As is common in intelligence affairs, the people who know cannot comment. But even the public coverage of recent spy swaps between Estonia and Russia provides some insight into a change of paradigm in post-Cold War “intelligence culture”.
University of Southern Denmark and Polish Institute for National Remembrance held a conference “Need to Know VII: The Hidden Hand of Intelligence” on 9–10 November 2017 in Budapest. Dr. Juurvee from ICDS presented on Soviet “Active Measures” as we know them from the legacy of Vasily Mitrokhin.
On 7 November European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats in cooperation with Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Eastern Europe Studies Centre held a conference “Russia’s Influence in the Baltic Sea Region: National and Institutional Experiences in Countering Hybrid Threats” in Vilnius
Parliament of the Czech Republic and Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes organized a conference dedicated to the centennial of creation Soviet security service Checka on 2-3 November in Prague.