Books in Brief
FP staff review recent releases on Chinese industrial espionage, the dissent channel in American diplomacy, and British anti-colonialism.
Could a Spy Save Liberal Democracy?
John Le Carré’s latest protagonist bridges his old and new heroes, contending with the question of loyalty to a liberal society in crisis.
Paul Whelan’s Freedom Is a Family Affair
Siblings of former U.S. Marine detained in Moscow work around the clock to procure his release.
Chinese Australians Are Not a Fifth Column
As tensions grow and Beijing seeks closer ties with the Chinese diaspora, Australians are becoming increasingly—and unnecessarily—suspicious of their fellow citizens.
The Spycraft Revolution
Changes in technology, politics, and business are all transforming espionage. Intelligence agencies must adapt—or risk irrelevance.
The Spies Who Came In From the Continent
How Brexit could spell the end of Britain’s famed advantage in intelligence.
The Manufacturer’s Dilemma
To secure itself, the West needs to figure out where all its gadgets are coming from. Here’s why that’s so difficult.
Mueller’s Bombshells Are About Putin, Not Trump
The special counsel’s report reveals a disorganized government with unclear lines of authority—and not just in Washington.
China Is Spying On Israel to Steal U.S. Secrets
Benjamin Netanyahu ignored the intelligence operations of Beijing and Moscow for too long. Now, the Israeli government is finally paying attention, but it could be too late.
American Held in Moscow a Prisoner to Paperwork
Paul Whelan’s family can’t discuss his case with the U.S. Embassy until he returns a signed waiver.
McFaul: Whelan’s Arrest Is ‘Very Strange’
The former U.S. ambassador to Russia says the former Marine's detention doesn’t fit the pattern of previous ones.
Paul Whelan’s Brother: Family Knew Little About His Interest in Russia
They learned about the Marine’s bad conduct discharge from media.
Why Isn’t Trump Talking About the American Jailed in Russia?
A president who takes pride in freeing U.S. detainees abroad has been strangely silent about Paul Whelan.
U.S. Citizen Held in Moscow Not Likely a Spy
Arrest could be retaliation for U.S. conviction of Russian national in influence operation.