| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:16 PM
MOSCOW -- As an Aeroflot plane filled with journalists made its way to Cuba with or without fugitive Edward Snowden on board, Russian officials continued to keep silent about his whereabouts and experts dwelled on possible scenarios of what has become a...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:00 AM
"A traitor is always useful," a Russian security service friend said to me while discussing NSA contractor turned defector Edward Snowden's arrival in his country.
Mr. Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 8:25 PM
If you've been around long enough to remember the 1980s, you know it wasn't just about Madonna, parachute pants and big hair.
In 1981, just after Ronald Reagan became president and called the Soviet Union the "evil empire," tensions between the two...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Central Intelligence Agency, John O. Brennan, was about as cagey as they come last week at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Asked right off the bat by the committee chairwoman,...
| Feb 27, 2013
With the United States locked in confrontation with Iran, was it good or bad for diplomacy that "Argo," a movie about U.S. spies getting the best of the Iranians, won this year's Academy Award for best picture?
Depends on whom you ask. To Iran's...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:50 PM
Henry Bromell, a novelist and short-story writer who brought a literary quality to some of the most acclaimed dramatic TV series of the last two decades, including "Homeland," "Northern Exposure" and "Homicide: Life on the Street," died Monday at St....
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:46 AM
LONDON – In an unprecedented public appearance, Britain’s three grayest men – the shadowy bosses of its spy services – asserted Thursday that their work upholds personal freedom rather than undermines it and that enemies such as Al...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Gerontion," Episode 307 of Showtime's "Homeland," refers to a T.S. Eliot poem about an elderly man molded by events of the previous century.
Similarly, acting CIA Director Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) and Iranian deputy intelligence chief Majid Javadi...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The best scenes of episode seven linger at the Bethesda crime scene, where Javadi killed his ex-wife and daughter-in-law before being taken into CIA custody. There, as Carrie and Quinn face off with local police investigating the horrifically violent...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Before "Babayaga," I thought Disney had captured all the world's folk tales and remade them as child-friendly blockbusters. But author Toby Barlow got to Baba Yaga — fearsome witches plucked from old Russian legend — first, and he brings...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:26 PM
LAS VEGAS – For decades, Area 51 was the U.S. government’s Cold War-era secret that hid in plain sight, the 5-ton elephant in the Nevada desert that Washington continually denied (“No, it’s not there.”), prompting reams of...