The Stasi's Romeo Agents (Pt 1) - School for Seduction

What’s the best way to spy on your enemies? Sleep with their secretaries. In part one of this two-part series, new evidence is unearthed of East Germany‘s ruthless blueprint for Cold War sexpionage, revealing for the first time stories of the agents sent to seduce young women working for West Germany’s top politicians.

You can read Oliver Moody's article here.

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  • Gunnar Take, historian at the University of Stuttgart.
  • Katja Hoyer, historian and Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London.

Host: Oliver Moody, Berlin Correspondent, The Times.

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