Thank Progressives for the Nunes Memo
Their reflexive distrust of law enforcement officials is coming back to haunt them.
7 Takeaways From the Release of the Secret Memo
The memo released Friday provides little evidence to cast doubt on the origins of the Russia investigation, and instead reads like a greatest hits collection of Republican talking points.
How Australia’s Espionage Laws Could Silence Whistle-Blowers and Activists
Australia wants to lead the world in combating foreign interference in politics. But critics say the laws could make the country more like the regimes it aims to resist.
Italian Student in Cairo Was Murdered Over His Research, Prosecutor Says
Giulio Regeni was killed because of his academic interest in Egypt’s independent labor unions, Rome’s chief prosecutor said in an open letter.
Meet the $800 Smartphone That You Probably Won’t Buy
The Mate 10 Pro from Huawei, the Chinese manufacturer, has a great camera and better battery life than competitors. But American carriers aren’t selling it.
An Unexpectedly Smooth First Year for Trump’s C.I.A. Director
In a pair of public appearances this week, Mike Pompeo marked his first year as C.I.A. director — a span that has gone more smoothly than many would have guessed.
How Arafat Eluded Israel’s Assassination Machine
The nation’s security forces tried for decades to kill the P.L.O. leader. Now, former officials tell the story of how they failed — and how far they almost went to succeed.
Egypt’s Sisi Fires Spy Chief as Shuffle of Top Aides Continues
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi appointed a close ally to the intelligence position, an abrupt move that comes just months after he fired his defense chief.
Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say
For more than six years, Lebanon’s intelligence agency spied on targets’ Android mobile devices and desktop computers using decoy apps and other methods, researchers said Thursday.
Hunting a C.I.A. Mole, Agents Gambled and Let a Suspect Return to China
Officials hoped it would help solve the mystery of the deaths of C.I.A. informants. Five years later, an arrest has been made but the mystery remains.