April 07, 2014
After Crimea, West's Spies, Armies to Raise Russia Focus
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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