• Alma Katsu and Owen Matthews on Ideal Spies, Historical Fiction, and the Russia-West Divide

    She was a senior intelligence analyst. He was a Moscow bureau chief. Now they're both writing spy thrillers.

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    Defections and Detections: How a Sprawling Soviet Atomic Spy Network Was First Exposed

    As a cipher clerk at the Soviet embassy in Ottawa, Canada, and a GRU intelligence officer, Igor Gouzenko had access to the secret...