Oil, anti-terrorism and spying

After Putin’s power and control of the Chechens over the Russian economy and government, Russian human intelligence activities have grown all over the world. The high oil prices have led Russia to recover its information resorts and resume its intelligence activities in regions and cities around the world. Russia also has established relations with parties that have historically been located in the western camp.

The Kremlin has exploited warmer relations with the West in the context of the war on terror, and has sped out its attacks on Western countries. Therefore, Russia has intensified its spy agency. Moscow has ordered the SVAIR and the Georgian Government to increase intelligence gathering in new NATO and EU members in Eastern Europe and the Baltics. These organizations have a duty to undermine the success of these countries in integrating with the West. Russia has worked with China to meet US targets around the world.

China and Russia have been working in Latin America to undermine the political, economic, and military influence of the United States through oil and arms trade. As a result of the sale of weapons to hostile regimes such as Venezuela, these weapons may be available to terrorist groups. Venezuela, along with providing weapons to terrorists, promotes anti-American sentiment. Russia’s intelligence services are seeking to destabilize the communities of traditional US regional allies and increase the gap between these regimes and Washington. Moscow in the Middle East continues to sell arms to outlaws and opposes punitive measures against supporters of terrorism. Russia continues to work with countries supporting terrorism in the field of nuclear technology and weapons of mass destruction. Russia’s intelligence services penetrate into different countries in the fight against terrorism or organized crime, and then they engage in completely different activities. For example, these intelligence services, using their information relationships, have taken advantage of the privatization processes in Eastern Europe.

The intelligence services are manipulating the country’s political scene in dealing with corrupt officials in the public and private sectors, stealing military secrets and injuring their arms industries, and ultimately controlling the strategic economic resources of these countries. Get it Russia’s intelligence services support the peaceful settlement of the Palestinian issue, while also providing Russian intelligence services to arming terrorists and militant groups in the Middle East and imposing additional costs on the US military.

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFAA) issued a report in March 2005 entitled “Russia’s Mistaken Orientation: What the United States can and should do”. The conflict between policy goals in the United States and Russia is well documented in this report. The report suggests that US policy should shift from “strategic partnership” to “selective co-operation”. Russia’s foreign minister also accepts that Russia and the United States have divergent interests. Therefore, Russia’s spy activities could be expected to increase.

In addition to the use of intelligence personnel in diplomatic posts, Moscow has also increased the use of its illegal agents. With the Russians moving away from democracy, the consolidation of authoritarianism in the country’s intelligence and the relations of the Chechens with organized crime, the nature of the Russian threat became more acute. The West must intelligently respond to these developments and realize the real intentions of Moscow using sophisticated human information.

Finally, it should be noted that the old ways of collecting human information used during the Soviet Union are now on the agenda again. The number of Russian intelligence officers in most parts of the world during the Cold War period is even higher and diplomatic and commercial coverings have been widely exploited.

Sajad Abedi
Sajad Abedi
National Security and Defense Think Tank