About the Authors

Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes

Richard A. Clarke

Richard Clarke is CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management which advises companies and governments on cyber security.

He served for thirty years in the United States Government, including an unprecedented ten continuous years as a White House officiat serving three consecutive Presidents. In the White House he was Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace, and National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism.

Since leaving government in 2003, Mr. Clarke has served as an on-air consultant for ABC News for ten years, taught at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government for five years, and is the author of eight books. His first book, Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror (2004) was a New York Times #1 best seller. In 2017, he published Warnings, 14 case studies of experts whose predictions of impending disaster were ignored. His ground-breaking work, Cyber War, was voted by a cyber expert panel as one of the field’s foundational works.

R.P. Eddy is the CEO of Ergo, a leading intelligence and advisory firm, and of Four Rivers, an investment firm focused on Asia. Previously, he served as Director at the White House National Security Council, Chief of Staff to the US Ambassador to the UN, Richard Holbrooke, Senior Advisor to Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson, and Senior Policy Officer to the Secretary-General of the UN, Kofi Annan, where he served as an architect of the Global Fund to Prevent AlDS, TB, and Malaria.

Eddy was a member of the State Department Senior Executive Service and achieved the diplomatic rank of Minister-Counselor. He was a Managing Director at the Gerson Lehrman Group and a Team Leader at the Monitor Group. The World Economic Forum at Davos honored him as a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" and Foreign Policy noted him as one of the United States’ 100 “most esteemed terrorism and national security experts.”

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Board of the Middle East Institute. Eddy was the Founder of the Center for Policing Terrorism (which advised the NYPD after 9/11), and Co-Chairman of the Mayor of Los Angeles’ Advisory Board on Counterterrorism. He has been a Senior Fellow or associate at Harvard University, the Madison Policy Forum, and the Manhattan Institute. He has a B.Sc. in Neuroscience from Brown University.

R.P. Eddy



Excerpts from Richard A. Clarke's Complete Collection.


Pinnacle Event
Sting of theDrone
The Scorpion's Gate


Cyber War
Against All Enemies
Your Government Failed You