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Deep Pockets, Deep Cover: The UAE Is Paying Ex-CIA Officers to Build a Spy Empire in the Gulf

They hired Americans to professionalize their intelligence service. But how far can former U.S. spies go?

President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Nov. 9. (Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty Images)

The NSS and the China Challenge

The president and his team deserve credit for formulating a coherent, cohesive approach to battling Beijing.

President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden at the White House on July 25.(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Evidence Is Damning: What Team Trump Knew and When

We already know that the Trump campaign was aware of — and intended to profit from — Moscow’s interference in the election.

President Donald Trump leaves the lecture after addressing the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump Boycotts U.N. Migration Talks

The White House’s ‘America First’ policymakers see little gain in setting the global rules for migration.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves for meetings after posing for photos for the press at the State Department on Nov. 29 in Washington. (Saul Loeb/AFPGetty Images)

Rexit: Secretary of State Tillerson Could Soon Get the Boot

Reports suggest Trump is mulling replacing the embattled secretary of state with CIA head Pompeo, and putting Sen. Tom Cotton at CIA.

Donald Trump holds a copy of Time Magazine outside the John Wayne Birthplace Museum in Winterset, Iowa, on Jan. 19, 2016. (Aron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

All the President’s Men of the Year

Donald Trump is pining for Time magazine’s recognition, but he has competition in his own White House.

Shiite Huthi rebels raise their weapons during a rally in support of Palestinians in Sanaa on July 1, 2016. (Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images)

With Saudi Blockade Threatening Famine in Yemen, U.S. Points Finger at Iran

White House pushes to release intel blaming Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabia

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov. 9 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

How Jared Kushner’s Newspaper Became a Favorite Outlet for WikiLeaks Election Hacks

The New York Observer, owned by Trump’s son-in-law, was a friendly outlet for the 2016 Russian hackers.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang talks to U.S. President Donald Trump at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang on Nov. 11. (Photo credit Jorge Silva/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Cozying Up to Trump Works

The rest of the world may not particularly like the U.S. president’s bluster, but playing to his ego is a pretty good strategy.

Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) talks with reporters in Washington D.C. on Nov. 3, 2015. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Can Senator Corker Save the State Department?

The gross misconduct of Rex Tillerson and the White House toward career diplomats and the Foreign Service might require an unlikely savior.

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in Ankara on Oct. 31. (Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Can’t Give Turkey a Hall Pass on Rule of Law

Turkey wants to play “hostage diplomacy” with the United States. But the risks of transactional politics have far-reaching consequences.

Former Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort at Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Yankee Stadium on Oct. 17, 2017. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Robert Mueller’s Opening Salvo Is a Show of Strength

A quick and dirty analysis on the Manafort and Papadopoulos cases.

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the beginning of a meeting at the White House on Jan. 31. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump Is Tarnishing the Military Brass

The president’s “generals” are serving the country at the expense of the reputation of its armed forces.

President Donald Trump holds a press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the White House Rose Garden on Oct. 16. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Have Stockholm Syndrome, and It’s Getting Worse

The GOP has stopped resisting President Trump and started accelerating his race to the bottom.

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