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You are cordially invited to a webinar presentation on the topic:
Soviet Defectors: Revelations of Renegade Intelligence Officers, 1924-1954
Dr. Kevin Riehle

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

**This event will also be streamed live on Facebook. **

Purchase the book here


Book cover Soviet Defectors: Revelations of Renegade Intelligence Officers, 1924-1954

This event is sponsored by The Institute of World Politics.

About the book: The book compiles for the first time corroborative primary sources in English, Russian, French, German, Finnish, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. The result is the most comprehensive list of Soviet intelligence officer defectors to date. Through the eyes of those officers, it shows the fluctuations in the Soviet recruitment and vetting of personnel for sensitive national security positions, corresponding with fluctuations in the stability of the Soviet government. It also shows the evolution of Soviet threat perceptions and the development of the “main enemy” concept in the Soviet national security system.

About the Speaker: Dr. Kevin P. Riehle is an associate professor at the National Intelligence University. He has spent over 28 years in the U.S. government as a counterintelligence analyst studying foreign intelligence services. He received a Ph.D. in War Studies from King’s College London, an MS in Strategic Intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College, and a BA in Russian and Political Science from Brigham Young University. He has written on a variety of intelligence and counterintelligence topics, focusing on the history of Soviet and Eastern Bloc intelligence services.

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