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

Kevin Riehle


This book identifies 88 Soviet intelligence officers who defected from 1924 to 1954 and provides an aggregate analysis of their information to uncover Soviet strategic priorities and concerns. When intelligence officers defect, they take with them privileged information and often communicate it to the receiving state, and thereby they open a window into a closed national security decision making system. The book provides the most comprehensive list of Soviet intelligence officer defectors compiled to date representing a variety of specializations. Through the information they provided in now-d ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, intelligence officer, state security, defector, national security, closed system

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474467230
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467230.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Riehle, author
National Intelligence University