Economist

 

Economist. Editors. "Asia: The Secret in Room 529." 9 Jan. 1999, 37.

ProQuest Abstract: "When he became president a year ago, Kim Dae Jong vowed to put an end to political surveillance [in South Korea]. But his opponents are not sure that he has."

[OtherCountries/SKorea]

Economist. Editors. "He Admits He Spied But It Was Long Ago." 22 Jun. 2002, 49.

This week, Hungarian Prime Minister Peter Medgyessy "was pushed to the brink of resignation after being forced to admit that he had worked for five years as an agent of Hungary's communist-era counter-intelligence service."

[OtherCountries/Hungary]

Economist. Editors. "Science and Technology: A Personal Eye in the Sky." 9 Jan. 1999, 73-74.

ProQuest Abstract: "America's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency [DARPA] is sponsoring research into so-called micro air vehicles -- pilotless flying machines that are only a few centimeters across." See also, Michael A. Dornheim, "Several Micro Air Vehicles in Flight Test Programs," Aviation Week & Space Technology, 12 Jul. 1999, 47; and Lee Gomes, "It's a Bird! It's a Spy Plane! -- Pentagon Funds Research into Robin-sized Robots," Wall Street Journal, 6 Apr. 1999, 1.

[Recon/UAVs/90s]

Economist. Editors.

1. "Spooked Out." 24 Jul. 1993, 61.

"The government has so far continued to fend off demands for proper accountability" of its intelligence organizations. "Canada's Security Intelligence Review Committee, comprising non-MPs chosen by the prime minister after consulting the opposition, is the likeliest model for Mr. Major to follow."

2. "I Spy an Accountant." 8 Nov. 1997, 61-62.

ProQuest: "The UK government has announced that it intends to do the first complete review of spending by the country's intelligence services."

[UK/PostCW/90-97]

Economist. Editors. "Spying on the Spies." 11 Oct. 2003, 38.

Peru has a new intelligence chief -- Daniel Mora, a retired general and member of President Alejandro Toledo's Perú Posible party. "His appointment has stirred controversy: opponents say that the intelligence service should serve the state, rather than the governing party. But the bigger problem is that the service needs thorough reform."

[LA/Peru]

Economist. Editors. "Time for a Rethink." 20 Apr. 2002, 23-25.

"What should be done [to reform the U.S. intelligence services]?... Two big jobs ... stick out. The first is that the intelligence community needs a proper chief executive -- ... one with real budgetary power over the technical military agencies.... The other priority is to break down the artificial barrier between intelligence-gathering at home and abroad."

[Reform/02]

Economist. Editors. "The Treason of Geoffrey Prime." 13 Nov. 1992, 63-64.

[UK/SpyCases/Other/Prime]

Economist. Editors. "Truth, Lies and Stakeknives." 17 May 2003, 49-50.

The allegations against Freddie Scappaticci "imply that the agent of one arm of the security forces -- the army -- was murdering agents of the other bits.... The details of Mr Scappaticci's career that were reported this week are heavy on colour but light on provenance.... The story most damaging to the security forces, if true, is that when loyalist paramilitaries targeted Mr Scappaticci as a top IRA man, army intelligence agents tricked them instead into going after somebody else with an Italian name."

[UK/PostCW/03/IRA]

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