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‘The Dissident’ Unravels the Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

‘The Dissident’ Unravels the Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

A top official in Saudi Arabia’s intelligence service, the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP), has been implicated in the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi (pronounced “Kash-shoke-gee”) The Office of the Director of the National Intelligence has released a declassified report concluding that the order for the assassination came from Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A...

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‘Special Ops’: A RAW Story in a New Format

‘Special Ops’: A RAW Story in a New Format

There are almost as many cable series about intelligence agencies as there are intelligence agencies. There’s “Pine Gap,” which takes you inside the Five Eyes intelligence alliance. There’s “Mossad 101” about Israel’s famed intelligence service. And now there’s “Special Ops” a streaming hit in India about the once-ignored Research & Analysis Wing. But “Special Ops”...

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‘Eyes in the Sky’: The Scary Realities of Wide Area Surveillance

‘Eyes in the Sky’: The Scary Realities of Wide Area Surveillance

“Someday most major developed cities in the world will live under the unblinking gaze of some form of wide-area surveillance,” writes Arthur Holland Michel in Eyes in the Sky, a startling, disturbing, and deeply reported account of the powerful new technologies that promise safety and imperil privacy on an unprecedented scale. Imagine an aerial video...

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The FBI’s War on MLK and What It Means Today

The FBI’s War on MLK and What It Means Today

The Double Exposure documentary film festival has several provocative offerings on the world of intelligence and spying. Coming on October 16: MLK/FBI is the first film to uncover the extent of the FBI’s surveillance and harassment of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on newly discovered and declassified files, utilizing a trove of documents obtained...

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The Improbable But True Story of Two Female Assassins from North Korea

The Improbable But True Story of Two Female Assassins from North Korea

The spectacularly brazen murder of King Jong-nam happened in broad daylight, filmed entirely by security cameras. Footage showed two young women approaching Jong-nam from behind, covering his eyes with their hands, and pressing VX—the most lethal nerve gas on earth—into his eyes. He stumbled away and was dead within an hour. The documentary film, Assassins,...

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