Melvin Goodman

Melvin A. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and a professor of government at Johns Hopkins University.  A former CIA analyst, Goodman is the author of Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA and National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism. and A Whistleblower at the CIA. His most recent books are “American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump” (Opus Publishing, 2019) and “Containing the National Security State” (Opus Publishing, 2021). Goodman is the national security columnist for

The Strategic Nightmare That Follows the “Forever War”

When Difi Took on the CIA Over Torture

We Must Reduce the American Role in the Middle East

More Evidence Regarding Henry Kissinger’s Lies About Chile

The CIA Director Should Not be Part of the Policy Process

A Grain Airlift for Ukraine

Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The Strange Rehabilitation of Elliott Abrams

The Institutionalization of the New Cold War

U.S. Cluster Bombs to Ukraine: An Act of Desperation

Has the Putin-Prigozhin Confrontation Opened a Door for Negotiation?

Netanyahu Takes Aim At U.S. Diplomacy Again

Honor Daniel Ellsberg by Abrogating the Espionage Act

The Enduring Traumas of War Scares for the United States and Russia

Birds of a Feather: Trump and Airman Jack Teixeira

The USS Liberty: a Well-Planned Accident

The Mainstream Media’s Unwillingness to Challenge U.S. Militarization

The Washington Post’s Newest Strategy for Challenging China

The Global Importance of Sino-American Relations

The Biden Administration and the Crossroads of Conflict

US Hypocrisy and the Global South

The US and the War Crimes in the War on Terror

Is the US Finally Losing Influence in the Middle East?

The Washington Post’s Syria Fixation

The Washington Post’s One-Sided Assessment of Disinformation

The “October Surprise”: Throwing History Off Course

Still Spinning the Iraq War 20 Years Later

China’s Foreign Policy: Lessons for the United States

The United States and Human Rights: a History of Hypocrisy

John Bolton, the Washington Post and the Death of Arms Control

Blinken’s Unwise, Unwarranted Trip to Central Asia

The Biden National Security Team Must Get Smarter…Sooner

The Chinese Balloon: the Biden Team’s Hot Air

A Costly and Prolonged Cold War Now Seems a Certainty

Breaking the Addiction to Secrets and Secrecy

Harvard’s Kennedy School: Key Part Of The Military-Industrial Complex

Can the United States Provide an Off-Ramp For Putin?

The New Cold War Could Be Worse

Diplomacy For Dealing With the Problem of North Korea

How the New York Times Mythologizes US-Israeli Relations

Biden’s National Security Team is Trailing Badly at Halftime

Understanding Russian National Security

Fascism: Israeli Style

The Mid-Term Elections And American Foreign Policy

The Militarism and Mechanics of the National Security State

The NYT Loses Its Editorial Mind

Biden’s Obsession With China

Lessons From the Cuban Missile Crisis

United States and Russia: Dangerous Export of Democracy and Dictatorship

Meet Our New “Secretary Of State”…Nancy Pelosi