Adam Entous
Adam Entous joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2018, covering intelligence, national security, and foreign affairs. While working at the Washington Post, Adam shared a Pulitzer Prize and a special Polk Award for stories that led to the firing of President Trump’s first national-security adviser and to the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 Presidential election. In 2017, Adam was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for a story about an American diplomat wrongly accused of spying. Previously, Adam worked at the Wall Street Journal, where he covered national security. Before joining the Journal, Adam served as a senior correspondent for Reuters based in Jerusalem and covered the White House and Congress. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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News Desk
Vienna Is the New Havana Syndrome Hot Spot
Roughly two dozen possible new cases have been reported by U.S. spies and diplomats in the Austrian capital, more than in any other city except Havana itself.
By Adam EntousJuly 16, 2021
Annals of EspionageMay 31, 2021 Issue
Are U.S. Officials Under Silent Attack?
The Havana Syndrome first affected spies and diplomats in Cuba. Now it has spread to the White House.
By Adam EntousMay 24, 2021
The American Prisoner in Russia Trapped Between Putin and Trump
The U.S. President and the bureaucracy reacted slowly to the arrest of Paul Whelan, who was declared a spy and sentenced to sixteen years in a Russian prison colony.
By Joshua Yaffa and Adam EntousSeptember 4, 2020
The Political SceneJune 29, 2020 Issue
What Fiona Hill Learned in the White House
The senior fellow at Brookings and expert on modern Russia had hoped to guide the U.S.-Russia relationship. President Trump had other ideas.
By Adam EntousJune 22, 2020
Annals of Covert ActionFebruary 10, 2020 Issue
Qassem Suleimani and How Nations Decide to Kill
A new frontier in the use of assassination.
By Adam Entous and Evan OsnosFebruary 3, 2020
A Reporter at LargeDecember 23, 2019 Issue
The Ukrainian Prosecutor Behind Trump’s Impeachment
How the efforts of Yuriy Lutsenko and Rudy Giuliani to smear Joe Biden led to a Presidential crisis.
By Adam EntousDecember 16, 2019
News Desk
WhatsApp Claims That an Israeli Tech Firm’s Spyware Targeted Human-Rights Activists and Journalists
According to a lawsuit, NSO Group allegedly developed malware in order to access WhatsApp messages and other communications after they were decrypted on targeted devices.
By Adam EntousOctober 29, 2019
News Desk
How Lev Parnas Became Part of the Trump Campaign’s “One Big Family”
Parnas was an early supporter of Trump. Now, after investigating Joe and Hunter Biden, he is at the center of the investigation that could result in the President’s impeachment.
By Adam EntousOctober 15, 2019
A Ukrainian Push for a White House Visit Gave Trump Leverage Over Volodymyr Zelensky
The country’s new leader saw an Oval Office meeting as a potent signal to voters, and to Vladimir Putin.
By Joshua Yaffa and Adam EntousSeptember 28, 2019
News Desk
The Mounting Scandal Over What Trump Said to Ukraine’s President
If Volodymyr Zelensky so desires, he has the ability to seriously damage Trump’s Presidency with a few choice disclosures.
By Joshua Yaffa and Adam EntousSeptember 22, 2019
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