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On Friday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump would only attend if North Korea first took unspecified “concrete and verifiable steps.” In case your head isn't spinning yet, a Wall Street Journal reporter later tweeted that a White House official told him “the invitation has been extended and ...
In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union, a foreign-policy consensus evolved in Washington. We were told that the end of the Cold War not only marked the defeat of the United States' leading competitor, but had also ushered in a new era in the history of ...

Sagan advises that a revised nuclear chain of command should include both the U.S. Secretary of Defense and the U.S. Attorney General. A U.S. Senate hearing, led by Sen. Bob Corker, is actually studying the nuclear authorization process due to concerns with Trump's rhetoric and escalation of the North ...
When it comes to nuclear warfare and annihilation, few people alive have contemplated such tragic outcomes quite like Perry, a senior fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), a former U.S. secretary of defense, and one of the world's top nuclear weapons experts. Perry, who ...
Larry Wilkerson, Julian Assange, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Fingar, Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and Bill Binney. [To learn more about previous honorees, as well as other material on whistleblowing, go to] SAAII confers its annual award on a member of the ...
Journalist Seymour Hersh is to be honored with this year's Sam Adams Award for Integrity to be presented to him at the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) award ceremony on the evening of Sept. 22 at American University. Sam Adams Associates, who selected Hersh last month from ...

Incidentally, on Iran, there was a very positive example last decade: courageous analysts led by intrepid (and bureaucratically skilled) former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence Thomas Fingar showed that honesty can still prevail within the system, even when truth is highly unwelcome.
Sean Kanuck, center, an affiliate with CISAC who served as the U.S.' first national intelligence officer for cyber issues from 2011 to 2016, talked about reframing cybersecurity problems in his keynote address to the Stanford Congressional Cyber Boot Camp. Photo credit: Rod Searcey. As cyber attacks ...
Condoleezza Rice, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor. • Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at both FSI and the Hoover Institution. • Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz. • Toomas Hendrik Ilves ...
William J. Perry lectures in a Stanford class during the winter term of 2014. On Aug. 9, Perry, a former U.S. Secretary of Defense and senior fellow at CISAC, issued a statement on the North Korea crisis that urges a return to deterrence on the part of the U.S.. Photo credit: CISAC. CISAC's William J. Perry ...

The Perry Process, proposed by former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry and implemented in the late 1990s under the Clinton administration, ... Korea has both an acute need and the potential to assume greater leadership of North Korea policy, said Shorenstein APARC Fellow Thomas Fingar.
When you find yourself in a hole, recovery is a multi-step process. The first step is to stop digging. The second step is to figure out how you got in so deep. The third step is to figure out how to get out. And the fourth step is to head for daylight. India, Pakistan and China are at a significant juncture in their ...
During the final weeks of the Obama administration, officials began to worry that the results of ongoing investigations into Russia's election-related hacking might get swept under the rug once President Trump took office. They decided to leave a trail of breadcrumbs for congressional investigators to find ...
“We want people to establish a reputation,” said Thomas Fingar, the former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis at ODNI, at an event at the Council of Foreign Relations in 2008. “If you're really good, we want people to know you're good. If you're making contributions, we want that known.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is being floated as a possible Trump secretary of state, as is Bush's ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, Rudy ... such as former national security adviser Robert Blackwill, former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis Thomas Fingar and former acting CIA ...
Stanford experts, including former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry and former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, said they agreed with the dire assessment. “The danger of a nuclear catastrophe today, in my judgment, is greater than it was during the Cold War…and yet our policies simply do not ...
The Cornell and Stanford graduate has taught at the university level, worked with the National Intelligence Council, and served as the Assistant Secretary of State that oversees the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. His book Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security explores ...


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