Mikhail Tsypkin

Mikhail Tsypkin is associate professor in the Department of National Security Affairs at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. This paper represents the views of the author and not those of the Department of the Navy or any other agency of the U.S. government.

July 2006, Volume 17, Issue 3

Reforming Intelligence: Russia’s Failure

Much like other institutions in post-Soviet Russia, the intelligence and security services have yet to make a transition to real democratic control, and remain infused with the authoritarian tendencies of their Soviet predecessors.