Micah Zenko gives the first, ever look inside the CIA’s Red Cell—a unit tasked with conducting alternative analyses to anticipate threats and challenge conventional thinking. This is an excerpt of his book, Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy.
Elliott Abrams says the politicizing of intelligence on Syria is part of the Obama administration's continuing defense of its failure to help the Syrian opposition and is a misuse of the intelligence community.
Speaker: James R. Clapper Jr. Presider: Frances Fragos Townsend
Director of National Intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., joins Frances Fragos Townsend, executive vice president at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., to discuss the state of the intelligence community, and current challenges and successes experienced across the enterprise.
Listen to CFR experts Daniel B. Prieto and Matthew C. Waxman discuss the implications of President Obama’s decision to close the Guantánamo prison camp and reverse the Bush Administration's policies on detention and interrogation.
Speakers: Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh Presider: Michael Moran
Listen to Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh discuss their Foreign Affairsarticle, "The Costs of Containing Iran," and U.S. policy toward Iran following the findings of the National Intelligence Estimate released in December 2007.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
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