Times Insider: Note to Self: When Chasing After Russian Spies, Phone Home

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how…

Ex-National Security Officials Sue to Limit Censorship of Their Books

WASHINGTON — A group of former military and intelligence officials are challenging a key system that…

Chinese Dissidents Feel Heat of Beijing’s Wrath. Even in Canada.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Search for Sheng Xue on Google in English and you will find the…

Russia Ordered a Killing That Made No Sense. Then the Assassin Started Talking.

RIVNE, Ukraine — The target lived on the sixth floor of a cheerless, salmon-colored building on…

Huawei Security ‘Defects’ Are Found by British Authorities

LONDON — A British review of Huawei found “significant” security problems with the Chinese company’s telecommunications…

Rafi Eitan, Israeli Spymaster Who Caught Eichmann, Is Dead at 92

Rafi Eitan, the canny Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in…

Russia, Trump and Mueller: The Major Moments in the Case

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has delivered a report to Attorney General…

Takeaways From The Times’s Investigation Into Hackers for Hire

A proliferation of digital spying tools in recent years has helped generate a surge in sophisticated…

A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments

The man in charge of Saudi Arabia’s ruthless campaign to stifle dissent went searching for ways…

He Says His Work as a Jihadist Spy Caused PTSD. Denmark Awarded Him $27,000.

COPENHAGEN — Describing his work as an undercover agent among a group of heavily armed Qaeda…

Trump Administration Proposes $86 Billion Spy Budget to Take On Russia and China

WASHINGTON — American intelligence spending could rise to nearly $86 billion, a 6 percent increase that…

Hungary Rolls Out Red Carpet for Obscure Russian Bank, Stoking Spy Fears

BUDAPEST — The International Investment Bank, an obscure Russian financial institution with a small-time balance sheet,…

It Wasn’t Just Khashoggi: A Saudi Prince’s Brutal Drive to Crush Dissent

WASHINGTON — Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia authorized a secret campaign to silence…

Tech Firm in Steele Dossier May Have Been Used by Russian Spies

WASHINGTON — Aleksej Gubarev is a Russian technology entrepreneur who runs companies in Europe and the…

Bosnia Accuses Croatia of Plot to Brand It a Terrorist Haven

The delicate relations between two former Yugoslav republics took a bitter and bizarre turn on Thursday…