Amy Zegart is an Fellow at the Fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations and an Associate Professor of Public Policy at UCLA's School of Public Affairs. She is an expert in U.S. intelligence and the design problems of U.S. national security agencies. She has served on the Clinton National Security Council staff and as a foreign policy adviser to the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. Her most recent book, Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
(Princeton University Press, 2007) examines why U.S. intelligence agencies failed to adapt to the rise of terrorism after the Cold War.
Zegart is a former Fulbright Scholar, holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford, an A.B. in East Asian Studies from Harvard, and is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a frequent guest blogger and has appeared on numerous TV networks and national radio programs.
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September 09, 2008
When liberals question Sarah Palin's parenting and social conservatives support her career ambitions, you know something very bizarre is going on. McCain's VP pick has hit a nerve, revealing some ugly realities about women in American politics.
September 11, 2008
How quickly we forget. Today, John McCain and Barack Obama shared a "We are the World" moment at Ground Zero to remember the 7th anniversary of 9/11. What they didn't do was say how they intend to reform US intelligence to prevent the next...
September 16, 2008
With all the talk of experience in the presidential campaign, there's one glaring omission: experience in the shadowy world of intelligence. Both Barack Obama and John McCain are senators. Both have served on important national security committees...
October 02, 2008
Readers may have noticed a dip in blog postings this week. The reason: with the start of fall quarter classes, this Category 5 election has come whirling onto campus. The excitement is palpable: On Monday, my "Introduction to Public Policy...