Author Archive

Jeffrey Fields

Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Relations,, USC


Here’s How Government Documents Are Classified to Keep Sensitive Information Safe

What are classified documents? Who gets to see them? What happens if they are released?


How Trump Can Avoid The Setbacks That Doomed North Korean Nuclear Talks in The Past

A former U.S. Department of Defense and State Department official explains why a hard-line approach on North Korea will likely fail, as it did with Iran.


How Did Classified Information Get Into Those Hillary Clinton Emails?

An academic who used to hold top secret security clearance explains how things get classified and why the Clinton email scandal is hard to nail down.