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Ken Gude Archives

Misfiring at Al Qaeda in Yemen

Relying on CIA drones in Yemen risks making an already bad situation worse, writes Ken Gude. Resolving the country’s political crisis is a better way to fight terrorism there.

By Ken Gude | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Last Best Chance to Save Yemen

article icon Issue Brief The Yemeni president's forced departure provides a window for more direct U.S. engagement to resolve the crisis in the country, write Ken Gude and Ken Sofer.

By Ken Gude and Ken Sofer | Friday, June 10, 2011

Interactive: Who Will Lead Egypt?

cursor icon Interactive An interactive from Ken Sofer and Ken Gude looks at the major players and parties who could be on the ballot this fall.

By Ken Sofer and Ken Gude | Monday, May 16, 2011

GOP Detainee Bills Represent Return to Bush Policies

House and Senate GOP bills on detaining terrorists are too extreme, says Ken Gude. The Obama administration shouldn’t negotiate on them.

By Ken Gude | Friday, March 11, 2011

Re-engaging on Guantanamo

The Obama administration jumps back into the debate over detention policy with worthwhile improvements to the process, writes Ken Gude.

By Ken Gude | Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I’m Not Rich Enough!

Ken Gude explores the incredible self-aggrandizement of NFL owners in their collective bargaining negotiations with the players’ union.

By Ken Gude | Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Costs of Conservative Recalcitrance

Ken Gude details why not ratifying the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty would seriously harm our national security.

By Ken Gude | Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Upholding Our American Values

The biggest threat to bin Laden is precisely the kind of Islam embodied in the Cordoba Initiative mosque and community center, writes Ken Gude.

By Ken Gude | Monday, August 16, 2010

A Tale of Two Terrorists

Kevin Gude discusses broken ground in two terrorism cases in NYC and at Guantanamo Bay.

By Ken Gude | Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chasing Phantoms

Sen. Lieberman wants to fix a problem that doesn’t exist with a thoroughly misdirected solution, writes Ken Gude.

By Ken Gude | Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tackling the Terrorist Threat at Home and Abroad

The Obama administration took the right approach with the recent Times Square bomb suspect—and it’s taking the right approach against terrorists abroad, too, write Ken Gude and Brian Katulis.

By Ken Gude and Brian Katulis | Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Time for Courage

President Barack Obama must rise above the political pressure and keep the 9/11 trial in criminal court, argues Ken Gude.

By Ken Gude | Friday, March 5, 2010

Criminal Courts Are Tougher on Terrorists than Military Detention

The Obama administration should stick with the tough and proven system in an integrated arsenal of weapons to fight Al Qaeda, argues Ken Gude.

By Ken Gude | Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Multilayered Security

Disrupting terrorist attacks requires more than connecting the dots; Ken Gude outlines measures to improve the U.S. security system.

By Ken Gude | Monday, January 11, 2010

Excessive Secrecy Undermining Obama’s Human Rights Achievements

Ken Gude notes that the Obama administration is struggling to regain public confidence on torture transparency as the world celebrates Human Rights Day.

By Ken Gude | Thursday, December 10, 2009