUNT': The Search For Osama Bin Laden

Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 6:15p-7:15p E...

WATCH: At The Center Of The Action: The National Counterterrorism Center And Its Role In Securing The Homeland

Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 5:15p-6:15p E...

WATCH: Counterterrorism, National Security, And The Rule Of Law

Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 18, 2013. TIME: 1:45p-3:00p E...

WATCH: Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder

Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 17, 2013. TIME: 8:00p-9:00p E...

Get Thee to Geneva, Mr. Obama: Your Drone Strikes Make Targets of Us All

Carla Seaquist | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

While you defend drones as the least bad option in going after terrorist suspects, and while you stated a willingness to cede some authority to wage such warfare to greater oversight, it remains the case that your targeted killings abroad may actually be creating new dangers for us at home.

It's Time to Delist Cuba

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Arturo Lopez Levy

Characterizing Cuba as a terrorist state--and more generally implying that the island in any way poses any threat to U.S. security--hinders the United States' ability to develop a strategic vision for post-Fidel Cuba.

The Price Paid

Robert Mercer-Nairne | Posted 06.26.2013 | Media
Robert Mercer-Nairne

No, our approach to such calamities as the Boston bombing must be quite clinical, as it is in respect of roads. But along with improved intelligence and security there is one element we should not ignore: the story that seeks to justify the act.