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National Security

Keep the CIA on the path to 'modernization'

Washington - CIA Director John Brennan's biggest concern the past few years hasn't been Russian hacking, or even the wars in the Middle East, but what he calls "modernization" of the agency. In an effort to improve performance of this notoriously siloed organization, Brennan moved to fuse operations (the agency's vaunted spies) and analysis (its... weiter

Donald Trump

The country needs to know the extent of Russian meddling1

Washington - The intelligence community's allegation that Russia intervened covertly in the 2016 election describes a significant assault on our democracy. The country needs to know more: The charge needs to be followed up with an independent investigation that continues after Donald Trump becomes president on Jan. 20... weiter

National Security

Gates offers words of wisdom for Trump presidency

Washington - Bob Gates has worked in senior national-security positions for the last five presidents, Republican and Democratic. So it's noteworthy - and to me, encouraging - that he is advising President-elect Donald Trump, too. Gates, a former defense secretary, CIA director and deputy national security adviser... weiter

Information war

A world where the truth is losing1

Washington - Richard Stengel, the State Department's undersecretary for public diplomacy, bluntly states the problem that has been worrying him, and should worry us all: "In a global information war, how does the truth win?" The very idea that the truth won't be triumphant would, until recently, have been heresy to Stengel... weiter


The Middle East ponders how to deal with Donald Trump

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - What does Donald Trump's election mean for the Middle East? A group of prominent foreign ministers and policy experts gathered here last weekend to explore the election's implications for the world's most volatile region. The gathering, known as the "Sir Bani Yas" forum... weiter

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  1. "We’re fortunate I’m a multi-billionaire"
  2. Procedures for the appointment of the Secretary-General
  3. Warning against populists and demagogues in Europe and U.S.
  1. "We’re fortunate I’m a multi-billionaire"