Damaging Ties: Why Germany is the Integrity Initiative’s ‘Most Important Target’

On the afternoon of 4th January 2019, I was putting the finishing touches to a series of articles documenting Integrity Initiative’s activities in Germany, when another tranche of documents appropriated from the organisation’s internal servers leaked on the web. The content was so explosive I was forced to put the multi-part project on hold.

The new trove included several highly incriminating files related to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in March 2018, which raised a number of extremely…