Is Mike Flynn Behind Trump’s Scornful Treatment of the Intelligence Community?Quite possibly. Or maybe they are egging on each other.
What, Exactly, Is Trump Getting at With His Comments About Nukes and an Arms Race?And is there a reason—or at least half a reason—to be hopeful?
What’s Good for Exxon Is Bad for the CountryDoes Rex Tillerson know the difference between corporate imperatives and national interests?
How Will Trump React to the CIA’s Claim That Russia Was Trying to Help Him Win? By lying about the CIA and his margin of victory, for starters.
Does Trump Want to Put Generals in Charge of Everything?And does John Kelly have what it takes to run a bloated bureaucracy like the Department of Homeland Security?
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?
Mr. Unpredictable and FriendsTrump’s lack of policy experience makes it unlikely he’ll be able to settle policy disputes with his Cabinet secretaries.
How the U.S. Could Respond to Russia’s HackingEach strategy has its problems, but the future of democracy is at stake.
Just in Time for the Trump Administration, the FBI Has Expanded Surveillance PowersBe afraid. Be very afraid.
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.