As Americans prepare for another election, Russian troublemakers have again tried to divide U.S. voters and discredit democracy.
A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity.
Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko got a visit at his Kiev apartment from Ukraine’s security Services (SBU). He said they informed him, “I was under threat of assassination by the secret services of the Russian Federation.” Twenty-seven days later, he lay on the floor of his kitchen, coughing up blood, having been shot through by an assassin’s bullet.
In the WTOP series “Assassins Inc.: The Kremlin’s secret squad of killers,” national security correspondent J.J. Green interviewed dozens of people, including victims, diplomats, journalists, U.S. intelligence, U.S. law enforcement officials and others were interviewed to gain a better understanding of how a deadly ring of assassins linked to the Kremlin operates.
President Donald Trump says he will pull United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Trump says Moscow has violated the agreement, but provided no details.
The cascade of condemnation — from the Australian, British and Dutch governments — does more than just point the finger at Moscow. It also ties together a series of norm-shattering spy operations that have straddled the physical world and the digital sphere.
The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday presented its latest findings on the Il-20’s downing, laying the blame squarely on Israel.
Email theft is favored by hackers the world over, including the Russian military agents accused of leaking the content of Democrats’ inboxes ahead of the 2016 elections, and personal accounts have proven to be the easiest targets.
The downing of the aircraft highlighted the dangers posed by the conflicting interests of various powers in the crowded skies over Syria and threatened the close security ties between Russia and Israel.
As a large-scale military campaign in Syria’s last rebel stronghold looms, Syrians on both sides of the divide are bracing for a bloody battle. See video from the front lines.
The executive order covers not just interference with campaign infrastructure, but it also covers the distribution of disinformation and propaganda, national security adviser John Bolton told reporters.
Nearly a year after Russian government hackers meddled in the 2016 U.S. election, researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro zeroed in on a new sign of trouble: a group of suspect websites.
A senior Justice Department lawyer says a former British spy told him at a breakfast meeting two years ago that Russian intelligence believed it had Donald Trump “over a barrel,” according to multiple people familiar with the encounter.
If built, the behemoth Russian stadium would have a capacity of 22,500 people and host the 2023 world championship.
Maria Butina, who is facing charges of working as a Russian agent in the U.S., was spirited from a D.C. detention facility to an Alexandria, Virginia, jail after grumbling from the Russian government about her treatment in custody.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.