Ideology Is Supplanting Intelligence

by Paul R. Pillar With Donald Trump’s earliest appointments to senior national security positions, some of the disturbing implications for the making of foreign policy of his own lack of qualifications for office are beginning to appear.  A president-elect whose… Continue Reading  

The Irreplaceable Spy

by Augustus Richard Norton Until 1:04 PM on April 18, 1983, Robert Clayton Ames was little known outside U.S. foreign policy and intelligence circles. On that day he died, along with 62 other casualties in and around the U.S. Embassy in… Continue Reading  

The Gipper’s Guide to Negotiating With Iran?

Don’t Forget His Fumbles! by Greg Thielmann In an op-ed published by the Wall Street Journal Wednesday, former Secretary of State George Shultz suggested applying tips from former President Ronald Reagan for negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program.