Simon Boazman

Privacy & Surveillance

How we revealed the surveillance world's illegal trades

The investigative reporter behind Spy Merchants details a history of surveillance companies selling to questionable clients.

Middle East

The complex web of US hostage negotiations

A US soldier was freed in a deal with the Taliban, while the US insists it won't talk to other groups holding citizens.

Middle East

Mystery surrounds American missing in Syria

No word from Austin Tice, who disappeared years ago in Syria, though video footage surfaced showing him held hostage.