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Spymaster’s Prism: The Fight Against Russian Aggression

About the Event

How has the continuing work of Russian intelligence agencies impacted U.S.-Russian relations? In this month's installment of People, Politics, and Prose with Ronald Granieri, we will be joined by former spymaster and author Jack Devine to speak about his new book, Spymaster's Prism: The Fight Against Russian Aggression. Granieri and Divine will examine lessons from both our intelligence successes and our failures over the past seventy-five years. They will also discuss how to address our current strategic shortfall, emerge ahead of the Russians, and be prepared for whatever’s to come from any adversary.
People, Politics, and Prose with Ron Granieri features in-depth conversations with authors of recent books on international affairs and national security. Moderated by FPRI’s Ronald J. Granieri, each session will build on the book’s contents to discuss the author’s influences and motivations, relating everything to current events to elicit a broader understanding of the geographical, political, and historical context of our contemporary world.  
Jack Devine is a founding partner and President of The Arkin Group LLC, which specializes in international crisis management, strategic intelligence, investigative research, and business problem-solving. He is a 32-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Devine served as both Acting Director and Associate Director of CIA’s operations outside the United States from 1993-1995, where he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. In addition, he served as Chief of the Latin American Division from 1992-1993 and was the principal manager of the CIA’s sensitive projects in Latin America.


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Jack Devine

Jack Devine - Former Deputy Director of the CIA for Operations President, Arkin Group

Ronald J. Granieri

Ronald J. Granieri - Dr. Ronald J. Granieri is a 2024 Templeton Fellow and the Director of the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He also hosts People, Politics, and Prose, a monthly event series at FPRI.