Special Investigations

Why Did Police Never Solve the Murder of a Prominent Portland Anti-Fascist?

Sean Kealiher’s unsolved murder has left a deep wound in a city that has for decades been a battleground for far-right violence.

A Syrian Asylum-Seeker’s Case Reframes Migrant Abuses as Enforced Disappearances

From family separation to European “pushbacks,” there’s a new legal effort to label anti-immigrant abuses as enforced disappearances.

Erik Prince and the Failed Plot to Arm a CIA Asset-Turned-Warlord in Libya

Sources and exclusive documents reveal new details about Prince’s long campaign to back Libyan strongman Khalifa Hifter.


The Iran Cables

How Iran Tried to Recruit Spies Against the U.S. in Iraq

Secret cables obtained by The Intercept show Iranian intelligence officials in Iraq using low-tech tradecraft to communicate with spies on the U.S.

Special Feature

Snowden Archive: The SidToday Files

SIDtoday is the internal newsletter for the NSA’s most important division, the Signals Intelligence Directorate. The Intercept released four years’ worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003, after editorial review.

Millions of Leaked Police Files Detail Suffocating Surveillance of China’s Uyghur Minority

Invasive digital monitoring and community informants drive a system all too ready to classify Muslims in Ürümqi as extremists and terrorists.

Money and Politics Could Doom the Florida Panther — and the Endangered Species Act

The law has powerful provisions to protect animals, but, amid cozy relationships with developers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rarely acts.

Border Patrol Politicization Was Explicit Under Trump. It’s Up to Biden to Contain It.

The next head of DHS will need to grapple with the insular, hard-right worldview held by influential border and immigration officials.

A U.S.-Backed Militia That Kills Children May Be America’s Exit Strategy From Its Longest War

Operatives from an elite CIA-trained paramilitary unit massacred at least 51 civilians in 10 previously undocumented night raids.

Special Feature

The Drone Papers

The Intercept has obtained a cache of secret documents detailing the inner workings of the U.S. military’s assassination program in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The documents, provided by a whistleblower, offer an unprecedented glimpse into Obama’s drone wars.

Congress Has the Power to Override Supreme Court Rulings. Here’s How.

Overriding judicial decisions, an important tool in Congress’s legislative toolbox, has fallen by the wayside over the last 20 years.


Oil and Water

In the Mercenaries’ Own Words: Documents Detail TigerSwan Infiltration of Standing Rock

North Dakota’s private security regulator said a trove of company documents showed TigerSwan’s denials were “willfully false and misleading.”