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To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence

30.06.2023 | Betül ULAŞ


Titled "To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence", the piece was penned by James M. Olson, former Counterintelligence Chief of the United States (US) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In the book, Olson's experience and knowledge gained during his more than thirty-year career in the CIA are conveyed from a US-focused perspective. While the book also includes Olson's experiences in other intelligence agencies, it mostly deals with US intelligence agencies and counterintelligence activities carried out in the US. Author James M. Olson also provides information about other countries' intelligence agencies, espionage activities, and counterintelligence activities. In particular, China, Russia, and the espionage activities carried out against the rival countries of the USA, such as Cuba, are described. In addition, the book also includes intelligence agencies from Israel, England, and some other countries.


Ulaş, B. (2023). Book Review / To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence. Journal of Intelligence Research and Studies, 2(2), pp.296-305, DOI: