Vladimír Černý and Petr Suchý on Activities of Czecholsovak Secret Service in 1980s
Vladimír Černý and Petr Suchý published a new article based on unique research focused on Czechoslovak intelligence services during the 1980s. The article titled "Spies
and peaceniks: Czechoslovak intelligence attempts to thwart NATO’s Dual-Track Decision" was published in the Cold War History journal of the Taylor & Francis publishing house.
Drawing on newly available and declassified documents, the article deals with the efforts of Czechoslovak intelligence services to prevent deployment of intermediate-range nuclear forces on the territory of several European NATO members, planned as a result of the NATO "Double-Track Decision" of December 1979.
The research focused on the efforts of Czechoslovak intelligence in Western Europe, their perception of threats posed by NATO, and methods used to undermine the NATO plan. The article concludes that despite the fact that Czechoslovak intelligence faced many challenges when carrying out active measures, its capability to target and infiltrate various protest and anti-war organisations and movements was not negligible.
The article is available here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/9MS6VE6YMS445FAHRSQN/full?target=10.1080/14682745.2020.1724963