The core responsibility of the Russian intelligence services is to preserve the Russian regime and protect it from internal and external threats. How exactly do they do that? And what can be learned?
Dr. Kevin Riehle, Associate Professor at University of Mississippi Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, mined all the open-source information he could find to discover the answer. With his new book, Russian Intelligence: A Case-based Study of Russian Services and Missions Past and Present, he has created the definitive guide to Russian intelligence and security. Join International Spy Museum Historian and Curator Dr. Andrew Hammond for a discussion with Riehle about the organization of the Russian services, the missions they undertake, and the human and technical platforms they use. They’ll cover the basics of who or what is targeted and why. And they will also explore the nitty gritty of how. From the use of non-intelligence personnel like Maria Butina to the key themes that Russia repeats in all disinformation campaigns, Riehle has systematically explored and detailed the inner workings of Russian intelligence. Find out why he calls Russian intelligence a formidable adversary, but not one that is “10 feet tall and bullet proof.”
Following the discussion, you’ll be able to ask questions via our online platform.
Russian Intelligence: A Case-based Study of Russian Services and Missions Past and Present may be downloaded for free from the National Intelligence University.
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