Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Andrew C. Tuttle
Number of Pages
The Changing Face of the KGB examines the contemporary structure and functions of the post-Soviet Russian security and intelligence services. The nature of the relationships of the domestic and foreign intelligence services to other power structures in Russia today are examined, including an evaluation of its espionage networks within Russia, Eastern Europe, and the "near abroad." Special attention is devoted to an analysis of the Russian foreign intelligence service's recruiting methods and the cases of Russian spies Aldrich Ames, Harold Nicholson, and Earl Pitts. Finally, the thesis examines the Russian intelligence services' resumption of training terrorists, particularly those affiliated with Iran; The purpose of this thesis, then, is to provide an understanding of the post-Soviet Russian political-economic system and the extent of the Yeltsin Administration's progress in instituting democratic reforms, which have been thwarted by the continued legacy that is the KGB.
Changing; Face; KGB; Russia
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Anderson, Julie, "The changing face of the KGB" (1997). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 3310.