A North Korean Defector’s Tale of Lies, Blackmail and Betrayal
A restaurant manager who brought 12 North Korean waitresses to the South says he tricked them — and that South Korean spies tricked him, too. “I wish I could turn the clock back,” he says.
Baseball Hall of Fame to Celebrate a Catcher (and a Spy)
Moe Berg was not much of a hitter, but he was a very good spy. He is the subject of a book, a movie, and soon an exhibit in Cooperstown.
For Spies Emerging From the Shadows, a War With Trump Carries Risks
Intelligence agencies guard their nonpartisan reputation carefully, but President Trump’s proxy war with former officials risks dragging the agencies into the political fray.
Russia Seeks Release of Woman Accused of Being Covert Agent
The request, by Russia’s foreign minister, followed a week when Moscow had appeared to control the narrative on a range of international issues.
Russian ‘Flash Mob’ Urges U.S. to Free Maria Butina
The Foreign Ministry began a social media campaign calling for the release of Maria Butina, who is accused of acting as a covert Russian agent.
Are Republicans Covering for Trump, or for Themselves?
If the N.R.A. was compromised by Russia, the whole party's in trouble.
U.S. Intelligence Community Reacts With Fury to Trump’s Rebuke
The president’s attempt to walk back his comments did little to mollify intelligence officials, especially when it came to Mr. Putin’s offer to aid the Mueller investigation.
Trump Sheds All Notions of How a President Should Conduct Himself Abroad
Rather than defend America against those who would threaten it, he attacked his own citizens and institutions while hailing the leader of a hostile power.
U.K. Poisoning Inquiry Turns to Russian Agency in Mueller Indictments
The military intelligence service suspected of disrupting the 2016 presidential campaign in the U.S. may be behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England.
‘Small Bottle’ of Novichok Found by Police in U.K. Victim’s Home
The bottle found on Friday in Amesbury, England, may give investigators new insight into the poisoning that killed one woman and sickened others, including a former Russian spy.