Transformation of the Security and Intelligence Services in the Czech Republic
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Connections: The Quarterly Journal, Volume 18, Issue 3, p.65-86 (2019)
Keywords:Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia, intelligence, secret police, Transformation
This article describes the process of transformation of the security and intelligence apparatus of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic from the totalitarian, Soviet bloc country model to the modern democratic system of today. The authors describe the main events, key organizational and legal changes, and the role of the main actors in the transformation process. They analyze the experience and provide recommendations for solving the remaining challenges facing the Czech intelligence community.