Opinion Pieces

June 12, 2018
Real Clear Defense
Geof Khan & Bryan Smith
Solutions on the Anniversary Snowden’s Unauthorized Disclosures

May 31, 2018
The Hill
Joshua Huminski
To win the new space race, US must abandon chunky, outdated systems

May 30, 2018
The Daily Caller
Jamil Jaffer & Darren Dick
Correcting the Record On ‘Federalist’ House Intelligence Committee Article

May 23, 2018
Real Clear Politics
Megan Brown
Congress, Worried About Cyber? Fill a Key DOJ Position

May 17, 2018
The Wall Street Journal
Mike Rogers
Trump Shouldn’t Give ZTE a Pass

May 17, 2018
Real Clear Defense
Dan Wagner
American’s Deserve No Less Than Gina Haspel As CIA Director

May 15, 2018
Washington Examiner
Andy Keiser
Gina Haspel: One of the most qualified nominees ever for CIA director

May 9, 2018
Real Clear Defense
Lester Munson
The CIA Needs Gina Haspel

May 8, 2018
National Security Institute
Jamie Fly, Matthew Heiman, Jamil Jaffer, Andy Keiser, and Lester Munson
President Trump Announces Withdrawal from the Iran Deal: NSI Experts Weigh In

May 8, 2018
The Hill
Matthew Heiman
Gina Haspel is exactly the type of leader the CIA needs today

May 2, 2018
New York Post
Jamie Fly
What to do the day after killing the Iran deal

April 29, 2018
Wall Street Journal
Jamil Jaffer
To Promote Nonproliferation, Kill the Iran Deal Now

April 24, 2018
Foreign Policy
Jamie Fly
Mike Pompeo Needs to Clean up After Rex Tillerson

April 23, 2018
Inside Sources
Matthew Heiman
Pompeo is More Than Qualified to Lead State, It’s Time for Democrats to Stop the Obstruction

April 23, 2018
The Hill
Lester Munson
Senate must save itself by confirming Mike Pompeo

April 19, 2018
The Hill
Jamie Fly
Steps Congress can take to defend America against foreign influence operations

April 13, 2018
Real Clear Politics
Andy Keiser and Lester Munson
Pompeo Will Make an Impressive Secretary of State

April 13, 2018
Washington Examiner
Michael Allen
Mike Pompeo isn’t just qualified to be secretary of state – he’s ready

April 13, 2018
Weekly Standard
Jamie Fly
Challenging China

March 13, 2018
National Security Institute
Nicholas Dujmovic, Matthew Heiman, Jamil N. Jaffer, Geof Kahn, Andy Keiser, and Lester Munson
Secretary of State Tillerson’s Departure: NSI Experts Weigh In

March 13, 2018
The Hill
Andy Keiser
4 reasons Mike Pompeo will succeed at Foggy Bottom

February 16, 2018
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, Sarah Grant, Quinta Jurecic, Matthew Kahn, and Matt Tait
Russian Influence Campaign: What’s in the Latest Mueller Indictment

February 14, 2018
Washington Post
Mike Rogers and Rick Ledgett
Four steps to fight foreign interference in U.S. elections

February 12, 2018
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes and Nora Ellingsen
Anatomy of a Presidential Untruth: What Data Did the Justice Department Really Provide the White House?

January 30, 2018
National Security Institute
Bryson Bort, Matthew Heiman, Jamil Jaffer, Andrew Keiser, Lester Munson, and Bryan Smith
The State of the Union Address: NSI Experts Weigh In

January 29, 2018
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
FitBit, NotPetya, RSA and China

January 29, 2018
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Nationalize the 5G Network? No Thanks.

January 28, 2018
The Cipher Brief
Dmitri Alperovitch
Stopping the Next Cyber Conflict

January 21, 2018
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Turkey Invades Syria

January 19, 2018
National Security Institute
Dmitri Alperovitch, Bryson Bort, Jason Chipman, Megan Brown, Matthew Heiman, Jamil Jaffer, Andrew Keiser, Andrea Limbago, Lester Munson, Megan Reiss, and Bryan Smith
National Defense Strategy: NSI Experts Weigh In

January 11, 2018
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, et al.
Trump Tweets Against a Key National Security Priority

January 9, 2018
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, et al.
Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: December 2017

January 9, 2018
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Ending Temporary Protected Status

January 8, 2018
Los Angeles Times
Matthew R.A. Heiman
The war against Islamic State will be won – or lost – on the cyber battlefield

January 7, 2018
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Elections are a Cybersecurity Problem

