Counterintelligence Enhancement Act of 2002 (50 USC 401) requires the Office of the National Counterintelligence Executive to submit a strategy for the counterintelligence programs and activities of the U.S. Government. The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 states that the strategy must be revised or updated once every three years.
Peter A. Garretson argues that science fiction is an underappreciated tool in grand strategy.
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Cathy Young writes about the Obama administration's approach to U.S.-Russian relations.
In pondering the geopolitical landscape three decades from now, Joseph S. Nye Jr. looks at the forces shaping the world and suggests how the United States might plan for the future.
The Kremlin and the Obama administration have signaled a desire to work toward a more cooperative U.S.-Russia relationship. But CFR Fellow Jeffrey Mankoff says Russian sensitivity over its "near abroad" will continue to threaten progress.
NYU history professor Marilyn Young engages in a wide-ranging discussion on the lessons of the Vietnam War.
John Prendergast and John Norris identify necessary prerogatives for the Obama administration regarding Africa, and encourage a dramatic refashioning of American policy in the region.
Two Africa experts urge the incoming Obama administration to focus on resolving Africa's disastrous conflicts, and finding a way to sustain development on the continent.
From South Africa to Kenya, hopes are high that Barack Obama will focus new attention on Africa. But given the domestic economic challenges he faces, some African analysts say the continent should concentrate on helping itself.
Leslie Gelb argues that now is the time for realists to put aside partisan differences to form a " politically potent coalition...to shape U.S. foreign policy."
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