The brutal new world of espionage and repression | Reuters


International spying and occasional killings have always been government tools.

For all the breathless speculation of espionage novels and journalists, however, such activities traditionally have been tightly controlled, with informal agreements keeping killing in particular to a bare minimum, particularly on foreign turf.

After a week that saw the possible  murder or abduction of a Saudi journalist in Turkey, the disappearance of the senior Chinese official heading Interpol and a Western expose of Russian military intelligence, the rules are changing fast.

Source: Commentary: The brutal new world of espionage and repression | Reuters

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