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Defense & Security

Interview with Tracy Walder, the “Unexpected Spy”

Charged Affairs recently spoke with Tracy Walder about her experiences as a woman in the largely male-dominated intelligence and security fields.

Book Review: The Unexpected Spy

Charged Affairs Editor Aubrey Rugo reviews the newly-released memoirs of Tracy Walder, in which Walder paints a picture of life as a woman in the CIA and FBI in the years following 9/11.

North Korea’s Belated Christmas Present

Kim Jong-un's “new strategic weapon” will be something that he hopes will throw the US and its allies off balance. The lack of diplomatic progress on denuclearization only benefits North Korea, and good faith talks must resume.

Striking a Balance on Korea

As the US continues to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Washington must balance its priorities between appeals to Pyongyang and maintaining its valuable relationship with Seoul.

North Korea’s Submarines are not yet a Threat

North Korea does not yet have a meaningful submarine nuclear deterrent. However, that does not mean, though, that military planners should ignore it.

Enrichment and the End of the JCPOA

The JCPOA is dying a slow death. The US should try to save the JCPOA, while also thinking about a potential successor agreement based on the central tenets of the NPT and nuclear nonproliferation.