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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
A Cold War boyhood, at the front
A spy's memoir banned in Britain
The spy as techno-bureaucrat
Two superpowers, three master spies, four false defectors, five schools of mole lore, and seven types of ambiguity
The proliferation of private intelligence agencies has made civilian espionage a growth industry