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Imprint: Oneworld Publications

Subject: History

Agents of Influence

Mark Hollingsworth

There’s no such thing as a former KGB man.

Agents of Influence reveals the secret history of an intelligence agency gone out of control, accountable to no one but itself and intent on subverting Western politics on a near-inconceivable scale. In 1985, 1,300 KGB officers were stationed in the USA. The FBI only had 350 counter-intelligence officers. Since the early days of the Cold War, the KGB seduced parliamentarians and diplomats, infiltrated the highest echelons of the Civil Service, and planted fake news in papers across the world.

More disturbingly, it never stopped. Putin is a KGB man through and through. Journalist Mark Hollingworth reveals how disinformation, kompromat and secret surveillance continue to play key roles in Russia’s war with Ukraine. It’s frighteningly easy to threaten Western democracy – but we can, and must, defend it.

  • Publication date: April 13, 2023
  • ISBN: 9780861542161
  • RRP: £18.99
  • Pages: 320
  • Publication date: April 13, 2023
  • ISBN: 9780861545339
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 384

Mark Hollingsworth

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