Foreign Policy Releases May/June Spy Issue


News Story from: 5/13/15

MAY JUNE 2015May 12, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Spies and spycraft fuel the imagination with intrigue—whether it’s the world’s fascination with a fictional James Bond or with a real-world Edward Snowden. Today, Foreign Policy released the May/June issue, diving into the issues behind today’s “Golden Age of Surveillance” and exploring what espionage means to global security.

In this 88-page Spy Issue, FP writers and contributors examine the spy game in the 21st Century as “nations expend vast treasure and take extreme risks to root out secrets.”


  • -Trevor Aaronson looks at how the FBI’s counterterrorism program pays hefty sums to former criminals – including sex offenders – to help nail terrorists in his piece To Catch the Devil.


  • -James Bamford reveals an unlikely militarized spying hub: the Arctic in his article Frozen Assets.


  • -FP’s Yochi Dreazen and Seán D. Naylor trace the CIA’s role in post 9/11 foreign policy and how it may shape the future of the Middle East.


  • -Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin provide an artistic graphic look at a new era of Russian snooping that relies on facial recognition techniques.



All this and more: On newsstands today.