January 3, 2018
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
A Letter from Mike Pompeo

January 3, 2018
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
A Tribute to Doug Letter

January 2, 2018
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

January 1, 2018
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Why Trump’s War on the Deep State is Failing – So Far

January 1, 2018
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
‘Other than that Mrs. Lincoln…’

December 2017
Democracy
Jamie Fly and Laura Rosenberger
Shredding the Putin Playbook

December 25, 2017
The Washington Post
Mike Rogers and Michael Morell
Russia never stopped its cyberattacks on the United States

December 22, 2017
Lawfare
Stewart Baker
The Trump Administration and the United Nations: A Good News Story

December 20, 2017
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Jamie Fly
The Contested Global Landscape in Trump’s New Security Policy

December 18, 2017
National Security Institute
Dmitri Alperovitch, Megan Brown, Nicholas Dujmovic, Matthew Heiman, Jamil Jaffer, Andrew Keiser, Andrea Limbago, and Lester Munson
President Trump’s National Security Strategy: NSI Experts Weigh In

December 15, 2017
Foreign Policy
Michael Allen
Combatting Chinese Economic Coercion in the NSS

December 14, 2017
Diplomatic Courier
Joshua Huminski
Book Review – 2020: World of War, by Paul Cornish & Kingsley Donaldson

December 14, 2017
Lawfare
Stewart Baker
Peter Strzok’s ‘Insurance Policy’

December 14, 2017
The Wall Street Journal
Kiran S. Raj
Cryptocurrency Can Promote National Security

December 12, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
The Taste of Crow: Okay, I’m Alarmed Now

December 12, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, et al.
Public Confidence in the Mueller Investigations and Other Russia Investigations

December 11, 2017
The Hill
Paul Rosenzweig
Preventing sex trafficking shouldn’t come at the cost of online freedom

December 7, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
How Can the President Obstruct Justice?

December 5, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
How Can the President Obstruct Justice?

December 4, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Five Questions for Alan Dershowitz on the Criminalization of Political Differences 

December 4, 2017
Lawfare
Stewart Baker
In Defense of Including ‘Unmasking’ Protections in Law

December 1, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, et al.
The Flynn Plea: A Quick and Dirty Analysis

November 30, 2017
The Daily Signal
Jamil N. Jaffer
Forgetting Lessons of 9/11, Rebuilding FISA ‘Wall’ Would Be a Mistake

November 29, 2017
Daily Signal
Kenneth Wainstein and R. Brendan Mooney
Ample Safeguards of Civil Liberties Warrant FISA Section 702’s Reauthorization by Congress

November 27, 2017
Newsweek
Matthew G. Olsen
Does the FBI Need a Warrant to Search its Own Database?

November 27, 2017
Just Security
Matthew G. Olsen
“Fixes” to Surveillance Law Could Severely Harm FBI National Security Investigations

November 8, 2017
Foreign Policy
Lisa Monaco
The Next Phase in the War on Terror Is Here

November 3, 2017
The Hill
Jamil N. Jaffer & Matthew G. Olsen
What Congress must do to prevent another 9/11

October 27, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Unpacking Uranium One: Hype and Law

September 13, 2017
Washington Post
Kiran S. Raj & Paul O’Brien
Sessions wants a leak investigation rule-change. That could cripple the free press.

September 12, 2017
U.S. News & World Report
Jamil N. Jaffer
Getting to No With Iran: How President Trump can forge a nuclear deal that actually works

August 22, 2017
The Hill
Jamil N. Jaffer
Finally, U.S. appears ready to battle China’s rampant IP theft

August 17, 2017
Lawfare
Jamil N. Jaffer and Megan Stifel
Invisible Hands and Iron Fists: Challenges in Regulating the Innovation Economy

August 15, 2017
New York Times
Keith Alexander
China’s Intellectual Property Theft Must Stop

May 30, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, Robert Chesney, Jack Goldsmith, and Matthew Waxman
Updating the 2001 AUMF at Long Last? On the Flake-Kaine Bill

May 30, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
No Laptop Ban… For Now

May 24, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Those “Three Separate Occasions”: What Comey Might Really Have Told Trump

May 19, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes and Quinta Jurecic
Questions Raised by Rod Rosenstein’s Statement

May 19, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Congress Cannot Shut Down: Limits of the Special Counsel

May 19, 2017
Bloomberg BNA
Alan Charles Raul, Colleen Theresa Brown, and Dean C. Forbes
New NACD Cyber-Risk Handbook a Reminder of Critical Board Oversight Duties

