Science & Technology

Argument

Censuring the Censors

Why U.S. tech firms that help dictators restrict the Internet need to be held to account.

Ronan Farrow |

Argument

Boycotting A Better Future

Since when is the Arab world opposed to entrepreneurship? Since Israel started promoting it.

Ron Prosor |

Rational Security

History of the World, Part Z

What the undead can teach us about the fall of Rome -- and cyberwar.

John Arquilla |

Putinology

Talk About Strange Bedfellows

In Moscow, sympathy for Edward Snowden crosses all party lines.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

The Willie Suttons of the Cyberage

Can we stop bad guys from getting into U.S. networks?

Michèle Flournoy |

In Box

The Great App Firewall

Five iPhone programs you can't use in China.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Star Trek Into Dumbness

The clumsy politics of Captain Kirk's latest adventure.

Michael Peck |

The Brass

The New Triad

It's time to found a U.S. Cyber Force.

James Stavridis |

Rational Security

Could Killer Robots Bring World Peace?

We're breaking Isaac Asimov's First Law -- and it could be good for humanity.

John Arquilla |

Dispatch

Is Obama a Berliner?

The U.S. president arrives in Germany with chill hanging over relations.

Benjamin Weinthal |

Feature

Comey Don't Play That

How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.

Marc Ambinder |

Argument

Evil in a Haystack

How do you find a terrorist hidden in millions of gigabytes of metadata?

J.M. Berger |

Argument

The Real Reason You're Mad at the NSA

Imagine the civil-military divide -- but much, much bigger.

John McLaughlin |

Christian Caryl

Secret Police State

What’s worse: the NSA or the East German Stasi?

Christian Caryl |

Feature

Type 'S' for Suspicious

DARPA's far-out, high-tech plan to catch the next Edward Snowden.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Intel Outside

Could the NSA just use foreign governments to spy on Americans?

David Cole |

Micah Zenko

To Protect and Defend...

No, Mr. President, your top job is not to 'keep the American people safe.'

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Hoovered

How J. Edgar laid the groundwork for the NSA's surveillance state.

David Gomez |

David Rothkopf

Control+Freedom+Delete

Do Americans realize their privacy rights have been obliterated?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

How Dangerous Is a Terrorist with a Twitter Handle?

There's an effort afoot in Congress to kick terrorists off Twitter. But the government's spies aren't so sure.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Rational Security

In Defense of PRISM

How else can we smoke terrorists out of their hidey holes?

John Arquilla |

Investigation

Target Malfunctions Imperil Missile Defense Effort

The Pentagon is taking risks with old or untested parts -- and paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra.

Richard H.P. Sia, The Center for Public Integrity |

Argument

The Bomb Didn't Beat Japan... Stalin Did

Have 70 years of nuclear policy been based on a lie?

Ward Wilson |

Argument

Fear Factor

In defense of Obama's deadly signature strikes.

Philip Mudd |

Jeffrey Lewis

The EMPire Strikes Back

Electromagnetic pulse is the conservative fetish that just won't die.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Feature

Pulp Liberation Army

Welcome to the strange -- and terrifying -- underground world of Chinese military fantasy novels.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Beam Us Up

Why did Star Trek get to film at a secret government laser facility?

Stephen I. Schwartz |