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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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James Comey Defends the Bureau's Position in Its Battle With Apple

February 22, 2016 The FBI’s director says the victims of the San Bernardino attack are owed a thorough and professional investigation—and that’s why the bureau wants to compel Apple to help unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the attackers. “The San Bernardino litigation isn't about trying to set a precedent or...

U.S. Airstrikes in Libya Reportedly Targets a Tunisian ISIS Leader

February 19, 2016 U.S. airstrikes in Libya have reportedly targeted a Tunisian ISIS commander, multiple news organizations are reporting, citing U.S. officials. The airstrikes, which reportedly were carried out early Friday near the town of Sabratha, about 50 miles west of Tripoli, the capital, come as the White House is considering military action...

Apple vs. the FBI

February 17, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will fight an order that instructs it to provide “reasonable technical assistance” to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers. In a letter to Apple’s customers, Cook writes that opposing the “order is not something we take lightly...

Apple to Fight Court Order on San Bernardino Attacker’s iPhone

February 17, 2016 Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will fight an order that instructs it to provide “reasonable technical assistance” to unlock an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino attackers. In a letter to Apple’s customers, Cook writes that opposing the “order is not something we take lightly...

A Planned 'Cessation of Hostilities' in Syria

February 12, 2016 The UN hopes to start delivering aid to Syria’s beleaguered population as soon as Saturday, a spokesman said Friday after U.S. and Russian officials announced a “cessation of hostilities” among the various factions—excluding ISIS and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front—involved in the nearly five-year-long civil war. “The UN system has been...

U.S. Syria Policy Is Under Fire From Allies

February 11, 2016 Allies of the U.S. role in the Syrian Civil War are criticizing Washington’s approach, even as Russian airstrikes continue to bombard the city of Aleppo in support of President Bashar Assad, who remains firmly in office nearly five years after the fighting began. Criticism of the U.S. came from Laurent...

ISIS Fighters Have Entered Germany Disguised as Refugees, Berlin's Top Spy Says

February 5, 2016 The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says ISIS members slipped into the country along with the more than 1 million refugees who have entered, but added there was no concrete evidence of an imminent attack. “We have repeatedly seen that terrorists ... have slipped in camouflaged or disguised as...

Iran Releases 10 American Sailors and Their Boats

January 13, 2016 Iran has freed the 10 U.S. sailors who strayed into its territorial waters Tuesday, Iranian and U.S. officials say. The two U.S. vessels had been en route to Kuwait from Bahrain on a routine exercise, when, a senior defense official said, contact was lost with them Tuesday. Iran said they...

Will El Chapo Be Extradited to the United States?

January 11, 2016 Mexican authorities have formally begun the process to extradite Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, the Mexican drug lord who was captured last Friday, to the U.S. Interpol agents served him papers at the Altiplano prison, the facility near Mexico City where El Chapo is being held, the Mexican Attorney General’s Office...

U.S. Analysis 'Not Consistent' With North Korea’s Claim of a Hydrogen-Bomb Test

January 6, 2016 What we know so far: —North Korea says it successfully detonated its first hydrogen bomb on Wednesday morning at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site. It called the test a “self-defense against the U.S. having numerous and humongous nuclear weapons.” —Although there has been no independent confirmation of the test, condemnation...