Tech Giants Are Giving China a Vital Edge in Espionage
U.S. officials say private Chinese firms have been enlisted to process stolen data for their country’s spy agencies.
Beijing Ransacked Data as U.S. Sources Went Dark in China
As Xi consolidated power, U.S. officials struggled to read China’s new ruler.
China Used Stolen Data to Expose CIA Operatives in Africa and Europe
The discovery of U.S. spy networks in China fueled a decadelong global war over data between Beijing and Washington.
Death of a Whistleblower
Questions raised by a Pentagon investigator went unanswered following his workplace suicide.
Greed and Graft at U.N. Climate Program
Whistleblowers and experts allege corruption at a United Nations Development Program project for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Russia, according to a Foreign Policy investigation.
Guatemala Declares War on History
Looking for help on immigration, the Trump administration is silent in the face of Guatemala’s effort to seal its dirty war archive.
Kafka Would Impeach Trump
Everything about the Mueller report is ambiguous—except its ultimate moral meaning.
What the Mueller Report Tells Us About Russia’s Designs on 2020
Political chaos in Washington is what Moscow was hoping for all along, U.S. intelligence officials say. And the Kremlin would like to create more of it.
And Now the Mueller Backlash Begins
With Trump somewhat vindicated by the special counsel, chances of impeachment are dimming.
Corrupt Guatemalans’ GOP Lifeline
U.S. Republicans are weakening a U.N. anti-corruption investigation into President Jimmy Morales. What are they getting in exchange?
How Russian Money Helped Save Trump’s Business
After his financial disasters two decades ago, no U.S. bank would touch him. Then foreign money began flowing in.
The U.N. concluded two of its investigators, an American and a Swede, were killed in a random ambush in Congo. But evidence suggests they may have walked into a government trap.
What’s Bad for Trump Is Worse for Putin
The Kremlin can expect more sanctions and more investigations from a Democratic House.
Pompeo Has Been Undermining the State Department Since the Benghazi Investigation
Trump's nominee for secretary of state must answer for the false claims and recycled conspiracies he propagated.
U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness
Leaked reports reveal the organization's faulty forensics on sexual misconduct — and the culture of impunity they produce.
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.
White House Counsel Knew in January Flynn Probably Violated the Law
Don McGahn was looking at whether the national security advisor violated federal laws just days after Trump moved into the White House.
The Unsolved Mystery of Michael Flynn’s Plea Deal
It might be a dramatic breakthrough in the investigation of Donald Trump — or a revelation of Robert Mueller’s weak hand.
Scoops on Paul Manafort Raise New Questions About the Russia Investigation
People anticipating a swift end to this drama should temper their expectations.
The Senate’s Russia Investigators Need to Slow Down
The chairman is trying to hurry to wrap things up, but there's a ton more work to do.
Is Trump Jr.’s Meeting Evidence of a Conspiracy or a Circus?
A meeting with Donald Trump, Jr. has made a Russian attorney and an Azerbaijani pop star household names.
As Russia Investigation Widens, U.S. Lawmakers Get Rare Access to Raw Intel
The Senate Intel Committee takes a field trip to CIA headquarters.
The United States Used Depleted Uranium in Syria
The airstrikes on oil trucks in Islamic State-controlled areas employed the toxic material, which has been accused of causing cancer and birth defects.
The Coldest Case
Eugene Mallove gave up everything to pursue the holy grail of nuclear energy. Did it cost him his life?
When Wall Street Went to Africa
A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
Unarmed Guards, Bogus Terror Drills, and 96 Tons of Plutonium
Three years after Fukushima, Japanese officials insist their nuclear facilities are safe. They're not.
Meet the Spies Doing the NSA’s Dirty Work
This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.
‘We Knew They Were Coming’
The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.
The Kafka-esque story of the U.S. translators being held against their will in a Kuwaiti hangar.
How Congress Screwed Up America’s Security Clearance System
Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.