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.
A New Cold Front in Russia’s Information War
As NATO’s footprint grows in Norway, Moscow may be using an espionage case to inflame the country’s internal divisions.
Russia’s Military Intelligence Agency Isn’t Stupid
Don’t let the reporting on the suspected Skripal attackers fool you: Moscow got what it wanted.
Why Did an Israeli Intelligence Firm Spy on a Former Obama Official?
On our podcast: Colin Kahl was targeted by Black Cube, the same company Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein hired to discredit his accusers.
The ‘Time of Troubles’ Is Back for America’s Spies
If you want to understand the tensions between policymakers and spooks under Donald Trump, look to the 1970s.
How Much Damage Did Trump Cause in Helsinki?
The president’s disgraceful remarks could have disturbing results.
Ethiopia and Eritrea Have a Common Enemy
Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki are racing toward peace because they both face the same threat: hard-liners in the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front.
Torture, Morality at Heart of Senate Hearing on Trump’s Pick to Head CIA
Gina Haspel dodges questions but appears headed toward narrow confirmation.
Netanyahu’s ‘Iran Lied’ Presentation Shows Why Trump Should Keep the Nuke Deal
Israel and the United States are both led by men who are hard to trust.
Can Abiy Ahmed Save Ethiopia?
The announcement of a new prime minister has led to widespread celebrations, but reforming the country without alienating the army will not be easy.