May 19, 2017
Bloomberg BNA
Alan Charles Raul, Colleen Theresa Brown, and Dean C. Forbes
New NACD Cyber-Risk Handbook a Reminder of Critical Board Oversight Duties

May 18, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
What James Comey Told Me About Donald Trump

May 17, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, Quinta Jurecic, Susan Hennessey, and Matthew Kahn
Initial Reactions to the Appointment of Robert Mueller As Special Counsel

May 17, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Defend Norms, Don’t Violate Them

May 16, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig and Benjamin Wittes, et al.
Another Bomb Drops: Initial Thoughts on Trump Asking Comey to Kill the Flynn Investigation

May 16, 2017
Washington Post
Michael Hayden
Former CIA Director: Trump proves he’s Russia’s ‘useful fool’

May 16, 2017
Lexology
Alan Raul, et al.
Cybersecurity, Privacy, Data Protection, Internet Law and Policy

May 16, 2017
Lexology
Raj De, et al.
U.S. President Trump Signs Executive Order Addressing Cybersecurity

May 16, 2017
New York Times
David S. Cohen
How Trump Hurts the Spying Business

May 15, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, et al.
Bombshell: Initial Thoughts on the Washington Post’s Game-Changing Story

May 15, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Trump Discloses TS Sources and Methods to Russians

May 13, 2017
New York Times
Benjamin Wittes
What We’re Losing in James Comey

May 12, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Et Tu Rod? Why The Deputy Attorney General Must Resign

May 11, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
The Strange Inadequacy of the Rosenstein Memorandum

May 10, 2017
New York Times
Lisa Monaco
The Next Front in the U.S. Fight Against ISIS

May 10, 2017
The Hill
Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden: When Trump’s Washington starts to resemble Nicaragua

May 9, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes and Susan Hennessey
The Nightmare Scenario: Trump Fires Comey, the One Man Who Would Stand Up to Him

May 9, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes and Steve Vladeck
Can a President’s Absolute Immunity Be Trumped?

May 9, 2017
CNN
Lisa Monaco
Attention Team Trump: Globalism works in fighting terror

May 8, 2017
Washington Post
Matthew Olsen and Edward Fishman
Russia is still waging cyberwar against Western democracy. It’s time to push back.

May 3, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
The 87% Solution to Fake News

May 1, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, Jane Chong, and Quinta Jurecic
Seven Theories of the Case: What Do We Really Know about L’Affaire Russe and What Could it All Mean?

April 25, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Senate Intelligence Committee Reality Check-In

April 21, 2017
Washington Post
Mike Rogers
The State Department needs to be streamlined – not starved

April 21, 2017
Washington Post
David S. Cohen
One powerful weapon to use against North Korea

April 17, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Did the Justice Department Really Support the President’s Misstatement to Congress? Let’s Find Out

April 12, 2017
Politico
Gen. Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden: Susan Rice’s unmasking request is no ‘smoking gun’

April 7, 2017
Politico
Gen. Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden: Trump acted decisively against Syria. Now what?

April 6, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Is Homeland Security A Subset Of National Security?

April 5, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
I Believe

April 4, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes & Jack Goldsmith
The “Grand Bargain” at Risk: What’s at Stake When the President Alleges Politics in Intelligence

April 4, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes & Susan Hennessey
Breathe Easy: Rick Ledgett’s Retirement is Not a Political Protest

April 3, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Breaking News: I Was (Probably) the Subject of Incidental Collection

April 2, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Civil Suits Against the President

April 1, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Immunity

March 31, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Movement in a New Guantanamo Habeas Case

March 23, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes & Susan Hennessey
It’s Time for a Select Committee on Russia (Also, We Told You So)

March 22, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes, Susan Hennessey & Quinta Jurecic
What The Heck Is Devin Nunes Talking About? A Guide for the Perplexed

March 22, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Destroying the Presumption of Regularity

March 22, 2017
The Hill
Gen. Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden: US intel agencies win big, but Russia intel wins bigger in Comey hearing

March 16, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes & Quinta Jurecic
The Revolt of the Judges: What Happens When the Judiciary Doesn’t Believe the President’s Oath

March 9, 2017
New York Times
Gen. Michael Hayden
Donald Trump Is Undermining Intelligence Gathering

March 6, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Trump’s Revised Refugee and Visa Order: A Quick and Dirty Analysis

March 5, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Ten More Questions for President Trump

March 5, 2017
Lawfare
Stewart Baker
Eight Buckets of Cold Water for the Trump Wiretap Story

March 3, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
What Happens When We Don’t Believe the President’s Oath?

