John McLaughlin

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  • Dec 13, 2022
    A former CIA leader on war games, “red teams” and other ways the U.S. prepares for worst-case scenarios.
  • Oct 13, 2022
    A former CIA leader on the cataclysms that may lie ahead — and how the U.S. should deal with them.
  • Aug 2, 2022
    Nearly 20 years after that 2002 White House briefing, I often reflect on how much the world around North Korea has changed. South Korea is a strong democracy and economic powerhouse;...
  • Apr 1, 2022
    Making predictions just as the Ukraine war delivers a series of huge surprises feels like a fool’s errand. But let’s try to peer a bit through the fog of war.  
  • Feb 22, 2022
    John McLaughlin: What we’re seeing now, in the release of intelligence, is unprecedented. It’s a common request from the policy community — in the past,...
  • Jan 13, 2022
    A former CIA leader looks at why terrorists have more places to take refuge — and what the U.S. and the rest of the world should do about it.