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Kathleen J. McInnis

Kathleen J. McInnis is a research consultant with the U.S. program at Chatham House. She served as a Pentagon strategist from 2006 to 2009.
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Four Questions for NATO's Leaders

September 2, 2014 The leaders of the 28 nations which make up the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are meeting in southern Wales on 4-5 September. The summit arrives at a pivotal moment for the alliance. NATO members are currently grappling with multiple challenges to their own security, including Russian aggression to the ...

Analysis: How shows like 'Homeland' insult real women in government

November 16, 2012 I'm probably one of the few people who can't stand the show Homeland. It's one of President Obama's favorite shows, after all. And sure, the central plot is gripping. Brody, the villain, is a U.S. marine and former prisoner-of-war-secretly-turned-terrorist-now-working-for-the-CIA. In the first season, the only person who suspected that Brody ...

Why Petraeus's affair matters (but Bill Clinton's didn't)

November 13, 2012 Along with millions who have lived and worked with members of the military, I was shocked when General Petraeus resigned on Friday. While it's a personal tragedy, it's only one of a number of body blows our military community has absorbed over the past couple of years. One blow: concerns ...