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Brazil’s Intelligence Service Targets ‘Progressive Clergy’

Brazil’s Intelligence Service Targets ‘Progressive Clergy’

The reliable Brazil Report offers a fascinating snapshot of the intelligence agency of the second largest country in the Western Hemisphere. Now known as ABIN, the Brazilian Intelligence Agency was previously known as National Intelligence Service or SNI. The country’s right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro has expressed admiration for SNI, which powered a military coup in...

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Mueller’s Report Blunts the Criticism of Former Spy Chiefs

Mueller’s Report Blunts the Criticism of Former Spy Chiefs

The report of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, as summarized by Attorney General Bill Barr, significantly qualifies the U.S. intelligence community’s January 2017 finding about Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. The unclassified findings of the CIA, FBI, and National Security Agency set the stage for the special prosecutor’s investigation by asserting that Russian President...

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The Ancient History of Espionage

The Ancient History of Espionage

British intelligence historian Christopher Andrew via The National Interest, the first books to argue that intelligence should have a central role in war and peace were written not in classical Greece or Rome but in ancient China and the Indian subcontinent: The Art of War (Sunzi bingfa), traditionally ascribed to Confucius’s contemporary, the Chinese general...