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.
How Not to Pressure Putin
Britain needs strategic patience, not shrill denunciations, to keep Russia in check.
U.S. Spies to Partner With Human Rights Groups to Keep an Eye on North Korea
The imagery agency wants its own “CIA World Factbook.”
All Eyes on North Korea
Intelligence agencies are surging resources to focus on the Korean Peninsula.
How Israel Won a War but Paid a High Moral Price
A decade of targeted assassinations has pushed the boundaries of Israel's laws and military ethics — and harmed its image across the globe.
How the Spies Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fitbit
The debate over whether fitness trackers should be allowed in sensitive areas has dragged on for years.
Size Doesn’t Matter for Spies Anymore
In the era of cyber-espionage, even the smallest countries can play on the biggest stage.
Financier Is Top Choice to Advise President on Intelligence Matters
Trump has finally picked members for a key intelligence advisory board, and billionaire Stephen Feinberg is slated to head it.
Lawmakers Demand Investigation Into Lack of Whistleblower Protections for Spies
Senate leaders across party lines are concerned intelligence community watchdogs are failing to protect whistleblowers.
Shake-Up at Pentagon Intelligence Agency Sparks Concern
The director of the agency responsible for analyzing satellite imagery says he wants to modernize the work. Some employees fear they’re being replaced by artificial intelligence.
A Crisis of Leadership at the Military Intelligence Agency’s Watchdog Office
Since two whistleblowers stepped forward two years ago, morale at the Defense Intelligence Agency Office of the Inspector General has plummeted.
Mike Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI, Is Cooperating on Russia Probe
The former national security adviser was asked by Trump team officials to make contact with the Russians.
A Key Intelligence Advisory Board Has No Members
President Trump’s antipathy toward the intel community extends to the Intelligence Advisory Board.