By Edward Lucas
From the trap of Sidney Reilly, the "Ace of Spies," via Lenin's Bolsheviks in 1925 to the deportation from the U.S. of Anna Chapman, the "Redhead lower than the Bed," in 2010, Kremlin and Western spymasters have battled for supremacy for almost a century. Edward Lucas persuasively demonstrates that "for many of the earlier many years, the Kremlin's spymasters have run jewelry round their Western adversaries"―and proceed to take action good after the chilly conflict ended. Lucas unearths unknown triumphs and mess ups of Western intelligence, supplying the historical past for the recent global of business and political espionage. as soon as the possibility from Moscow was once overseas communism; now it comes from the siloviki, Russia's ruthless "men of power." "The outcome," argues Lucas, "will be certain even if the West brings Russia towards its criteria of liberty, legality, and cooperation, or even if Russia will form the West's destiny as we accommodate (or even undertake) the authoritarian crony capitalism that's the Moscow regime's hallmark."
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