The Collapse of Communism: The Untold Story
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
The former CIA chief of Soviet block counterintelligence. He served twenty-two years in the CIA, handling spies and defectors in Clandestine Services.
Soviet Dissident and survivor of Gulag. He was hired by President Boris Yeltsin to build defense for the upcoming trial the Communist Party filed against Yeltsin. Bukovsky agreed under one condition: he would get access to KGB archives. He spent one full year in archives scanning thousands of classified documents into his laptop computer.
The former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and a member of President-Elect Reagan's Transition Team within the U.S. Department of State. He served as U.S. Senate Staff Member dealing with oversight of the intelligence services.
The former Czech dissident and political prisoner. In 1992 he acquired and published data from the Secret Police files disclosing over 200,000 names of STB officers and collaborators in Czechoslovakia.
The former Czechoslovak Communist Party Central Committee member and CIA agent.
Joseph D.Douglass, Jr., PhD
The former national security affair consultant with 30 years experience in defense policy, technology, and intelligence. He served as the Assistant Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during Reagan's administration. He is recognized authority on U.S. and Soviet nuclear strategy, communist decision-making, and Soviet strategic intelligence operations.
Edward Jay Epstein
Political analyst, Author.
The US Secretary of Defense, former CIA Director.
The journalist, defense and national security reporter for The Washington Times.
The KGB Colonel and resident in London, double agent working for British MI6. Adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher.
The anti-communist activist and political prisoner in Czechoslovakia. After the revolution in 1989 he was nominated by the Alliance of Political Prisoners to the newly formed BIS (Czech Intelligence Service) and became the counter-intelligence officer specialized in leftist extremism. When he threatened to expose hidden communist structures and plans for the return to totalitarian methods, he was arrested in 2001 and jailed for over a year. The trial took almost five years. In the fall of 2006 he was acquitted of all charges.
The Geo-political analyst and expert on America's fatal illusion of a balance of power, diplomatic, and Cold War history.
Ion Mihai Pacepa
Lt. General of Romanian Intelligence, the highest-ranking defector ever from the Eastern block. The former Chief of Romania Intelligence Service and National security adviser to president Nicolas Ceausescu.
The member of the Czech Senate, former journalist specialized in war conflicts in Europe.
The Director of the Institute of Studies of Totalitarian Regimes and former Director of Interior Ministry Archives in Prague, Czech Republic.
The former Czech Secret Police (STB) officer. He was in charge of leading the students' demonstration in November 1989 that triggered the Velvet Revolution and he played the role of "dead student" Martin Smid supposedly killed by the brutal riot police.