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Simon Willmetts in the Leiden Security and Global Affairs podcast about the CIA

Simon Willmetts, Assistant Professor at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, walks listeners through the founding of the Agency, its successes, controversies, portrayal in media and film, as well as its impact on state intelligence in the Leiden Security and Global Affairs podcast.

Willmetts explains the CIA was created by the National Security Act. Generally, people tend to be fascinated by organisations such as the CIA, as the organisation has the capacity to overthrow governments and change geopolitics. 'It is a good moment to reflect on the last 75 years of the CIA', according to Willmetts.

Listen to the full podcast episode on Spotify.

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