“This information has been conveyed to nurture a new consciousness in Western society, and an invitation to be coherent,” explains Contemporary Political Historian and Professor at Luiss
Is there a political use of intelligence? Is the disclosure of US diplomacy related to Russian funding of twenty European countries an example of this? we asked Andrea Sperry He holds a Ph.D. in the political history of the contemporary era, lecturer at Luis Guido Carli University in Rome, and author of The End of 1992-1994. The End of the First Republic in the American Secret Archives” (Baldini + Castoldi).
What has changed in the general use of intelligence since the end of the Cold War?
Little has changed since the 1990s with regard to the announcement of intelligence work. However, something has changed in terms of the general exposure of US State Department material, which follows a different process than that produced by the CIA. It is true that many documents, such as those referring to the season 30 years ago that changed the history of our country, are not yet available and many contain loopholes that need to be filled, but I encountered greater difficulties and resistances in accessing the reports from the secret services. , despite requests made through the Foia tool.
Since the end of 2021, Anglo-Saxon intelligence chiefs have spent themselves on trips to the Allies and public interventions to underscore the dangers of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Has anything changed?
There is a use of the material and information collected which I believe is geared towards a strategic path aimed at ensuring that Western society is able to respond accordingly. We have seen this happen in the context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the alert the Anglo-Saxon services sounded to the aggressive protagonist of Vladimir Putin, which, however, was not recognized in its seriousness, preventing an articulating and preemptive occurrence. – Response from the West .. Democratic.
What can intelligence related to this stage tell us in the future?
It is clear that the intelligence material referring to this stage is not available, perhaps in a few decades, and who knows in what form. However, it is interesting what emerges from the State Department cables regarding the annexation of Crimea in 2014. It is no coincidence that after six months of such forceful action, followed by US and EU sanctions, the US ambassador to Moscow, John Tefft, drew Washington’s attention to the growing hostility of the Russian people toward the United States and the West. It is a clear passage that must be interpreted and effectively explains what happened in these eight years.
How do you evaluate the general use of intelligence regarding Russian funding of twenty countries around the world?
I don’t have the elements to go into the merits of the story, but I believe that the United States has neither the intent nor the suitability to destabilize the Italian political framework, to put an allied country on a limb – until only a few days after the vote which plays a strategic role in the Mediterranean that Today it is increasingly becoming the center of global balances.
Why then are you publishing this information?
This information was conveyed to feed a new alert to Western society, a call for cohesion, and a “zero tolerance” approach, as Ambassador Tefft said in his letters to Washington, before this threat escaped us. but no.