Michael Weiss

Michael Weiss

Senior Editor

Michael Weiss is a senior editor at Newlines. He is also Editor-at-Large at The Daily Beast and director of special investigations at the Free Russia Foundation. He is the bestselling coauthor of “ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror.” He is writing a book about the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency.

Latest from Michael Weiss

You Don’t Have to Be Recruited to Work for Russian Intelligence

You Don’t Have to Be Recruited to Work for Russian Intelligence

Confidential contacts can be virtually anyone: politicians, diplomats, scientists, businessmen, engineers, and reporters. They have no state secrets to pass on, and the safest way of engaging them is in plain sight, under the guise of their everyday work.

Michael Weiss
Little Man, What Now?

Little Man, What Now?

Can anyone now deny that the core of MAGA is a molten cauldron of cultural and psychological pathologies characteristic of middle-class dilettantes and people with at least enough money to have way too much time on their hands?

Michael Weiss
Inside Russia’s Secret Propaganda Unit

Inside Russia’s Secret Propaganda Unit

Exclusive documents reveal the role of a secret Russian intelligence section in propaganda and espionage operations.

Andrei Soldatov,
Michael Weiss
The Spectacle of Trump’s Unsuccess

The Spectacle of Trump’s Unsuccess

That America’s first authoritarian commander-in-chief appears to be going out as “Richard III” directed by Corky St. Clair is a relief, but it’s also a testament to just how nourished Trump has been by the mere spectacle of success more than the thing itself.

Michael Weiss
In Praise of Working Mothers Under COVID

In Praise of Working Mothers Under COVID

COVID has created a new level of stress for working mothers and highlighted the difference in expectations for men and women.

Michael Weiss