A compendium of spookery: Fogle and further phantasms

President George W Bush visits CIA Headquarters, March 20, 2001.All the spookish shenanigans in Moscow this week have coincided with the end of the academic year, grading, packing to head to Prague for the summer and general chaos, hence the lack of blog posts. However, I have been writing or interviewed in a few places, so in lieu of anything substantial here, I offer a list and links (updated as and when) to these other pontifications of mine on the FSB, the CIA, Russian intrigues and more:

  • Patriot Games in Moscow News, on what the case says about Russia and the West

(And coincidentally, I’d also mention this unconnected piece on Russian organized crime at home and abroad in BNE)

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  1. Robert Eckart

     /  May 17, 2013

    Thanks, Mark, for keeping us availed of your excellent works. BOB

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  2. this article claims Fogle was identified and was being monitored for the past two years – what do you think of this? convenient fabrication? http://www.vedomosti.ru/politics/news/12080701/v_moskve_za_foglom_sledili_s_vesny_2011_g

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    • Mark Galeotti

       /  May 25, 2013

      Most spies in embassies are identified by local counter-intel and kept under at least sporadic surveillance (although not the kind of full-on monitoring that is implied) so it’s not at all unlikely that Fogle was being watched.

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