After our story, “Syrian Spies Operating in the U.S.” was broadcast on Jan. 3, we received several responses to our Public Insight Network request for the personal stories of Syrian- Americans who felt that they had been spied on by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The responses reflect the wide spectrum of beliefs and affiliations that make up the Syrian-American community. Most were from ordinary people who decided to take up some small part of the growing opposition abroad, usually through social media. A few responses supported Assad, or at least denounced what they perceived as violence Continue reading
While the death toll in Syria’s unrest has climbed above 5,000, another side of the government crackdown has played out in the U.S. A federal indictment filed in October alleges a Virginia man was actively spying on expatriates in the U.S. and passing information back to Syria. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading
Accusations of Russian spying in the U.S. are igniting diplomatic tensions between Moscow and Washington, a week after President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met. Jeffrey Brown talks with two experts about what the arrests mean for relations between the two countries. Continue reading
Russian officials have condemned the arrests of alleged intelligence agents, accused of living undercover in the U.S. Jeffrey Brown has an update on the latest in the investigation and reactions from leaders of both nations. Continue reading
The Justice Department announced the arrest of 10 Russian intelligence officers for allegedly carrying out long-term, deep cover assignments as illegal agents in the United States. Jeffrey Brown talks with two experts for more. Continue reading