April 07, 2014

After Crimea, West's Spies, Armies to Raise Russia Focus

Featuring Elbridge Colby

Source: Reuters

Journalist Peter Apps

(Reuters) - As Western states enter a new era of potential confrontation with Moscow, they face an awkward reality.

A quarter-century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the level of expertise on Russia in intelligence agencies, armed forces and governments has diminished drastically.

Rising concern over Russian government espionage - including increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks and computer spyware - had sparked some modest renewed interest in recent years, primarily in counterintelligence.

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