Spies Are Fighting a Shadow War Against the Coronavirus
Intelligence agencies will play a growing role in keeping their countries safe during the pandemic—by any means necessary.
The Coronavirus Is the Worst Intelligence Failure in U.S. History
It’s more glaring than Pearl Harbor and 9/11—and it’s all the fault of Donald Trump’s leadership.
Trump’s Pick for Intelligence Chief Represents a Step Forward for Gay Rights
Not long ago, Richard Grenell would have been disqualified for his sexuality. It’s a pity, however, that he’s not the right candidate for such an important job.
The Death of Truth to Power
Intelligence services do their job by staying out of politics. Donald Trump’s new intelligence chief could end all that.
Richard Grenell: Pundit, Envoy, Spokesman. Spy?
His ascension to the highest intelligence post in the United States heightens fears that the Trump administration is politicizing intelligence.
Can the U.S.-U.K. Special Relationship Weather the Huawei Storm?
Boris Johnson breaks with Trump, opening Britain’s doors to a Chinese telecommunications giant that Washington fears is an espionage threat.
Is Trump Trying to Get Ukraine to Take Out Biden for Him?
How a whistleblower case involving what the U.S. president said to a foreign leader could affect the 2020 election.
Whistleblower Fight Could Chill Reports of Wrongdoing
Laws on whistleblowing weren’t crafted to deal with concerns about a president.
Can Trump’s Pick for Intel Chief Tell the President What He Needs to Hear?
Critics say John Ratcliffe may be too political to be believed as the next director of national intelligence.
Document of the Week: The 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on WMDs in Iraq
The Iraq intelligence debacle casts a shadow over the U.S. assessment of a threat from Iran.
You Can’t Defeat Tomorrow’s Terrorists by Fighting Yesterday’s Enemy
Countries from Sri Lanka and Israel to the United States and Norway have failed to prevent attacks because their intelligence agencies were fixated on the last threat rather than the next one.
The World This Weekend
In recent days, Washington raced to decipher the Mueller report and Indonesian voters cast ballots at more than 800,000 polling stations.
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.
Christchurch Has Seen Trauma Before—Just Not Like This
The quiet New Zealand city has endured natural disaster. But until March 15, it had never faced an unnatural one.
Neither U.S. Senators nor Trump’s Team Is Lying About Khashoggi’s Killing
But the White House’s spin tactics are not doing it any favors.
Neither Side Gets the Khashoggi Debate Right
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.