Brian Champion


Champion, Brian. Industrial Espionage and Economic Spying: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Recent Cases Compiled from Open Sources With Lists of Companies, Industries and Countries. Edmonton, Canada: West America Communications, 1995.

According to the author, this work "[c]ontains 239 citations to the literature on industrial and economic espionage." Champion, "A Review of Selected Cases...," I&NS 13.2: 141 fn. 2.


Champion, Brian. "A Review of Selected Cases of Industrial Espionage and Economic Spying, 1568-1945." Intelligence and National Security 13, no. 2 (Summer 1998): 123-143.

Although the numbers of cases being reported in the media today leaves the impression that industrial espionage is a recent activity, "[c]ompanies spying on each other ... has a long history."


Champion, Brian. "Spies (Look) Like Us: The Early Use of Business and Civilian Covers in Covert Operations." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 21, no. 3 (Fall 2008): 530-564.

The author covers from premodern times until 1939.


Champion, Brian. "Surreptitious Aircraft in Transnational Covert Operations." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 11, no. 4 (Winter 1998-1999): 453-478.

The sourcing is soft here, and there is too much speculation and inference expressed as fact. Nonetheless, the article is a catalog of possible covert use of aircraft over a broad sweep of the post-World War II world. The conclusion that "clandestine shipments of weapons and other material will seemingly persist" seems safe.


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