Biden’s Pick for CIA Director Singles Out China as ‘Biggest Geopolitical Test’
Bill Burns, a veteran diplomat, will helm the spy agency in an era of renewed great-power competition.
Biden Has a Golden Chance to Remake U.S. Intelligence
Agencies need to adapt to an information-heavy era.
What Spies Really Think About John le Carré
The British novelist didn’t just write about the world of intelligence. He changed it forever.
Bellingcat Can Say What U.S. Intelligence Can’t
Open-source investigations enable officials and lawmakers to discuss Russian skullduggery without exposing sources and methods of U.S. intelligence
What’s Behind the Mysterious Illness of U.S. Diplomats and Spies?
Whatever’s causing it, all signs point to Moscow.
Forget Counterterrorism, the United States Needs a Counter-Disinformation Strategy
If the U.S. government wants to win the information wars, Cold War-era tactics won’t cut it anymore.
This November, America’s Safety Is on the Ballot
Americans are already less safe because of growing distrust in their intelligence. Dangers will multiply without a change in political leadership.
U.S. at Risk of Being Outpaced by China, a New Intel Committee Report Finds
An assessment by the House Intelligence Committee says the United States will be hard-pressed to meet China’s multidimensional challenge if it stays in a counterterrorism mindset.
China Is Taking Advantage of India’s Intelligence Failures
New Delhi has failed to learn from its mistakes.
Britain Is Botching This Cold War Just Like the Last One
British politicians and spies are continuing a tradition of sticking their heads in the sand against inconvenient attacks.
4 Key Takeaways From the British Report on Russian Interference
The U.K., in contrast to the United States, never sought to establish how much Russia may have interfered with the 2016 Brexit referendum, a parliamentary committee concluded.
Trump’s New Director of National Intelligence Doesn’t Understand His Job
John Ratcliffe, a Trump loyalist without intelligence experience, sees his job as helping the president and undermining the intelligence community.
China Will Use Huawei to Spy Because So Would You
There is a long, and secret, history of countries—including Britain and the United States—forcing companies to protect national security by helping them eavesdrop in bulk.
What’s This Unit of Russian Spies That Keeps Getting Outed?
Unit 29155 of the GRU is behind plenty of Russia’s high-profile misadventures abroad—and now, apparently, the bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
CIA Recruitment Has Joined the Social Media Age
A new video tries to make spying for the United States attractive for today’s youth—but cuts some corners along the way.
Senate Demands Answers on Afghanistan Pullout
Lawmakers want answers from the nation’s top spy about the impact of a hasty U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Senators Question Fitness of Trump’s Nominee for Intelligence Chief
Ratcliffe gets grilled over his role in misrepresenting the facts during the U.S. president’s impeachment.
Trump’s Politicization of U.S. Intelligence Agencies Could End in Disaster
Purging seasoned professionals and politicizing the work of analysts and agents endanger American lives.
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.