It’s the final episode of “Inside NSA: We Brought in a Recording Device So You Don’t Have To”—our special series of podcast interviews we've been running this week with senior NSA officials. In the fifth and last installment, I speak with Fran Fleisch,
Apparently relations between the United States and Europe are actually maturing. How else to account for the singular absence of transatlantic crisis-mongering over the many, many ways in which the Obama administration has annoyed our allies in Europe?
In a surprise move near the end of his annual press conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a pardon for rival, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and clemency for the Pussy Riot girls remaining in prison. These pardons signal Putin’s absolute confidence in his personal power and the importance to him of the [...]