National Security

Alex Finley Analysis

Alex Finley is the pen name of a former news reporter and former U.S. intelligence officer, writing occasional analyses of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s efforts to skew the 2016 presidential election.

Alex Finley Analysis

Published — October 25, 2018

Russian money and influence have poured through cracks in the U.S. legal wall

Moscow’s intelligence operation against the US has made one thing clear: We need to start looking at the presence of money in politics as a national security issue.

Alex Finley Analysis

Published — September 26, 2018 Updated — September 28, 2018 at 10:10 am ET

Manafort’s guilty plea goes to the heart of the Russian intelligence operation in 2016

Analysis: Sure, it’s about Ukraine. But it tells us a lot about Russia.