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

Biden, Pelosi and the Futility of Dual Containment

Henry Kissinger: A Warmonger’s Lying Continues

President Biden and Iran: the Cost of a Missed Opportunity

The “New” Middle East Resembles The Old Middle East

Washington Post Promotes New Adversary For Pentagon: The Middle East

Moscow’s War In Ukraine vs. Washington’s “Special Military Operation”

More Bloat For Bloated Defense Spending

The NYT Acknowledges the CIA’s Big Lie for Gina Haspel

American Exceptionalism: Our Gun Culture at Home and Abroad

The Danger of Worsening Relations With Both Russia and China

The United States Specializes in Exaggerating the Threat

What Russian Folklore Can Tell Us About Russia

U.S. Intelligence Boasting Intensifies Russian-American Proxy War 

New York Times’ Hall of Shame: Ross Douthat Rivals Duranty and Miller

Clinton’s Revisionism on NATO Expansion

Another Genocide: Bucha Joins Guernica and Babi Yar

Albright and Clinton: Two Peas in the Pod of “Liberal Interventionism”

Biden Gets a Chance to Get the Refugee Issue Right

Cold War 2.0: Much Worse Than the Original Cold War

The United States Of America: Victims Of Its Own Disinformation

Bedfellows Still: Robert Gates and the Washington Post

The Mad Man Theory May Have Its Mad Man

Nikita Khrushchev and Vlad the Invader: Perils and Defeats of Overreach

State Department Gratuitously Invokes Monroe Doctrine Against Russia

Ukraine and the Dangerous Munich Analogy

Israel, an Apartheid Nation? Of Course!

The United States of Hypocrisy: Revisiting the Monroe Doctrine

Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius: Why Do You Want More War?

Bill Clinton’s Role in the Crisis Over Ukraine

Kazakhstan: Militarist’s Newest Case For Confronting Putin’s Russia

Biden and the Tragedy of US Foreign Policy

J. Edgar Hoover’s Legacy: Spying On Democracy

The Mainstream Media Seems to Want More War for the United States

President Biden’s Democracy Summit: An “International Kiss”

The United States Can Solve the Ukraine Crisis

Why There Are So Few Whistleblowers

The Pentagon and the Washington Post: Cold War Brothers-in-Arms

No End to the Washington Post’s War on Whistleblowers

It is Time For General Mark Milley to Step Aside

The New York Times Nominates Bob Gates to Save the Biden Administration

Colin Powell: Willful Victim of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Deceit

CIA Creates a Mission Center to Counter China

The Mounting Confusion of President Biden’s National Security Policy

Dangerous “War Scares” Of 1974, 1983, And 2021: What Needs To Be Done?

The Dangerous Exaggeration of the Threat

Is It Biden’s Turn to be Boxed In?

“Rogue Nations” and “Failed States”: America Doesn’t Know the Difference

Robert M. Gates: Poster Child for Bureaucratic Deceit

Afghanistan: the Miserable Performance Of The Mainstream Media

Ukraine: the Key to Unlocking the Russian-American Stalemate