The handling of US classified information received another stain as a 21-year-old Air National Guardsman stands accused of mishandling secret documents on US allies and the war in Ukraine.
Mining nodules from the deep ocean seabed could provide the metals crucial for today’s EV batteries and renewable energy technology, but little is known about the harm it could cause.
What are classified documents? Who gets to see them? What happens if they are released? A former State Department and Department of Defense staffer who had top secret clearance provides the answers.
The audio version of a long form article on the history of the CIA and its relationship with Russia.
With a formidable Kremlinologist in charge and Donald Trump out of the presidential picture, has the CIA regained its influence amid the ‘new cold war’?
Two national security law experts explain how the Espionage Act isn’t only about international intrigue, and share other important points about the law that was invoked in a search of Trump’s estate.
The story of a Dutch double agent who spied on the Stasi. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
A double agent who operated for the CIA and the Dutch security service against the Stasi tells his story for the first time.
The public hearings of the House Jan. 6 investigative committee will deal with unprecedented events in American history, but the very investigation of these events has strong precedent.
Detailed accounts from original documents offer insights into the secret operations of the CIA in Africa.
The US has made a dent in Russian cyber criminal gangs. But tensions with Russia and the shadowy nature of hacking keep the threat level high.
A scholar who has visited Guantanamo 11 times to observe legal proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case explains why the conflict continues to delay the case going to trial.
Local power struggles and strong US interests have long shaped political leadership – and presidential assassinations – in Haiti, limiting nation-building projects on the Caribbean island.
American intelligence has recognised there are four reasons why a ‘normal’ person might be convinced to spy.
Researchers tried several times to have the document declassified, including in 1992, 2004 and 2016. It was initially written to help American NSA agents crack difficult coded messages.
Once again allegations have surfaced that the former US president was a Russian ‘asset’. Maybe so, but that doesn’t mean he was their agent.
High-power microwave weapons are useful for disabling electronics. A new report says they ‘plausibly explain’ some ailments suffered by US diplomats and CIA agents in Cuba, China and other countries.
Warnings about major disease outbreaks are supposed to come from national and international medical intelligence and surveillance agencies that most Americans have never heard of.
President Trump isn’t the first president to get rid of inspectors general. He is the first to assert that inspectors general investigations into his administration’s actions are unconstitutional.
Prison life is about routine: each day like the one before; each week like the one before it, so that the months and years blend into each other.