Spies are more common, and boring, than you think


How many spies are there anyway?

Many Americans were surprised recently by allegations that a Russian woman, Maria Butina, had infiltrated the National Rifle Association and was having sex with well-placed men, in the hopes of getting information for Russia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2018, with the headline 'Spies are more common, and boring, than you think'. Subscribe