Micah Zenko

Politics, Power, and Preventive Action

Zenko covers the U.S. national security debate and offers insight on developments in international security and conflict prevention.

Women and Foreign Policy II

by Micah Zenko Monday, August 8, 2011

VIEW OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON.

The United States has ordered the expulsion of Russian diplomat Stanislav Borisovich Gusev after he was caught monitoring a listening device that was found in a high-level conference room at the State Department (pictured here), December 8. Gusev was caught in a vehicle outside the building and was initially detained by the FBI but was then turned over to the Russian embassy after confirmation of his diplomatic immunity (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

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Saudi Counter-Terror Law Addresses Al-Qaeda Threat

by Micah Zenko Monday, August 1, 2011

Saudi security forces stand guard outside a hotel in Riyadh.

Saudi security forces stand guard outside a hotel hosting the Counter-Terrorism International Conference in Riyadh February 4, 2005. A four-day Counter-Terrorism International Conference will be held amid tight security at a hotel close to Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry, the nerve centre of security services which militants targeted in a December 29 suicide bombing (Zainal Abd Halim/Courtesy Reuters).

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