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INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES: New Security Challenges In Post-Communism

With the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact consigned to history, the former communist states have found themselves ill-prepared for the new threats to their security posed by organized crime, ethno-national conflicts, and militant religious fundamentalism. Especially in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans, deeply entrenched corruption and the largely unchecked use of violence for criminal as well as political ends are undermining the establishment of democracy and civil society.