Dr. Zhivago’s CIA Connection and the Pope

‘The Zhivago Affair’ is a detailed reconstruction of one of the most fascinating of the Cold War’s cultural skirmishes

Sundown: Senator Carl Levin to Call It Quits

Plus the State Department postpones honor for Egyptian anti-Semite

Sundown: Ayatollah Dismisses Direct Talks

Plus drones come front and center

Pollard Defenders Vindicated

After 25 years, the CIA has declassified documents that show Jonathan Pollard never spied on the U.S. for Israel

Losing Petraeus, Losing Iran

The general was one of few who understood that Iran was at war with the U.S., and no bargain could be struck

Homeland Insecurity

Post-Sept. 11 fear and regret loom over the gripping new season of the Emmy-winning terrorism drama

Heat Without Light

High-level leaks about the Flame virus tell us more about politics than policy

Code Pink’s Next Battle

Can the women’s antiwar group, active in the anti-Israel BDS effort, turn people against drone warfare?

Disinformation: ‘Pravda’ May Be Gone, but Now There’s ‘Russia Today’

Russia’s propaganda machine is stronger than ever thanks to cable network RT. Its Syria coverage offers the proof.

Face Off

The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.

Sundown: Mossad Posed as CIA

Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more

Fallible

Infiltrated by up to a dozen CIA spies, Hezbollah, the official party of God, is taking hits to its prestige—and revealing its weakness

U.S. Prisoner Unsung Player in Shalit Affair

It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well

A Spin

Jordan’s late King Hussein and his unsuccessful efforts to make peace get a courtier’s treatment in the new memoir from Jack O’Connell, a former CIA station chief in Amman

In Plain Sight

The recent arrest of Pakistani nationals in the aftermath of Bin Laden’s death reveals that the operation was the result of internal Middle East politics—and no coup for U.S. spycraft

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