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The Reign of Terror, Year XX

The state of jihad and counter-jihad, in the middle of a long war

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David Cohen Named CIA Deputy Director

Top Treasury official devised U.S. sanctions against Iran and Russia

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Does Jewish Law Allow Torture?

Legal and rabbinic scholars have long debated the controversial issue

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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

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Sundown: Senator Carl Levin to Call It Quits

Plus the State Department postpones honor for Egyptian anti-Semite

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Sundown: Ayatollah Dismisses Direct Talks

Plus drones come front and center

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Pollard Defenders Vindicated

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

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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

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Homeland Insecurity

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

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Heat Without Light

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

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Code Pink’s Next Battle

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

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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.

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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.

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Sundown: Mossad Posed as CIA

Plus Ed Koch presides over his bridge, and more

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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

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U.S. Prisoner Unsung Player in Shalit Affair

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

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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

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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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Double Agent

The Arab Spring has cast new light on resistance in the Middle East. A rare 2007 encounter with the leader of Iran’s Jundullah reveals the murky place held by the region’s so-called freedom fighters.

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Cold Case: Ethel and Julius Rosenberg

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union on March 29, 1951. Sixty years later, the case still crackles with controversy. Why is it so hard to put to rest?

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C.I.A. Protected Ukrainian Nazi Collaborator

New report also reveals Nazi-grand mufti deal

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National Insecurity: The Case for Jonathan Pollard

American Jews haven’t stood up for Jonathan Pollard. That might finally be changing.

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Report Details U.S. Knowledge of Nazi Residents

Newly revealed document shows CIA awareness

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Coded

Israel may or may not have been behind the Stuxnet ‘worm’ attack on Iran—and it doesn’t matter whether it was

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Dangerous People

A recent book takes a detailed look at the A.Q. Khan network, which helped supply Iran’s nuclear program

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Today on Tablet

Spy games, evading the next Holocaust, and more

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Spies Like Us

Spy vs. spy intrigue between the CIA and Israel, centered around the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

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McStrategy

George Friedman built a private, subscription-based CIA. But is his intel any good?

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Daybreak: An Arming for An Arming

Plus Bibi wants a Gaza probe (really), and more in the news

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Nuke and Dagger

A brief history of spies, plots, and mysterious deaths surrounding Iran’s nuclear program