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    My Facebook Was Breached by Cambridge Analytica. Was Yours?
    Apr10

    My Facebook Was Breached by Cambridge Analytica. Was Yours?

    Facebook has begun to notify users who were affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach. If you or one of your friends installed the personality-quiz app “This Is Your Digital Life” prior to 2015, then some of your data illicitly made it to the servers of the voter-profiling company.If your data was ensnared in the breach, you’re not...

    The Threat Within NATO
    Apr07

    The Threat Within NATO

    Speaking days before an election most observers thought him sure to win, a long-serving Eurasian strongman railed against human rights, malevolent western powers, and rapacious “international speculators.” If delivered a fourth term in office, he vowed, vengeance against enemies of the state would be swift. His ruling party would achieve...

    A Suspected Russian Spy, With Curious Ties to Washington
    Apr06

    A Suspected Russian Spy, With Curious Ties to Washington

    A longtime Republican operative with ties to the controversial data firm hired by President Donald Trump’s campaign team also has a nearly two-decade-long friendship and business relationship with a suspected Russian intelligence agent, Konstantin Kilimnik, who has landed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs.The...

    American Sanctions Are Getting Closer to Putin
    Apr06

    American Sanctions Are Getting Closer to Putin

    Even though Donald Trump himself has encouraged better relations with the Russians, his administration keeps finding new ways to punish them. It has sanctioned Russians; expelled Russians; and then sanctioned more Russians. And the new round of sanctions announced on Friday brings the punishment ever closer to Vladimir Putin himself.That’s...

    ‘The Ball Is Very Much in the Russian Court’
    Mar31

    ‘The Ball Is Very Much in the Russian Court’

    On Thursday, it was Americans who learned they were being kicked out of Russia. On Friday, it was Europeans. Russia’s Foreign Ministry summoned the ambassadors of several European nations and ordered the expulsion of their diplomats; their number precisely mirrored the number of Russian diplomats expelled by Western nations on Monday. In...

    Facebook’s Ideological Imperialism
    Mar31

    Facebook’s Ideological Imperialism

    It’s mostly forgotten now, but for a time, expanding the reach of social networks—making Facebook, Twitter, and others like it as large as possible—was an avowed foreign-policy goal of the United States. That is, at least, what the secretary of state said in the early days of this decade, in a speech at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.“New...

    Why Is Trump Turning Against Russia Now?
    Mar30

    Why Is Trump Turning Against Russia Now?

    No single stand has hobbled Donald Trump’s presidency more than his attitude toward Russia.During the presidential campaign, he conspicuously praised Vladimir Putin, and refused to condemn his seizure of Crimea. Trump also publicly called for Russia to release emails hacked from Hillary Clinton, something his aides said was a joke....

    The U.S. and Russia Are Caught in a Downward Spiral
    Mar30

    The U.S. and Russia Are Caught in a Downward Spiral

    Russia ordered 60 U.S. diplomats to leave the country by April 5, and said the American consulate in St. Petersburg must close by March 31. This action—the expulsion of 60 diplomats and the closing of a consulate—is a precise parallel to a move announced this week by the Trump administration, which was responding to Moscow’s alleged role in...

    The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal
    Mar29

    The Shadowy Operative at the Center of the Russia Scandal

    Buried in a late-night court filing in Robert Mueller’s expansive probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was an explosive claim: An adviser to President Donald Trump’s campaign and transition teams had knowingly been in contact with a former Russian intelligence officer as late as September 2016, prosecutors...

    Diplomatic Expulsions Won’t Deter Russia
    Mar27

    Diplomatic Expulsions Won’t Deter Russia

    In the span of a day, more than 100 Russian diplomats across North America and Europe were told that they’d be getting the boot—a mass expulsion coordinated by 23 countries in response to this month’s nerve-agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. The move was a...

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