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Daniel Golden’s Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and foreign intelligence secretly exploit America’s universities
Daniel Golden's new book contends that America's elite universities are a fertile breeding ground for international espionage.
By Daniel Golden Oct 13, 2017
A professor at a top-tier American University was moderating a campus discussion on arms control in 2010 when a Russian diplomat approached him, proffered a business card, and invited him to lunch. Because the professor held a security clearance, he was obliged to run this overture past the FBI, which told him that the diplomat was a Russian intelligence officer.
“I guess I won’t meet him for lunch,” the professor said. “That’s one option,” the FBI said. “We’d prefer you to meet him.”
So the professor became a double agent. Over the next two years the Russian and the FBI each treated the professor to 10 lunches. The Russian plied him with gifts—a fine bottle of Posolskaya vodka, an $800 Victorinox Swiss Army watch—and paid him $2,000 for an analysis of the Afghanistan war. The professor turned the money over to the FBI but was allowed to keep the watch, which he enjoys showing off at dinner parties. It’s the ultimate conversation piece: a bribe from a Russian spy. Read more ...
Chinese Spies Engaged in Massive Theft of U.S. Technology
Obama weakened counterintelligence against foreign spies, Congress told
BY: Bill Gertz — April 12, 2018 5:00 am
China is engaged in large-scale theft of American research and technology from universities, using spies, students, and researchers as collectors, experts told Congress on Wednesday.
Video starts around 31:07.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 (10:00 AM)
Foreign Theft of Economic Research
Hearing: Scholars or Spies: Foreign Plots Targeting America’s R&D
Michelle Van Cleave: Recent Administration Leaks -- Legal and Legislative Developments
Michelle Van Cleave "Today I want to review what has come out in the press. Talk about why some of these disclosures are so very damaging and also offer some observations about the political climate that enables this kind of leaking going on."
CBS News October 7, 2017, 3:24 PM
"Spy Schools" author breaks down how intelligence agencies exploit colleges
Award-Winning Journalist Discusses Presence of Spies on Campuses
The Chinese Student Threat?
FBI director Christopher Wray tells Senate panel that American academe is naïve about the intelligence risks posed by Chinese students and scholars.
Some worry his testimony risks tarring a big group of students as a security threat.
By Elizabeth Redden
February 15, 2018
New Book Says Colleges Are Hotbeds For Spy Recruitment
November 30, 2017
CIA Recruiting: The Rare Topic The Spy Agency Likes To Talk About
Cutting Off Chinese Researchers
White House reportedly considers new restrictions barring Chinese citizens from engaging in sensitive research at U.S. universities. Higher education groups say they want to protect national security interests, but U.S. universities must remain open.
House to Probe China Threat
Hearings to focus on military buildup, U.S. intelligence gaps