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Russian intelligence course to be taught by Intelligence Community veteran Glenn Corn

Glen CornProf. Glenn Corn, a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Intelligence and Foreign Affairs communities and new IWP professor, will teach IWP’s course on Soviet and Russian Intelligence and Security Services (IWP 644) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings this July and August.

This course will examine the history, traditions, and key personalities of the Russian/Soviet intelligence and security services.  Students will attempt to understand how history and Russia’s own realities have formed the operational philosophy and thinking of Russian Intelligence officials and also attempt to identify future trends and threats presented by the Russians to the U.S. and its allies.

The course emphasizes evaluating the effectiveness of Soviet and Russian intelligence and counterintelligence operations and assessing the impact of those operations on Soviet and Russian government policy and military affairs, as well as on the affected foreign countries.

Prof. Corn served for over 20 years abroad, including tours in Russia, Turkey, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East.  He also held senior leadership positions within the Intelligence Community in the U.S. and is a graduate of multiple specialized training programs in the fields of Intelligence, Security, and Executive Leadership.

He has a Master’s Degree in Russian Language and Literature from American University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian Studies from Hofstra University, and he is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Russian Institute.  He speaks Russian and Turkish and has also studied and worked in the Arabic, Uzbek, and Azeri languages during his career.

Soviet and Russian Intelligence and Security Services course