Perspectives on Current Events

Institute co-founder Leon Panetta writes occasional commentaries which have appeared on the feature and op-ed pages of several regional and national publications. Prior to his return to government service in 2009, these commentaries were published in The Monterey County Herald, San Jose Mercury News, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Post, and other newspapers. After serving as director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, Mr. Panetta returned to the Institute on February 27, 2013. His available published commentaries dating back to 2001 are accessible below.


Commentaries from 2016
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2015
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2009
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2008
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2007
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2006
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2005
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2004
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2003
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2002
by Leon E. Panetta


Commentaries from 2001
by Leon E. Panetta