‘WORSE THAN MURDER’
Could Secret Cables Have Saved Ethel Rosenberg?
The Codebreakers Who Exposed Soviet Spies–and Fed Paranoia
Schoolteachers, archeologists, linguists and mathematicians worked on the Venona project breaking unbreakable Soviet code from WWII. They were heroes. But some had deep regrets.
CLOAK AND DAGGER
The Spy Who Started the Cold War
Igor Gouzenko was a lowly Soviet cipher clerk when he turned the world order upside down in 1945. Nobody could have predicted the espionage hysteria his defection would unleash.
How Putin Played Trump’s Gang of Lowlifes
Robert Mueller, a rock-ribbed G-man out of a 1950s comic book, has shown us just how prosaic these weapons of mass psychology really are, and what suckers we all were.
When the KGB Wanted You Dead, This Is How They Killed You
From poison-tipped umbrellas to hidden bugs and a special thermometer to check a victim was dead, the KGB was ruthless in pursuing its targets, as a new exhibit in NYC reveals.
Putin Is Forcing Russia’s Best and Brightest Into Exile
The hammer of oppression falls hard on women and men who dare to speak out against the Kremlin and its policies.
Inside the Mystery of the Dead Russian Spy Chief
“Natural causes” can’t be ruled out. But those include stress, and there’s no doubt Gen. Korobov of the G(R)U was under a lot of that.
SPY VS SPY
Russia’s Military Spies Are Ludicrous—But Dangerous
Every failure is another degree of pressure to deliver a win, pressure exacerbated by high levels of infighting among Russia’s security services.