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The Secret World
An Intelligent History

Christopher Andrew’s The Secret World shows us how the intelligence business is consistently underrated by politicians, military leaders, and historians.

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Rise or Decline
Should the US Be Bullish or Bearish on China’s Rise?

A strong and rising China is something the U.S. should worry about—and so is a weak and unstable China. But perhaps most worrying of all is the fundamental uncertainty about which scenario we’ll see.

Capitol Ideas

Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence after 9/11 by Michael Allen Potomac Books, 2013, 256 pp., $29.95  “T he road to real intelligence reform is littered with the carcasses of forgotten studies and ignored reports.”1 When Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Richard Shelby wrote those words in December 2002, the United States was […]

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