Ambrose Evans-Pritchard


Evans-Pritchard, Ambrose. "Bored CIA Spies Go Moonlighting." Telegraph (London), 24 Nov. 1996. []

Evans-Pritchard's hypothesis of boredom as an explanation of traitorous behavior (in this instance, Harold Nicholson's) scarcely seems the most astute analysis.


Evans-Pritchard, Ambrose. "British-US Espionage Net Illegal, Says EU." Telegraph (London), 31 Mar. 2000. []

"The European Union condemned Britain's role in an Anglo-American espionage network as illegal [on 30 March 2000], vowing to confront the Government over the controversy at the next EU justice ministers' meeting."


Evans-Pritchard, Ambrose. "Brussels to Check US-British 'Trade Spy Network.'" Telegraph (London), 22 Feb. 2000. []

Romano Prodi, European Commission president, has instructed his staff "to follow up a European Parliament report which claims that secret data [from listening posts in England] is passed to the US Commerce Department for use by American firms."


Evans-Pritchard, Ambrose. "Euro-MPs Call for Inquiry on British Spying." Telegraph (London), 29 Mar. 2000. []

On 28 March 2000, members of the European Parliament "amassed enough votes to demand a full parliamentary investigation into British involvement in alleged eavesdropping on targets in the European Union..... A total of 171 MEPs have signed a petition calling for an inquiry, more than enough to force the issue to a vote.... A simple majority of the body's 626 members will be required to trigger a hearing along the lines of a US Congressional inquiry."


Evans-Pritchard, Ambrose. "Scourge of McCarthyism was Red Spy." Telegraph (London), 8 Apr. 1996. []

The recently released Venona documents identify "Cedric Belfrage, the British writer who worked for wartime British intelligence, as a Soviet agent in the early 1940s." While Belfrage worked for British Security Coordination (BSC) in New York from 1941 to 1943, he was also "agent UCN/9, a source for a KGB officer named Vasilij Zubilin.... Apparently he was not the only Soviet spy on the staff there. The identification of another agent known as 'Havre' is blacked out in the declassified documents."


Evans-Pritchard, Ambrose. "261 Italians Listed as Soviet Spies." Telegraph (London), 12 Oct. 1999. []

On 11 October 1999, the Italian parliament began releasing "a list of 261 suspected Soviet agents.... Among names given to journalists ... were the former editors of three leading news publications, a troop of top politicians, an admiral, and a large number of diplomats, civil servants and prominent writers." The list comes from information given to British intelligence by Soviet defector Vasili Mitrokhin and passed to the Italian government by MI6 in October 1996. See also, Alessandra Stanley, "Italians Bare Soviet 'Spies' But the Disclosures Backfire," New York Times, 12 Oct. 1999.


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