Intelligence

Investigation

Secret Cold War Documents Reveal NSA Spied on Senators

...along with Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, and a Washington Post humorist.

Matthew M. Aid |

Report

The Spies Inside Damascus

The Mossad's secret war on the Syrian WMD machine.

Ronen Bergman |

Micah Zenko

Responsibility to Protect?

Why none of the plans for intervening in Syria actually tries to save civilians.

Micah Zenko |

Feature

Omar and Me

My strange, frustrating relationship with an American terrorist.

J.M. Berger |

Jeffrey Lewis

Keep Us in the Loop

The White House should release the evidence of Syria's chemical weapons attack.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

The Purge

After the fall of Bo Xilai, will the much more powerful Zhou Yongkang survive?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Spy Kids

A sci-fi visionary on why the children of tomorrow are the NSA's biggest nightmare.

Charles Stross |

Rational Security

Outfoxing Beats Outgunning

What we can learn from one of the most brilliant deceptions of World War II.

John Arquilla |

The List

Mapped: The 7 Governments the U.S. Has Overthrown

Yes, we now have confirmation that the CIA was behind Iran's 1953 coup. But the agency hardly stopped there.

J. Dana Stuster |

Dept Of Secrets

CIA Admits It Was Behind Iran's Coup

The agency finally owns up to its role in the 1953 operation.

Malcolm Byrne |

Argument

The Classifieds

Are American spies the next victims of the Internet age?

Daniel B. Prieto |

Report

Spy or Die

Can corporate suicide stop the NSA?

Shane Harris |

Dept Of Secrets

Venting and Complaining

How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.

William Burr |

Dispatch

Dorky Park

What’s an NSA geek to do with a year in Russia?

Shaun Walker |

Argument

Breach or Debate

It's time for Congress to use its freedom of speech power to force the intelligence debate out into the open.

Bruce Ackerman |

Report

NSA Hype Machine

Is Edward Snowden exposing the NSA -- or just buying its sales pitch?

Shane Harris |

Argument

Out in the Open

Why America needs to declassify its foreign policy.

Sen. Bob Corker |

Report

The Supreme Court May Be the Best Hope to Stop the NSA

Congress couldn't draw back the surveillance dragnet. But the justices might.

Shane Harris |

Report

Is the U.S. Ramping Up a Secret War in Somalia?

Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.

Colum Lynch |

Micah Zenko

If Trayvon Were Pakistani…

Why isn't Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

What If Snowden's Laptops Hold No Secrets?

The NSA leaker insists he'll never give classified data to the Russians. He may be telling the truth.

Noah Shachtman |

Investigation

The CIA's New Black Bag Is Digital

When the NSA can't break into your computer, these guys break into your house.

Matthew M. Aid |

Argument

Willful Ignorants

Pakistan’s leaked bin Laden report proves that the country’s vaunted spy agency is either shockingly inept or duplicitous. Or both.

Umar Farooq |

Argument

Aeroflop

Taking in Snowden didn't go exactly as the Kremlin had planned.

Dmitri Trenin |

Argument

Europe's New 'Time Bomb' Is Ticking in Syria

Hundreds are joining the fight against Assad. Will they return as terrorists?

Colum Lynch |

Terms of Engagement

The Only Thing We Have to Fear…

An Independence Day oratory on America’s national security paranoia.

James Traub |

Feature

The Idiot’s Guide to Snooping on Europe

What NSA spooks need to know about the world’s least sexy spy post, from A to Z.

Gareth Harding |