Rolf Mowatt-Larssen

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Rolf Mowatt-Larssen is senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.  He served over three years as the Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to that position, he served for 23 years as a CIA intelligence officer in various domestic and international posts, including Chief of the Europe Division in the Directorate of Operations, Chief of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Department, Counterterrorist Center, and Deputy Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support. Prior to his career in intelligence, Mr. Mowatt-Larssen served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. He is a recipient of the CIA Director’s Award, the George W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the Secretary of Energy’s Exceptional Service Medal, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, Secretary of Defense Civilian Distinguished Service Medal, and the National Intelligence Superior Performance Medal, among others.

Articles by this author:

Good Governance Paper No. 22: Preventing Politicization of the Security Clearance System

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Nov 2nd, 2020

Why I Signed the Former CIA Officials’ Letter on Clearances: In Defense of Rule of Law

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Aug 20th, 2018

Security Clearance Removals and Presidential Politicization of Intelligence

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Jul 27th, 2018

Helsinki Summit: A Time for Choosing—Three observations by former senior CIA officer

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Jul 16th, 2018

In Trump Era, a Need to Revive Ideals of Jefferson’s Pursuit of Happiness

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Jun 27th, 2018

Trump as a Russian Target – Through the Eyes of a former CIA Russian Expert

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Jun 25th, 2018

Trump’s War–More Risk Than Reward for US Military Involvement in Afghanistan

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Aug 22nd, 2017

The Media Is Not Asking the Right Questions on Trump Jr. Emails and Meeting with the “Russian Government Lawyer”

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Jul 11th, 2017

The Making of a Russian Spy: A Roadmap for the FBI to Resolve Russia Gate

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Jun 19th, 2017

Assessing the Damage of the President’s Intelligence Sharing with Russia

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May 17th, 2017

U.S.-Russian Relations After the Russian Hacking Affair

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Dec 30th, 2016

Recommendations to the New President on Countering WMD and Terrorism

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Nov 17th, 2016

The Strategic Balance: A New US-Russian Zero Sum Game

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Oct 17th, 2016

The Long War: The Real Threat of Militant Islamic Extremism

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Apr 11th, 2016

A World at War With Daesh

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Nov 20th, 2015

The Iran Deal and a New US Strategy for the Middle East

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Jul 27th, 2015

Give the Nuclear Framework a Chance

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Apr 8th, 2015

Any Effort to Counter Violent Extremism Must Deal with Religion

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Feb 20th, 2015

The Paris Attack and Terrorism’s Next Frontier

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Jan 9th, 2015

What the Cold War Can Teach Us About Containing ISIL

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Nov 17th, 2014

Ebola Could Become President Obama’s Katrina

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Oct 18th, 2014

ISIL as an Insurgency and a Terrorist Threat

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Sep 25th, 2014