Meet the Godfather of Modern Counterinsurgency
How would the outcome of the Vietnam War differ if we had listened to Edward Lansdale? The world may never know.
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Beam Me Up, Santa” Edition
Robert Mueller got hold of emails from the presidential transition and the Pentagon has been researching sightings of UFOs. Yes, seriously.
Billionaires May be the Future of Space Travel
Privately funded space ventures are altering the industry … and, maybe, the final frontier itself.
Rational Security on the E.R.: The “When You’re President They Let You Do It” Edition
From possibly obstructing justice to keeping his finances under wraps, President Trump is giving new meaning to “when you’re a star, they let you do it.”
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Power of Delusional Thinking” Edition
Mike Flynn may be cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, but the president thinks there’s nothing to worry about.
Among the Memes and YouTube Videos, What Do the Bin Laden Files Hold?
The CIA recently released hundreds of thousands of files seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound. What can we learn from them?
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “DMs on the DL” Edition
Does democracy go down in the DMs? The folks at Lawfare discuss.
Trump’s Big Asian Adventure
President Trump is making his way through Asia on the longest trip to the region since the age of ping-pong diplomacy. But how much will he actually accomplish?
The E.R. Presents: Lawfare and FP’s Bar Review Live
Has the role of the White House counsel drastically changed in the time of Trump?
Can Anyone Stop the Tragedy in Myanmar — Before It’s Too Late?
The U.S. pulled military assistance to Myanmar in the wake of abuses toward the Rohingya people, but does anyone have enough leverage to end the ethnic cleansing?
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Million Dollars in Rugs” Edition
Sure, Manafort got indicted. But the real question is how did he spend so much on rugs?
From Moscow to Havana: Secret Weapons and Diplomats
The “sonic attacks” in Cuba aren’t the first suspected instance of invisible attacks on U.S. diplomats.
Can Libya Be Put Back Together?
Six years after the fall of Qaddafi, Libya still teeters on the edge of chaos. Here’s why that matters.
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “How Many Elephants Make a Stampede” Edition
Trump’s GOP critics decide: should they stay or should they go?
The E.R.: Tackling the FBI’s ‘Black Identity Extremists’ Designation
The government’s designations continue to confound and upset critics.
Rational Security on The E.R.: The “Decertified” Edition
Trump deems Iran in violation of the “worst deal ever.”
Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide?
The Russian security giant faces scrutiny worldwide. Is there fire beneath the smoke?