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The world is much with us these days—from Russia to Ukraine to China to insider threats. Students planning on natsec careers could use insider tips—and a leg up
Who thought we’d be facing Russia tanks, albeit indirectly (for the moment) in Europe in 2022? Well, we at SpyTalk have been excavating and explaining Vladimir Putin’s brands of “active measures” and “hybrid war” since our debut in late August 2020. And just this week, our newest contributor, former CIA officer Frank Snepp, illuminated the shadowy history of Trump operatives in Ukraine and what it portends for the coming weeks and months. You can read his intriguing two-part series here.
But even before Putin’s rapacious invasion, we’d been living for years in an unprecedented age of state and nonstate spying, cyberwar, terrorism, disinformation schemes and covert special operations affecting every one of us. You can check out our full archive here.
Ordinary citizens, not to mention graduates heading toward careers in government, think tanks and global business, whether in intelligence, foreign policy, international finance and computer engineering, need to know what’s going on. Forewarned is forearmed.
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I am independent non-American observer, and I wonder, even here at SpyTalk, why do you have to bring up domestic politics by referiring to Trump. Everyone knows, rightly so, Trump is an imbecile, but, trust me, so is Biden.
Honestly speaking, it has always been a mystery to me why a country with more than 300 million people manages to elect losers, whether GOP or Democrats. Do you have the stomach to be a world power, or will you continue to behave like a teenager?
What do you expect to accomplish by always referring to domestic politics? Don’t you realize that your country is already so divided, polarized and toxic, and yet you chose to walk the partisan way? Don’t you believe that what the US, right now, needs is unity; instead of you (un)willingly fueling partisanship. That is exactly what Putin was Xi were hoping for. Good job, NOT.
Trump may have had an irresponsible Russia/ Ukraine policy, but so does Biden, and you don’t seem to much more wiser either.
It’s sad to see a city on the shining hill undergoing a blackout.