The Secret Breakers: How Laura Poitras Helped Edward Snowden Spill His Secrets

The New York Times Magazine
August 18, 2013

This past January, Laura Poitras received a curious e-mail from an anonymous stranger requesting her public encryption key. For almost two years, Poitras had been working on a documentary about surveillance, and she occasionally received queries from strangers. ...  (Read more)

The Triumph of the Quiet Tycoon: Vagit Alekperov Has Figured Out How to Beat the System — You Just Play by Putin’s Rules

The New York Times Magazine
August 2, 2004

Pity, if you can, the richest man in Russia. With a fortune estimated at $15 billion, Mikhail Khodorkovsky is on trial for fraud, embezzlement and tax evasion and faces a 10-year jail term. His oil company, Yukos, has been hit with a tax bill of $3.4 billion, ...  (Read more)

The Counterinsurgent: Could Major John Nagl Make His Ideas Work on the Ground in Iraq?

The New York Times Magazine
January 11, 2004

Maj. John Nagl approaches war pragmatically and philosophically, as a soldier and a scholar. He graduated close to the top of his West Point class in 1988 and was selected as a Rhodes scholar. He studied international relations at Oxford for two years, then ...  (Read more)