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Agents of influence : how the KGB subverted Western democracies

Title
Agents of influence : how the KGB subverted Western democracies / Mark Hollingsworth.
ISBN
9780861542161
0861542169
9780861545339
Publication
London : Oneworld, 2023.
Copyright Notice Date
©2023.
Physical Description
310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary
There's no such thing as a former KGB man. Agents of Influence reveals the secret history of an intelligence agency gone out of control, accountable to no one but itself and intent on subverting Western politics on a near-inconceivable scale. In 1985, 1,300 KGB officers were stationed in the USA. The FBI only had 350 counter-intelligence officers. Since the early days of the Cold War, the KGB seduced parliamentarians and diplomats, infiltrated the highest echelons of the Civil Service, and planted fake news in papers across the world. More disturbingly, it never stopped. Putin is a KGB man through and through. Journalist Mark Hollingworth reveals how disinformation, kompromat and secret surveillance continue to play key roles in Russia's war with Ukraine. It seems frighteningly easy to destabilise Western democracy.
Other formats
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Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 08, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277) and index.
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