What we can learn from one of the most brilliant deceptions of World War II.
Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.
The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.
The days of euphoria are long gone. Can Libyans reboot the revolution?
How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.
It's time for Congress to use its freedom of speech power to force the intelligence debate out into the open.
Everything you need to know about war is in children's books.
Nearly 60 years ago, Egypt's generals tried to crush the Muslim Brotherhood. It didn’t go well.
What the undead can teach us about the fall of Rome -- and cyberwar.
Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.
What John McCain, Richard Cohen, and Jeffrey Goldberg have in common.
Five rules for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to make sure that life on the run goes as smoothly as possible.
Good luck with that.
Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.
How John McCain became America's unofficial ambassador of leading from the front.
Some Egyptians see military rule as a solution to their problems. Here's why it's a bad idea.
How the media covered national-security leaks in Daniel Ellsberg's day.
The CIA's a lot better at targeted killing now than it used to be.
The EU can't get its act together when it comes to a common foreign policy. But it's common economics that's screwed the Syrian rebels.
Why today's presidents have more war-waging power than ever -- and why no Congress will ever stand in their way.
How Robert Mueller transformed -- for better and for worse -- the FBI into a counterterrorism agency.