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Keira Knightley Plays a British Whistleblower in ‘Dirty Tricks’ 

Keira Knightley Plays a British Whistleblower in ‘Dirty Tricks’ 

The catastrophically misguided U.S. invasion of Iraq still reverberates in our lives today. The destruction of Saddam Hussein’s government created space for the global jihadist movement to flourish. It also created democratic space for Iraq’s Shiite majority and their Iranian supporters. Trump’s confrontation with Iran today can be seen as a rearguard action to take...

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Shades of Shadow Brokers: Hackers Publish Files of Russian Intelligence Contractor

Shades of Shadow Brokers: Hackers Publish Files of Russian Intelligence Contractor

In April 2017, an anonymous group of hackers calling themselves Shadow Brokers published a collection of cyberwar weapons  created by the National Security Agency. Now a group of Russian hackers has published a set of tools commissioned by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), according to the BBC. (The FSB is Russia’s equivalent of the FBI.)...

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Power Play: NSA Leaks Implicate MBS in Khashoggi Assassination

Power Play: NSA Leaks Implicate MBS in Khashoggi Assassination

The New York Times reports that a wide variety of sources are sharing information about top secret National Security Agency intercepts of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. The story is less interesting for what it tells us about MBS’s complicity in the assassination of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. MBS’s role is well-established. What this...