Intelligence

Report

How Do You Teach an Old Gun New Tricks?

The CIA wants to use fingerprint scanners and GPS devices to make sure Syria's rebels target Assad -- not the West.

Yochi Dreazen |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: Obama's drone war in Yemen

Biden to pledge support for Ukraine; Assad still using chems?; Possibly less than 10k in Afg; Dem gubernatorial candidate steps in it; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold with Nathaniel Sobel |

Argument

Waste of Space

135 million pieces of junk are orbiting Earth at 18,000 mph -- and U.S. space dominance is in danger of being ripped to shreds.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Spies Like Us

A former spook tells us why "The Americans" is filled with more intrigue than real espionage.

Aki Peritz |

Report

I Was Against Pollard's Release Before I Was for It

John Kerry and Washington's decades-long fight over releasing Israel's controversial spy.

Shane Harris |

Report

Early Release

Jonathan Pollard is Israel's most notorious spy. So why are Washington and Jerusalem talking about freeing him?

Shane Harris |

Report

Agent Provocateur

Meet the little-known senator who's waging war on the CIA.

John Hudson |

Situation Report

FP's Situation Report: A team player accuses the CIA of eavesdropping on Congress

What a murder in Kabul says about Western security there; For real: a picture of hunger in Syria; Dunford to testify; A defense contractor trades secrets with Chinese girlfriend; and a bit more.

Gordon Lubold |

Report

Bark or Bite

Dianne Feinstein has declared war on the CIA. How hard is she willing to fight?

Shane Harris |

Report

Rock Bottom

The relationship between the CIA and its Senate overseers has never been worse.

Shane Harris |

Report

The President's Man

John Brennan took over the CIA after years working for Barack Obama. Now he's on the hot seat as lawmakers demand to know whether the CIA spied on Congress.

Shane Harris |

Interview

Whistleblower or Traitor?

Exclusive: Former Google CEO says Snowden helped us, but he broke the law.

Shane Harris |

Amy Zegart

The Shortsighted Presidency

America's foreign policy is now trending on Twitter.

Amy Zegart |

Argument

If George Washington Were Alive, He'd be Reading Your Email

What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.

Stephen F. Knott |

Dispatch

Blood Brothers

When Assad's horrific prisons were the CIA's dumping ground.

David Kenner |

Argument

Still Unprotected

President Obama’s reforms at the NSA won’t protect Americans’ privacy from continued government intrusion.

Rand Paul |

Argument

Just the Data, Ma'am

Obama admitted to dragnet surveillance. We still don't know what will happen next.

David Cole |

Report

NSA Surveillance Will Change. Just Not Very Much.

Seeking a middle ground on surveillance, Obama pleases few.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Cult of the Cyber Offensive

Why belief in first-strike advantage is as misguided today as it was in 1914.

P.W. Singer |

Argument

Undercover from Overhead in North Korea

Why satellite images -- not smuggled videos -- reveal the real dangers lurking inside Kim Jong Un’s nuclear hermit kingdom.

Joel S. Wit |

Report

What Was Edward Snowden Doing in India?

And why was he taking "ethical hacking" classes there?

Shane Harris |

EXCERPT

How Zionist Extremism Became British Spies’ Biggest Enemy

In World War II's aftermath, MI5 turned to fight a new threat. It wasn't the Soviets. It was bombers from Jerusalem.

Calder Walton |

Argument

Silver Lining: The Year 2013 in Human Rights

For human rights advocates, 2013 brought many grim setbacks. Yet there were still some important signs of progress.

Ken Roth |

Argument

The Panopticon Paradox

When an enemy can be anywhere, the state looks everywhere. So how can it infringe on privacy nowhere?

Emile Simpson |

Argument

The Red Wedding

A botched drone strike in Yemen shows how America's anti-al Qaeda strategy has gone off the rails.

Adam Baron |

Report

This Court Case Could Kneecap the NSA

Why a judge's assault on 'Orwellian' surveillance could cripple the spy agency's legal and political support.

Shane Harris |

Report

Tone-Deaf at the Listening Post

My day at the National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade.

Daniel Drezner |

The List

Spycrash

5 CIA operations that went south -- spectacularly.

David Kenner |