Douglas London


Douglas London is a professor of intelligence studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a nonresident scholar at the Middle East Institute. He is a Russian-speaking operations officer and served in the CIA’s Clandestine Service for more than 34 years, mostly in the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Africa—including three assignments as a chief of station, including in a former Soviet state. He is the author of The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence.

Articles by Douglas London
A fire rages at the Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Forces in Tver, Russia
A fire rages at the Central Research Institute of the Aerospace Defense Forces in Tver, Russia
A smiling Imran Khan raises his fist in a gesture toward supporters during a rally.
A smiling Imran Khan raises his fist in a gesture toward supporters during a rally.
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wave a Syrian flag.
Supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad wave a Syrian flag.
U.S. Marines keep watch as unseen Afghan National Army soldiers participate in an improvised explosive device training exercise in Lashkar Gah in the Afghan province of Helmand on Aug. 28, 2017.
U.S. Marines keep watch as unseen Afghan National Army soldiers participate in an improvised explosive device training exercise in Lashkar Gah in the Afghan province of Helmand on Aug. 28, 2017.
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security police officer in front of an American flag in Portland, Oregon, on June 4, 2017.
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security police officer in front of an American flag in Portland, Oregon, on June 4, 2017.
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