The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reoriented toward counterterrorism in recent years, but continues to face charges of overreach.
The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the broader national security role of the agency.
North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional force.
The Trump administration has partially rolled back some business guidelines with Cuba while largely leaving the normalization policy unchanged.
Intelligence agencies love working in the shadows. However, in a post-Snowden world, they will have to get used to working in the spotlight.
The recent vote may not advance Puerto Rican statehood, but it may focus attention on its heavy debts and exposure to upcoming U.S. health-care and budget measures.
Experts discuss the factors that led to Puerto Rico’s crisis, the options for restructuring its more than $70 billion debt, and solutions for helping fix the island’s economy.
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Experts discuss the current threats and vulnerabilities in U.S. cybersecurity and the level of U.S. preparedness in responding to the next cyberattack.
Senator John Cornyn discusses the challenge facing the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
Is it possible for the United States to avoid a confrontation with China?
Experts discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls, and the value of foreign language learning to U.S. national security.
A sweeping narrative account of the last five years in the Middle East and a timely argument of how and why the Arab uprisings failed.
CFR President Richard N. Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace.
The definitive account of the secret war in the tiny Southeast Asian nation of Laos, which lasted almost two decades and forever changed the CIA’s controversial role in foreign policy.