“Police, Secret Police, and Civil Authority”

Chapter Six of The Rule of Law and Economic Reform in Russia edited by Jeffrey D. Sachs and Katharina Pistor at Harvard University. “Police, Secret Police, and Civil Authority” discusses the legacy of the KGB on the rule of law and economic recovery in the Russian Federation. The book is part of the John M. Olin Critical…

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“Commonwealth of Chekists”

The chapter "Commonwealth of Chekists: The Former KGB Is Alive and Well in Post-Soviet Society," discusses the KGB legacy in Russia and the other republics of the former Soviet Union in this collection of articles edited by John W. Blaney and published by Congressional Quarterly Press.

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Secret Empire: The KGB In Russia Today

Russia’s counterintelligence state survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and the transition toward democratic governance and a market economy. Secret Empire is the first detailed, scholarly investigation of Russia’s post-Soviet security services. Published in 1994, it virtually predicted the rise of a KGB officer to lead Russia and appoint KGB veterans to run the…

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“Will Democrats Control the Former KGB?”

Edited by Uri Ra’anan and his colleagues, this is the first academic book that questioned the sunny prognosis for democracy in post-Soviet Russia, and to predict the country’s return to authoritarianism. Waller wrote the chapter on the KGB. Other authors include Yelena Bonner.

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