Kent Michael Harrington
Analyst, Journalist, Author and National Security Affairs Expert
Commentary: The biggest challenge for the National Security Council isn’t North Korea or Russia. It’s Trump.
Government committees rarely make history, but the National Security Council is an exception to the rule.
The equivalent of a presidential board of directors, complete with its own staff, the NSC makes and oversees national security policy. The scope of its current agenda – from determining the best response to North Korea, to addressing Russia’s resurgence – reflects the Council’s importance as well as its challenges.
Commentary: Xi’s power boost raises new risks for Silicon Valley
With the end of constitutional limits on his presidential term, Xi Jinping’s decision to opt for unlimited tenure should eliminate any doubt that Beijing will ease up on its use of high-tech tools to maintain political control. That means it’s time for the U.S. technology industry to make some difficult decisions.
Commentary: Trump’s nuke focus misses Kim Jong Un’s real leverage
The Trump-Kim on-again-off-again summit may or may not happen. If it does, Trump appears uninformed as well as unprepared to address the most important issue and the biggest threat on the Korean peninsula. It’s not nuclear weapons.