Stathis Katopodis
(Analyst, RIEAS Research Associate)



For more than twenty years, the world experiences constant changes in the political/diplomatic, social and economic domains. With the fall of communism in the early 1990s and the expansion of the U.S. driven capitalism, the western transatlantic world created a ground for peace and prosperity to flourish. However, with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, KGB stopped being the sole player in intelligence gathering and a know-how provider for its member states. At the dawn of 1990s, it became imperative for the newly independent states to establish new intelligence agencies and to comply with international standards of intelligence gathering and analysis. However, there were still lessons to be learned...   Read more


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