A professor who once held top secret clearance explains how levels of classification work and where handling sensitive information gets tricky.
Trump and Lavrov in the Oval Office on May 10, 2017. (Russian Foreign Ministry via AP)
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Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
The latest WikiLeaks revelation shows how far the CIA can take its cyber attacks.
The world is searching – will we protect ourselves?
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The latest release from WikiLeaks, of information about CIA hacking efforts, is yet another reminder of how Americans and our government must better protect our secret information.
WikiLeaks claims the CIA has been involved in intensive hacking operations.
WikiLeaks' latest release details what it claims is the CIA's hacking activities, including compromising phones, TVs, cars and becoming an NSA with less accountability.
Trump speaks aboard an aircraft carrier in Virginia in March 2017.
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History is littered with the debris of the all too often abusive relationship between the intelligence community and those in power.
At CIA headquarters on Jan. 17, Trump said the ‘dishonest media’ made it appear he was having a feud with the intel community.
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The president, the press and the public have misguided ideas about how intelligence is produced and analyzed. A Georgetown professor sets us straight.
Donald Trump has promised to make America great again.
The Global Trends report provides a useful starting point to reflect on what's in store for Africa over the next five years. And how the continent should think about responding to its challenges.
Trump: ‘I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.’
Donald Trump says he supports torture. Can political leaders change his mind?
Donald Trump continues to downplay any alleged role of Russia in the recent US election.
The president-elect's dismissal of the CIA's findings indicates a worrying attitude to intelligence.
Sen. Jeff Sessions listens as then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks, October 2016.
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In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
Do these tumultuous times also mean the end of Bond as we know it?
UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold lands in Israel.
Attempts to outlaw the practice have proven difficult, thanks to a tendency on the part of leaders to skirt around the rules.
For art to imitate life is understandable, but politics inspired by films can be a recipe for disaster.
Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré at his trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity.
The trial of Chad's former dictator could provide a template for prosecutions of other African despots. Its success could be seen as a victory for African justice over international approaches.
Yemenis have lived under the shadow of drones for years.
The US has been mounting semi-secret drone strikes in Yemen for years – and it seems the UK has been deeply involved.
James Bond may be pro-Snowden but Carrie Mathison’s lot aren’t so sure.
The battle for public opinion over whether Edward Snowden was right might just be won out, not in the press or the US Congress, but in fiction.
The Tribute in Light is seen on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. 9/11 was the beginning of major changes in the intelligence community.
The tactics used by America's current and potential future enemies are constantly changing. Higher education can help by producing graduates able to work in intelligence communities.
A US Army soldier closes the gate at maximum security prison Camp Delta at Guantanamo Naval Base August 25 2004 in Guantanamo, Cuba.
The American Psychological Association's collusion in one the most egregious ethical lapses in our nation's history is unconscionable.
“We cannot again allow history to be forgotten”
At the end of a long and challenging week, the famous aphorism, “we have met the enemy and he is us” readily comes to mind. The issuance of the long awaited Senate “torture report” has set off a debate…