Elias Groll

Elias Groll is an assistant editor at Foreign Policy. A native of Stockholm, Sweden, he received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, where he was the managing editor of The Harvard Crimson.

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Agent at Center of Spy Swap Was Cuban Crypto Expert

The mysterious Cuban spy at the center of the rapprochement between Havana and Washington now has a name: Rolando Sarraff Trujillo. A first lieutenant in ...

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The Mysterious Cuban Spy at the Center of Obama’s Havana Rapprochement

Sitting alone in her Cleveland Park apartment, Ana Montes, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s top Cuban analyst in the 1990s and a spy for the communist ...

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The Pakistani Taliban's War on Education, by the Numbers

The Pakistani Taliban's ruthless attacks on schools, teachers, and activists have disrupted the education of hundreds of thousands of Pakistani children.

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U.S. Ambassador to Israel Gets an Early Hanukkah Gift: an Iron Dome Menorah

Here you have it, a pretty spot-on metaphor for the American-Israeli relationship: U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro holding a menorah in the shape of the Iron ...

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Sydney Hostage Crisis Spawns #Illridewithyou Twitter Campaign

There is now a predictable cycle that seems to follow every perceived act of Islamist terror: first the attack, then the violent confrontation with police, ...

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Congressional Spending Bill Includes $20 Million for Endangered Wildlife

Earlier this week, we told you about Prince William’s efforts on behalf of the world’s rhinoceroses and other endangered creatures, which the illegal wildlife trade ...

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China Wins Again in Fight Against Dalai Lama

Pope Francis is more than a religious leader -- he’s also a politician. And that’s led him to controversially deny an audience to the Dalai ...

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Why USAID Got Into Bed With Cuban Rappers

For evidence that the U.S. government really has run out of ideas in its policy toward Cuba, look no further than the U.S. Agency for ...

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Video Captures Deadly Argument at a West Bank Checkpoint

There is still much that we do not know about the death of Ziad Abu Ein, a 55-year-old Palestinian minister without portfolio who died Wednesday ...

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A Pistol Near the Head and a Cordless Drill Near the Body

The Senate’s torture report says a CIA operative terrorized an al Qaeda suspect. Then things got really brutal.

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