Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 19 июн. 2012 г. - Всего страниц: 372

From the capture of Sidney Reilly, the "Ace of Spies," by Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1925 to the deportation from the United States of Anna Chapman, the "Redhead Under the Bed," in 2010, Kremlin and Western spymasters have battled for supremacy for nearly a century. Edward Lucas persuasively demonstrates that "for most of the past decades, the Kremlin's spymasters have run rings around their Western adversaries."

In Deception, Lucas uncovers the real story of Chapman and her colleagues in Britain and America, unveiling their clandestine missions and the spy hunt that led to their downfall. Some of Russia's spies have had academic and professional qualifications that enhanced their contacts at the top of American politics and finance. Lucas reveals unknown triumphs and disasters of Western intelligence in the cold war, providing the background to the new world of industrial and political espionage. To tell the story of post-Soviet espionage, Lucas draws on exclusive interviews with Russia's top NATO spy, Herman Simm, and unveils the horrific treatment of a Moscow lawyer who dared to challenge the ruling criminal syndicate there.

Once the threat from Moscow was international communism, now it comes from the siloviki, Russia's ruthless "men of power." "The outcome," Lucas argues, "will determine whether the West brings Russia toward its standards of liberty, legality, and cooperation, or whether Russia will shape the West's future as we accommodate (or even adopt) the authoritarian crony capitalism that is the Moscow regime's hallmark."

 

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Пользовательский отзыв  - Jeremy_Palmer - LibraryThing

Overall I agree with Mr. Lucas, though I am sure that he - as I - could name many wonderful Russian individuals. As a system, however, I think he is probably quite accurate. I lived in Russia for ... Читать весь отзыв

DECEPTION: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today

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A senior editor at the Economist demonstrates that the Russian secret police state is alive and well and watching the West.In a deeply researched though occasionally murky work, Lucas (The New Cold ... Читать весь отзыв

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Map Introduction
1
Looting and Murder
23
The Pirate State
52
Deadly Games and Useful Idiots
79
Real Spies Real Victims
102
Fact and Fiction
123
Spies Like
149
The New Illegals
164
The Traitors Tale
268
Conclusion
310
Notes
321
Acknowledgements
359
23 52
361
79
365
102
366
268
371

The Cockpit ofEurope
193
Between the Hammer and the Anvil
216
The Upside Down World
251

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Edward Lucas covered Eastern Europe for The Economist for over twenty years, witnessing the end of the last Cold War, the parting of the Iron Curtain, and, as the Moscow bureau chief, covered Boris Yeltsin's reign and Vladimir Putin's rise to power. He is the author of The New Cold War ; Cyberphobia: Identity, Trust, Security and the Internet ; and Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West . He lives in London, England.

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