Center for Strategic Communication

What We Are Reading

Canada Foils ‘Al-Qaeda Linked’ Terror Attack on Train BBC News Two foreign men living in Canada have been charged with plotting a terrorist attack on a passenger train with support from al-Qaeda elements in Iran. Terror Takes a Front Seat Glenn Thrush and Jennifer...

What We Are Reading

New Details on Disclosure Regarding North Korea Eric Schmitt / the New York Times The nation’s top intelligence official said Thursday that a one-paragraph assessment about North Korea’s ability to arm a nuclear missile was mistakenly declassified by the Pentagon’s...

Kerry and Corker on North Korea

Senator Bob Corker, ranking republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal today on China’s unwillingness to pressure its troublesome ally, North Korea. Puzzled by what he sees as Chinese indifference to North Korean...

North Korea: the missing words

[ by Charles Cameron — at times the missing pieces of a puzzle are right there in plain sight — might it be a good idea to notice them? — oh, and Carthage! ] . Carthage Ports Puniques, 1958, personal collection of Bertrand Bouret, via Wikimedia I...

Red Line Risks

In the fall of 2012, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu lobbied the UN to draw a fissile red line with Iran: If Tehran completes the 20% enrichment phase of their path to a nuclear weapon, then the UN should approve a military strike on Iran’s nuclear...