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Xan Smiley

Xan Smiley, a former correspondent in Moscow and Washington, has been the Political Editor, the Europe Editor, and the Middle East and Africa Editor of The Economist. He is now its Editor at Large.
 (November 2019)

A surveillance photograph of Oleg Gordievsky taken by the Danish intelligence service during his posting in Copenhagen, circa 1966

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edited by Millard Arnold

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