Russia’s Denials of Navalny’s Poisoning Fall on Deaf Ears

August 28, 2020

The Russian government has said it will not investigate the poisoning of the opposition politician and anti-corruption investigator Alexei Navalny until there is evidence of a crime. Navalny, who is 44, collapsed during a flight to Moscow after drinking a cup of tea at Tomsk airport on August 20....

Assassins Without Borders

October 19, 2018

The Saudi government probably felt that it could get away with this assassination of Jamal Khashoggi because of its close relationship with the Trump administration. Russia, North Korea and Saudi Arabia are the latest members of a select international club. Assassins Without Borders has roots that...

The Curious Case of Sergei Skripal

May 03, 2018

What was the rationale behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury? In an amusing, yet undiplomatic tweet following the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian double agent, the Russian Embassy in London valorized the temperature of Russia-UK relations at -23, referencing the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Operations of “Elimination”

April 20, 2018

All powerful governments feature assassination in their strategic toolbox. Although the ongoing investigation has not yet produced any clear-cut results, leaders of the Western powers were immediately convinced that the Kremlin ordered the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in the UK town of Salisbury....