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:
- Mark Galeotti on Today’s Spy Saga: Was today’s big Russia news a legitimate CIA embarrassment or Kremlin propaganda?: a snap response in The Interpreter.
- Mr Fogle and the Bizarre Case of Politics of Paranoia: a longer piece in Russia! magazine.
- Moscow ups ante in spy row by outing CIA station chief: on the Blouin Beat, following this further escalation
- Patriot Games in Moscow News, on what the case says about Russia and the West
- Will spy scandal hamper U.S.-Russia collaboration on Sochi Olympics security? in Russia Beyond The Headlines, on prospects for security cooperation in the future
(And coincidentally, I’d also mention this unconnected piece on Russian organized crime at home and abroad in BNE)