The Pentagon is seen from Air Force One as it flies over Washington, March 2, 2022.

Ana Montes memorized classified US documents to leak to Cuban officials, author says

Global Politics

Ana Montes, who worked for the US defense department, was simultaneously spying for Cuban authorities. She’s now been released after her 25-year prison sentence. Jim Popkin, who’s written about her, shares her story with The World’s host Marco Werman.

A logo adorns a wall on a branch of the Israeli NSO Group company, near the southern Israeli town of Sapir, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021.

Cybersecurity expert: Israeli spyware company NSO Group poses ‘a serious threat to phone users’

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Legislating peace and security: Part II

Critical State
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Learn how to be a spy from previously unpublished KGB training manuals

Global Politics

Commentary: CIA TV

Arts, Culture & Media


Arts, Culture & Media

Electronic-instrument inventor Leon Theremin turns out to be a Russian spy.

John Ridley on Spies

Arts, Culture & Media

Kurt Andersen and screenwriter and novelist John Ridley look at spies in our art and culture. Ridley is also a playwright, and comedian. He wrote the screenplay for this summer’s hit film, Undercover Brother, and wrote the story for the 1999 movie, Three Kings. His fourth novel, entitled A Conversation with the Mann, was published […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, Dec. 14, 2017.

Putin says US gripped by fabricated spymania, praises Trump

Global Politics

Moscow understood that Trump’s scope for improving ties with Russia was limited by the scandal, said Putin, but remained keen to try to improve relations.

Former French embassy employee Bernard Boursicot, 41, left and Shi Pei Pu, 47, a singer in Chinese traditional opera face the judge as their trial began in Paris, May 5, 1986.

At 83, the embassy worker at the center of the ‘M. Butterfly’ story is still an enigma


The director of a new Baltimore production of “M. Butterfly” got to meet the real French embassy worker at the heart of the story. And he came away with even more questions.

The Elysee Palace, the French president's official residence, in Paris, France.

‘Russians are actively involved in the French elections,’ warns US Senate intelligence chair

Global Politics

Sen. Richard Burr, head of the US Senate Intelligence Committee, with access to some of the most highly classified information, warned that Russia is interfering in the French election just one month away.