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- Jan 30 20175 minutes
What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do
The Trump administration appears to have reversed the ban on green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Denied Clemency, Snowden Remains Trapped In Putin’s Game
RUSSIA WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE Edward Snowden’s final destination. When he decided in 2013 to leave his comfortable job in Hawaii as a U.S. intelligence contractor and expose his government’s most invasive spying programs, the whistle-blower knew he wa
- Jan 10 20174 minutes
What the World Might Look Like in 5 Years, According to U.S. Intelligence
Even America's own government analysts see the American Era drawing to a close.
- Jan 23 20172 minutes
Russia, A Dossier Of Rumors And A President-Elect
WASHINGTON HAS LONG BEEN A CITY fueled by gossip, innuendo and backbiting, much of it anonymous and some of it completely fabricated. But rarely does such material ever get inserted into formal documents. And there may be no precedent for a report co
- Oct 3 20162 minutes
Don’t Pardon Edward Snowden
He performed a service by revealing NSA methods but should still face a jury
- Feb 6 20171 minute
Britain’s Theresa May Is All-In On Brexit With Lousy Cards
ON BREXIT, PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY has played a horrible hand as well as anyone could. She has managed to maintain unity within her Conservative Party and worked hard to overcome suspicions that she isn’t committed to leaving the E.U. Setting out
- Jan 9 20174 minutes
The Game Putin Plays
Diplomacy is like chess, a sport Russia excels in. Putin is a grandmaster of something else
- Jan 27 20174 minutes
Trump, Russian Spies And The ‘Golden Shower Memos'
An uncorroborated report circulated by U.S. intelligence alleges Russian security agents watched Trump engaging in “perverted sexual acts.”
- Jan 5 20175 minutes
What Did The Senate Hearing Reveal About Russian Hacking?
A Q&A with cybersecurity expert Michael Sulmeyer on today’s Armed Services Committee hearing and the intelligence community’s response to foreign interference
- Jan 23 20171 minute
Six Months In, Is Britain’s Theresa May Bungling Brexit?
TARA JOHN/LONDON THERESA MAY PASSED HER SIXTH month as Prime Minister on Jan. 13 as the defining issue of her term—Britain’s withdrawal from the E.U.—nears a crisis point. The resignation of a key civil servant on Jan. 3 was the latest blow to a Bre
- Feb 6 20171 minute
The Travel Ban: Unwise, Un-American
It won’t make the U.S. any safer and will make the global campaign against terrorism tougher
- Jan 18 20173 minutes
In Defense of the Chelsea Manning Commutation
Those who worry that it undermines state secrets would do better to start addressing the core reasons that the classification system is losing legitimacy.
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Cyberwars: We Must Prepare Ourselves For The Wars Of The Future
ALL FUTURE WARS WILL BEGIN AS CYBERWARS. CYBERATTACKS and online disinformation campaigns will define the next generation of conflict, and they will unfold silently, invisibly and relatively inexpensively. The threat is real, but we are equipped with
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
Why Donald Trump Bears Blame for Making America Less Safe
The president’s attack on a federal judge and the “court system" add to his short-sighted approach to protecting the United States.
- Dec 26 20162 minutes
Donald Trump’s Newworld Disorder
The post-World War II global order is a great U.S. achievement. It should not be imperiled
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
JFK assassination secrets scheduled for 2017 release
- Jan 6 20175 minutes
Trump Vs. The Spies
In defense of the intelligence community
- Dec 13 20162 minutes
Why Some People Think A Typo Cost Clinton The Election
A misleading email from a campaign staffer was just one mistake that helped Russian hackers steal data from Democrats.
- Feb 16 20173 minutes
Three Reasons to Reject Trump's Criticism of Intelligence Leaks
The self-proclaimed WikiLeaks lover is poorly positioned to complain about the release of information that disadvantages his administration.
- Jan 23 20173 minutes
May Spells Out Her Ambitious Wish List
Tariff-free trade? Yes. Unlimited immigration? No, no, no | Retaliation “would not be the act of a friend”
- Jan 20 20172 minutes
Davos In The Time Of Disorder
This year’s World Economic Forum meeting would do well to seek inspiration from individuals rather than institutions.
- Jan 2 20173 minutes
Beware The Tricks And Traps Of Donald Trump, News Manipulator In Chief
ON OCT. 7, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, a tape appeared of Donald Trump saying vile things about women to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush. We, the media, went berserk. For the next two weeks, as various women came forward accusing Tru
- Jan 10 20172 minutes
Trump Will Inherit the Biggest NATO Buildup in Europe Since the Cold War
If Vladimir Putin intervened in the U.S. election to help the NATO-skeptical candidate, the alliance is enhancing its forces anyway.
- Jan 9 201720 minutes
Inside LAX's New Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit
If the airport’s experimental team succeeds, every critical infrastructure site in the world might soon have its own in-house intel operation.
- Sep 26 20164 minutes
The Ex-Spy Shaping India’s Foreign Policy
Doval has advocated a nationalist agenda and a stronger military | “He’s known as an Indian James Bond”
- Dec 28 20169 minutes
The 10 Most Significant World Events in 2016
And how they’ll reverberate in the coming year
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Peru Is a Bright Spot on the Global Stage
THERE ARE FAR TOO FEW EXAMPLES of good government these days. That’s why Peru, a small commodity-driven economy with an already accomplished new President, deserves more of the world’s attention. Since taking office in July, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, an
- Aug 22 20161 minute
The JonBenet Ramsey Case: A Timeline
The little girl’s shocking murder stunned the nation—and led investigators through nearly two decades of twists and suspects
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
Preparing For Brexit Just Got Harder
The U.K. has 11 weeks before the clock begins on formal talks | “The essence of any … deal” can fit “on one side of a piece of paper”
- Jan 16 20171 minute
No Winners In The Intelligence War
The president-elect’s feud with America’s spymasters helps neither side