Book Launch | King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea

The Woodrow Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program welcomes New York Times bestselling author Blaine Harden for a book launch discussion of King of Spies, The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea, an untold story of one of the most powerful spies in American history, who’s hidden work was key to U.S.

Drivers of Insecurity and Instability in the Middle East and South Asia

The Middle East and South Asia are complex and volatile regions.

Creating and Challenging the Transatlantic Intelligence Community

Transatlantic intelligence cooperation played a key role in collecting and analyzing information during the Cold War, and the resulting intelligence product informed the decision-making process at the highest levels of government in Europe as well as in the United States. The need for intelligence cooperation has become even more urgent after 9/11, as nations on both sides of the Atlantic are facing terrorist threats, and are confronting a host of other challenges posed by non-state actors, such as arms and drug trafficking as well as organized crime. 

Trump’s Intel Reform Is a Good First Step

President Trump argues that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence—which we helped create—needs streamlining. We agree. ODNI reform is a logical first step to build new capability and restore trust.

After Sept. 11, the intelligence community’s business model was outdated. Trapped in separate silos, spy agencies had failed to share critical information that might have helped spot the plot. They needed to be more nimble.