On Security

Signs of a Thwarted Russian Hit in Miami

Scott Stewart
VP of Tactical Analysis, Stratfor
Feb 25, 2020 | 10:00 GMT
The Miami skyline, photographed on April 29, 2019.

The Miami skyline, photographed on April 29, 2019. Russian intelligence agencies have gotten away with killing the Kremlin's enemies abroad, which may have emboldened them to give assassination a try in the United States.

(DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)

Since former KGB officer and FSB director Vladimir Putin became Russia's president, the country's intelligence agencies have regained much of their Cold War power. As Putin's power has grown, his intelligence services have grown commensurately bolder. Though the Kremlin invariably will try to deny any role in or knowledge of assassinations and other skulduggery, for the most part, the operations are overt or only very thinly veiled....

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