March 2, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Fufi’s Story: An Israeli General’s Lone Mission in the West Bank

February 28, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes & Susan Hennessey
The Need for a Select Committee on the Russia Connection

February 27, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Why Federal IT Will Never Be Secure

February 24, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes & Susan Hennessey
Memo to the NSC: Check Out Some Databases at the State Department before Finalizing that New Executive Order

February 21, 2017
The Hill 
Gen. Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden: One year later – Trump’s journey from candidate to president

February 20, 2017
Foreign Policy
Michael Allen
Trump Needs to Make a Speech About Europe

February 18, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Special Counsel; Not Special Prosecutor

February 11, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Privacy Today Edition

February 10, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Thoughts on a Strange Day – and a Very Strange Presidential Tweet

February 9, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
How to Read (and How Not to Read) Today’s 9th Circuit Opinion

February 9, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
Revised Draft Trump EO on Cybersecurity

February 9, 2017
Fortune
Michael Allen & Jeremy Bash
Don’t Dismiss Terrorism When Donald Trump Talks Immigration

February 7, 2017
Lawfare
Paul Rosenzweig
AI, NSA and Facebook

February 6, 2017
Lawfare
Lisa Monaco
The Dangers of Walling Off America

February 3, 2017
Lawfare
Stewart Baker & Zachary Schreiber
What the “Interior Security” Executive Order does to Foreigners’ Privacy Rights

February 2, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes & Jack Goldsmith
A Precedent for Democrats on the Classy Way to Handle Neil Gorsuch

February 2, 2017
Lawfare
Gen. Michael Hayden & Benjamin Wittes
The Special Obligation of the Advocates of Strong National Security Measures

February 1, 2017
Brookings
Kristen Silverberg, Derek Chollet, Eric S. Edelman, Michèle Flournoy, Stephen J. Hadley, Martin S. Indyk, Bruce Jones, Robert Kagan, Jake Sullivan, and Thomas Wright
Building “situations of strength”: A national security strategy for the United States

January 25, 2017
Diplomatic Courier
Jamil N. Jaffer
Cybersecurity in the Next Administration

January 10, 2017
Federal Times’ Fifth Domain
Gen. (ret.) Keith B. Alexander & Jamil N. Jaffer
Architecting the Nation for Cyber Defense  

January 1, 2017
Lawfare
Benjamin Wittes
Why Trump’s War on the Deep State Is Failing – So Far

December 6, 2016
U.S. News & World Report
Jamil N. Jaffer & Matthew Heiman
Donald Trump Should Commit More Troops to Defeating the Islamic State Group

November 17, 2016
National Review
Lester Munson & Jamil N. Jaffer
Setting the Record Straight on Congress’s Review of the Obama-Iran Nuclear Deal

November 15, 2016
U.S. News & World Report
Daniel J. Rosenthal & Jamil N. Jaffer
How President-Elect Donald Trump Can Get Early Points on the Russian Front

June 23, 2016
Washington Post
Michael B. Mukasey & Jamil N. Jaffer
Here’s How to Confront the Terrorist Threat (It’s Not How We Are Doing It)

June 14, 2016
Lawfare
Daniel J. Rosenthal & Jamil N. Jaffer
A Bipartisan Call for Serious Consideration of Potential Solutions to the Encryption Challenge

June 2, 2016
U.S. News & World Report
Andrew Borene & Jamil N. Jaffer
Diluting SIV Visa Program Could Condemn Loyal Military Translators to Death

May 5, 2016
U.S. News & World Report
Jamil N. Jaffer & Daniel J. Rosenthal
Congress Must Work to Balance Privacy and Security

April 9, 2016
New York Times
Jamil N. Jaffer & Daniel J. Rosenthal
Why Apple’s Stand Against the FBI Hurts Its Own Customers

February 26, 2016
Politico
Jamil N. Jaffer & Daniel J. Rosenthal
How Apple’s Fight with the Government Hurts Our Privacy

November 23, 2015
Wall Street Journal
Michael B. Mukasey & Jamil N. Jaffer
Time to Remove the Surveillance Blinders

July 8, 2015
National Review
Matthew Kroenig & Jamil N. Jaffer
How to Walk Away from the Iran Talks

January 24, 2013
Hoover Institution
Jeremy A. Rabkin & Ariel Rabkin
We the Cyber Warriors

December 1, 2010
U.S. News & World Report
Jamil N. Jaffer
More Than Assange are to Blame for Wikileaks Damage

March 2, 2010
Daily Caller
Why Holder is Wrong on Zazi