The Real Subject of Obama’s Final National Security Speech Was the Man He Wouldn’t NameThe president returns to old themes to send a message to Donald Trump.
Trump Has Not Changed His Mind About TortureThe transcript of the New York Times interview contradicts the paper’s own story.
The GOP Civil War Is Just BeginningFormerly conciliatory Trump skeptics are backing away from the president-elect.
We’re in Uncharted Territory With President-Elect TrumpThere could be major shifts in the global balance of power.
Vulnerability Is the Internet’s Original SinThe founders considered security provisions too much of a burden.
Is WikiLeaks Just a Stooge of the Kremlin?If it is, maybe the media should stop publishing its revelations.
How Does Obama Respond to Russia’s Cyberattacks?The wrong choice will make things only worse for Americans.
That Was Definitely the JV DebateNeither Tim Kaine nor Mike Pence came across as presidential on Tuesday night.
Obama’s Last U.N. Address Was One of His Best SpeechesThe president asks world leaders to reject fundamentalism and racism and promote a civil society.
China Won’t Stop Kim Jong-un. The U.S. Must Stand Up to Both of Them.Sanctions won’t work. We can’t destroy his nukes. We can rattle a few sabers, however.
Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria Is the Last Thing We NeededThe civil war is already an intractable mess, and there are no easy ways out.
The Lessons of the DNC HackWe’ve been waiting almost 20 years for a cyberdefense strategy. We can’t afford to wait longer.
Cold War GamesThe DNC email hack shows that Vladimir Putin is trying to influence our presidential election.
The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally OverblownWe learned nothing new from the investigation or James Comey’s statement.
Mad Dog or Warrior Monk? Trump’s Pick for Secretary of Defense Doesn’t Fit Any Stereotypes.The good and bad of Gen. James Mattis.
Did the WikiLeaks Email Dumps Cost Hillary the White House?Maybe not. But in such a close race, every negative is a big deal.
A Victory for Transparency, FinallySomeday, we might just find out why Comey wrote to Congress right before the election.
Donald Trump Is Wrong About Mosul. Wrong.It’s absurd to think we could launch a surprise attack on ISIS there.
ISIS Will Lose in Mosul. But Who Actually Wins?Can the U.S. foster an arrangement involving Shiites and Sunnis and Kurds and Turks?
Donald Trump Defended Putin, Had No ISIS Plan, and Was Stunningly Ignorant on IranHow can anyone possibly vote for him?
Well, That Was a Waste of TimeTrump told lies while Clinton delivered a mixed performance at the military forum.
Harmless SecretsRelax. There’s no reason to worry about the intelligence briefings Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are about to get.
The Terrorism Threat Goes Beyond ISISWinning the war in Iraq and Syria won’t stop attacks in Europe.
Reading Between the Lines of Obama’s Drone-Casualty ReportThe death toll is less significant than the fact we are dropping bombs outside of war zones in the first place.