Netanyahu Keeps Winning Because He’s an Effective Leader
Israel’s prime minister has now served in the role for as long as the country’s founding father. Voters support him because they’re convinced he keeps them safe and reduces their international isolation.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas Need Each Other to Survive
Israel needs the Palestinian Authority’s security cooperation to avoid another intifada—and without security ties to Israel and the funding that comes with it, the PA could cease to exist.
Tunisia’s Authoritarians Learn to Love Liberalism
Police unions are using their country’s newfound freedoms to protect themselves—and attack freedom fighters.
Cameroon’s Separatist Movement Is Going International
Armed groups are slipping into Nigeria and appealing to the Cameroonian diaspora to fuel their fight for a breakaway state.
India’s Not as Safe as You Think It Is
Hotel Mumbai is a tale of courage. It is also a worrying reminder of India’s security flaws.
Dumping One Government Won’t Fix Mali
March’s deadly massacre exposed the lack of progress since the country’s peace accords—and the many political and security reforms that are needed.
If You Bowl Alone, You Can’t Fight Together
National security depends on a vanishing sense of community.
China Is Spying On Israel to Steal U.S. Secrets
Benjamin Netanyahu ignored the intelligence operations of Beijing and Moscow for too long. Now, the Israeli government is finally paying attention, but it could be too late.
Mexico’s Old-School War on Crime Gets a Surprising New Champion
Why is AMLO attempting to further militarize policing, instead of pursuing the progressive reforms he promised during his campaign?
Congress Can Help the United States Lead in Artificial Intelligence
The United States is falling behind when it comes to AI. Here’s how a new congressional commission can ensure that Washington catches up.
South Africans Are Taking the Law Into Their Own Hands
In a country where no one trusts the police, vigilante groups promising to stop gang violence were initially welcomed. Now, with extralegal justice on the rise, some citizens have had enough.
Peace Is the Best Investment
U.N. member states must renew their commitment to the vital peacekeeping operations that end wars, protect civilians, and save lives.
Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed
Everything from food to oil depends on underpaid and overworked drivers.
The Middle East Doesn’t Take China Seriously
There are some parts of the world where economic strength isn’t enough to qualify as a great power.
Why the Military Must Learn to Love Silicon Valley
The U.S. Defense Department and big tech need each other—but getting along won’t be easy
The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance
The president is destroying national security norms. Former officials like me need to speak up.
Trump’s Post-ISIS Retreat Leaves Syria Vulnerable to Russia and Iran
The U.S. administration is reluctant to help with Syrian recovery.