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

How the Washington Post Accommodates Disinformation

Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius!!

Trump’s War on Arms Control and Disarmament

Trump Administration and the Washington Post: Picking Fights Together

How the New York Times Enhances Trump’s Propaganda

A New John Ratcliffe or the Same Old Story?

The Washington Post’s Neocons are Beating Cold War Drums…Again

Trump Takes His War on Intelligence to a New Level

Trump’s Beijing Problem: Starting a New Cold War

The President and His Mob: the Autopsy of Governance

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Body Politic

The Coronavirus and the Urgent Need to Redefine National Security 

Bolton’s Battle With Government Censorship

The Real John Bolton

The Media and the Military Mindset

Trump’s Latest Debacle: an Incompetent and Deceitful National Security Team

The Incoherence of U.S. Policy in the Middle East

The FBI: Another Worry in the National Security State

Meet Ukraine: America’s Newest “Strategic Ally”

Trump’s War on Whistleblowers

The Central Role of the Whistleblower

James Comey, Whistleblower

The Great Cost and Myth of U.S. Defense Spending

The Last of the Adults on Trump’s National Security Team

The International Spy Museum in DC: Lies, Spies, and Paranoia

The U.S.-Iran Imbroglio: Dangerous Lessons To Be Learned

Trump’s Russian Problem

The Twin Dangers of Exceptionalism and Mindless Bi-Partisanship

Congressional Catering to Netanyahu Must End

The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament

Trump and the Middle East: a Long Record of Personal Failure

The Rehabilitation of Gina Haspel by the New York Times

The NYTs Tries to Rehabilitate Bloody Gina Haspel

The Case Against the CIA’s Censors

Russia’s Proposal for North Korean Denuclearization: Will It Survive John Bolton?

Star Wars Revisited: One More Nightmare From Trump

Washington’s Latest Cold War Maneuver: Pulling Out of the INF

What is to be Done?

Trump’s Psyche and the Threat of Force

The CIA’s Double Standard Revisited

Donald the Destroyer

Montenegro and the “Manchurian Candidate”

McCarthyism Revisited

A Major Win for Trump’s War Cabinet

The CIA’s Big Lie for Gina Haspel

The Attacks on James Comey

Trump’s First Big Test: a Crisis for All of Us

The Mad Man Theory: Nixon, Trump and Bolton

The Great Myth of the So-Called “Adults in the Room”

Caveat Emptor: MSNBC and CNN Use CIA Apologists for False Commentary