NSA

Report

Snowdenfreude

An American crypto-company is making a killing off German anger about U.S. spying.

Shane Harris |

Report

The Snowden Aftermath (Revised)

Intelligence leaks may have caused damage, but it's not irreparable.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Why Australians Are Cool With Spying

Edward Snowden might have given international snooping a bad name in America and Europe -- but Aussies love it.

Michael Fullilove |

Argument

Keith Alexander Needs a Hug

Why liberals should learn to stop worrying and love the NSA.

Michael A. Cohen |

Argument

It's Been a Year Since Snowden, and Nothing's Really Changed

Is the administration blind to the real and tangible harm the NSA surveillance program is doing to America’s credibility?

Laura Pitter |

Report

Our Spying Is Better Than Your Spying

The Obama administration is drawing a line between stealing the secrets of companies and nations.

Shane Harris |

Argument

The Peril and Promise of Big Data

The White House report on information overload is underwhelming. But it's a start.

Erin M. Simpson |

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 |

COLUMN

From Messiah to Mediocrity

How a constitutional scholar became a "just trust me" pol.

David Rothkopf |

Report

NSA Surveillance Will Change. Just Not Very Much.

Seeking a middle ground on surveillance, Obama pleases few.

Shane Harris |

Report

What Was Edward Snowden Doing in India?

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

Shane Harris |

Argument

Congressional Oversight

Oh, hello there. We weren't expecting you...

Matt Bors |

Argument

Reckless Reforms

Why the Obama administration should ignore recommendations from the panel it established to review NSA surveillance.

Joshua Rovner |

Argument

King Snowden and the Fall of Wikileaks

The whistleblower refugee has dominated the media -- and displaced Julian Assange.

Kalev Leetaru |

COLUMN

The Elf on the Shelf

Santa’s little helpers are so 2012.

Matt Bors |

COLUMN

The Man of the Year

How can the biggest news story of 2013 be so overblown -- and so monumentally important -- at the same time?

James Traub |

COLUMN

The 2013 Stories That Never Were

From a U.S. attack on Syria to the collapse of the Eurozone, here's what didn't happen in foreign policy this year.

Stephen M. Walt |

Argument

The Panopticon Paradox

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

Emile Simpson |

David Rothkopf

It’s Not About Snowden -- It’s About Madison

The jig is up for anyone who argues that the Constitution doesn't cover metadata.

David Rothkopf |

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 |

In Box

The Darknet: A Short History

A look at the Internet's lurid underbelly -- your one-stop shop for weapons, drugs, and illegal pornography. 

Ty McCormick |

Feature

Machines of Loving Grace

I'd rather risk becoming a terrorist's victim than live under a surveillance state.

William T. Vollmann |

Exclusive

Home Alone

With Keith Alexander out fighting fires, meet the woman who's really running the NSA.

Shane Harris |

Feature

The Tehran Connection

How much can a superfast algorithm tell us about Iran? Quite a lot, actually.

Kalev Leetaru |

Investigation

Meet the Spies Doing the NSA's Dirty Work

This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.

Shane Harris |

Exclusive

Spy Copters, Lasers, and Break-In Teams

How the FBI keeps watch on foreign diplomats.

Matthew M. Aid |

By Other Means

Privacy Is a Red Herring

The debate over NSA surveillance is about something else entirely.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

How Emperor Alexander Militarized American Cyberspace

And why the White House needs to split up the “deep state” of the NSA and Cyber Command.

Jason Healey |