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Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Jeffrey Scott Shapiro is an investigative journalist and former Washington, D.C. prosecutor who served as a White House appointed senior official at the U.S. Office of Cuba Broadcasting from 2017-2021. Mr. Shapiro has investigated and written about domestic and international criminal cases, conflicts and legality with an emphasis on Cuban and Russian affairs. He is now the assistant commentary editor for The Washington Times. He can be reached at

Articles by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

Hamas and the Israeli hostages illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

The world has betrayed and forgotten the Israeli hostages

While the pro-Hamas radical left and its allies continue to illuminate the deaths of Palestinian civilians, little weight is given that the terrorist group continues to hold Israeli hostage abducted on Oct. 7. Published May 29, 2024

Navalny and Putin illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Navalny and Putin: The hero and the coward

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny died Friday at Polar Wolf, an Arctic supermax prison operating as a corrective labor colony whose inmates are confined in solitary 10-by-7 concrete kennels. Published February 19, 2024

Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega's war against Catholicism  illustration by Greg Groesch / The Washington Times

Nicaragua’s cruel war against Catholicism

Last year, in the dead of night under a dark August sky, police agents, with orders from Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega, raided the home of Bishop Rolando Jose Alvarez Lagos. Published October 30, 2023

FILE - Israelis opposed to a contentious government plan to overhaul the judiciary wave Israeli and American flags during a protest in support of President Joe Biden, who criticized the plan this week, outside of the U.S. Embassy Branch Office in Tel Aviv, Israel, March 30, 2023. As Biden prepares to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week in New York, a new poll finds that while Americans generally view Israel as a partner or ally, many question whether his far-right government shares American values. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Stand with Israel

Saturday at dawn the Hamas terrorist organization launched a massive surprise attack against Israel, killing hundreds and injuring thousands with rocket attacks as militant fighters from the Gaza Strip invaded and captured southern villages. Published October 7, 2023

Illustration on being banned in Russia by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

Why I, #467, was banned from Russia

On Friday, May 19, the Putin regime's Ministry of Foreign Affairs banned me from entering the Russian Federation. Published May 25, 2023

Russia and Paul Whelan illustration by Linas Garsys / The Washington Times

Time for Russia to release Paul Whelan

Last month, the Western world came to a halt when Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich was detained by Russia's Federal Security Service and charged with espionage. Published April 24, 2023