Greg Treverton

Director, Rand Corporation's Center for Global Risk and Security

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Director of the Rand Corporation's Center for Global Risk and Security; author of Reshaping National Intelligence for an Age of Information and the forthcoming Intelligence for an Age of Terror; former Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council

 

 

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The Director of National Intelligence and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center  told Senators today  what was already clear, that the Christmas Day bombing attempt over…

Is Preventing Terrorism an Unattainable Goal?

The Director of National Intelligence and the head of the National Counterterrorism Center told Senators today what was already clear, that the Christmas Day bombing attempt over…

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Democrat  Leon Panetta  of Monterey served in Congress for 17 years. He was Bill Clinton's budget director and chief of staff, and he was part of the  Iraq Study Group .

Leon Panetta, Obama's Surprise Pick to Head the CIA

Democrat Leon Panetta of Monterey served in Congress for 17 years. He was Bill Clinton's budget director and chief of staff, and he was part of the Iraq Study Group .

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

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The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

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Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

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