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Book Review: Agent Storm, My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA

Peter Van Buren | Posted 09.11.2014 | Books
Peter Van Buren

Storm's own blustery self-image and the bit of unrealness noted aside, Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA is a decent read for anyone watching the world of intelligence who also appreciates a good story.

Gentlemen at War

Robert Slayton | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Robert Slayton

Kim Philby was at the core of the biggest spy scandal of the twentieth century. A member of Britain's elite upper class, he attended Eton and Cambridge; you can't go higher than that. Yet he decided to start spying for the USSR.

Britain's Chief Foreign Spy Master Is Stepping Down

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - The chief of Britain's MI6 foreign intelligence service will step down in November after five years in the job, a govern...

Threat Threshold

Darryl Woodard | Posted 08.15.2013 | World
Darryl Woodard

From recently over a week ago, the unthinkable was feared to be possible once more. And as inconvenient that possibility may be, in this new era such ...

'TIME-BOMB': Former British Spy Chief Threatens To Expose Iraq Secrets

Posted 09.21.2013 | World

The former head of Britain's intelligence agency has threatened to expose new details about the state of affairs leading up to the Iraq war. Sir Ri...

Did MI6 Arrange Lumumba's Assassination?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.02.2013 | World

A former British intelligence officer claimed that Britain played a role in the assassination of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, one of h...

Spy Kids: U.K. Starts Secret Agent Apprentice Program

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

LONDON — How's this for a job title – secret agent's apprentice? The British government is recruiting teenage apprentice spies and codebr...

Spy's Mysterious Death Brings Questions

AP | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

LONDON — An inquest into the death of a British codebreaker whose naked and decomposing body was found inside a padlocked sports bag begins Mond...

Poking a Stick in the Hornet's Nest of Iran

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Rizwan A. Rahmani

When I visited Iran in the late '70s, only months before the Iranian revolution, some of the things I saw took on a different light after the overthro...

First Nighter: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alec Guinness Spectacular on DVD

David Finkle | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

The beauty of John le Carré's continuing canon is that his scrutiny of spies' lives is always a metaphor for humanity's broader existential predicaments.

British Foreign Secretary: Intel Foiled Attack On Westerners In Libya

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

LONDON — British intelligence agencies foiled an attack on the leadership of Libya's National Transitional Council and Western representatives b...

Libya's Spymaster Comes Out of the Shadows

Eric Margolis | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Muammar Gaddafi's Libya may not be sinking yet, but it's low in the water and springing new leaks by the day. Italy, a key player in North Africa, ...

'Real James Bonds' Spill Secrets In New Book

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — It's James Bond, with bureaucracy and cramped office space. The first-ever official history of MI6 reveals that Britain's foreign spy ...

MI6 Agents Shockingly Similar To 007

Bloomberg | George Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The reputation of intelligence men for high living, burnished by Ian Fleming's James Bond, was often deserved. One of Cumming's earliest agents demand...

Police Hunting 2 People In Slain British Spy Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (AP) -- Police investigating the mystery death of a British spy say they are hunting for two people seen entering his apartment block. Gareth...

Dead British Spy Was Found 'Padlocked In Bag'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The body of Gareth Williams, the British spy found dead in London last month, had been padlocked into a sports bag and was in "an advanced state of de...

Spy Novelist John le Carré: Writing A Book Is 'Like Having A Baby'

Telegraph | Olga Craig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Cornwell, now 79, allows himself a modest smile. He is, actually, an extremely modest man. With his latest book, his 22nd, Our Kind of Traitor, about ...

Body Of Suspected British Spy Found Stuffed In Bag In His Apartment

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Detectives searching for a missing British spy said Wednesday they had launched a murder investigation after a body matching the man's ...

Who Got the Best of the Spy Trade?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Say the Russian spies, who managed to embed themselves in the U.S., managed to find a valuable recruit the FBI missed? Might the Obama administration have acted precipitously in jetting the Russians to Vienna?

Iran: Recent Assassinations Will Be Costly

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi, who was killed when a motorcycle bomb was detonated outside his home, does not bode well for the Iranian government.

Was the Iranian Nuclear Scientist Killed by His Own Government?

Meir Javedanfar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Meir Javedanfar

The people of Iran want their country to have a nuclear bomb, for defensive purposes. They want to live free of fear of weapons of mass destruction, s...

What the New York Times Left Out

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Lenore Skenazy

Item: The man in the Facebook photographs seems like your average guy having a little fun. Oops. It turns out that this is not a regular person at all.

British Spy Chief's Cover Blown By Wife On Facebook

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — He's the spy who came in from the beach. Holiday snapshots and family details about the newly appointed head of Britain's MI6 intelligen...

Britain Seeking Female Spies

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONDON — Bond. Jane Bond. Britain's secret spy agency, home to the very white and very male 007, is hunting for women and minorities to tackle ...

James Bond Hurts British Efforts To Recruit Spies

AP | David Stringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Deployed on high-stakes missions across the globe and surrounded by glamorous admirers, James Bond should be the perfect recruitment tool for Britain'...