Gordon Corera

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Security Correspondent at BBC News, where he was "frequently in contact" with the Integrity Initiative

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In office
2004 - Present
EmployerBBC News
"Frequently in contact" with the Integrity Initiative

Gordon Corera is a British author and journalist. He is Security Correspondent at BBC News,[1] where he was "frequently in contact" with the Integrity Initiative

Olof Palme

In July 2014, BBC security correspondent Gordon Corera travelled to Stockholm to speak to former Swedish diplomat Jan Stocklassa who had located Stieg Larsson's boxes of documents revealing the author's research into the 1986 assassination of Sweden's PM Olof Palme. In the resultant radio programme, Corera described how the documents pointed to the role of various secret services, to questions about right-wing elements of the Stockholm police, to South African dirty tricks, and ultimately back to Britain, where he interviewed investigative journalist Duncan Campbell. Named in the BBC programme as murder suspects were Bertil Wedin and Craig Williamson.[2]


In a document from the sixth Integrity Initiative Leak, Euan Grant noted that Corera was "frequently in contact".[3]


Gordon Corera has written several books, including "Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories and the Hunt for Putin's Agents":

The urgent, explosive story of Russia's espionage efforts against the West from the Cold War to the present - including their interference in the 2016 United States presidential election.

Like a scene from a John le Carré novel or the TV drama The Americans, in the summer of 2010 a group of Russian deep cover sleeper agents were arrested. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and 10 people, including Anna Chapman, were swapped for four people held in Russia. At the time it was seen simply as a throwback to the Cold War. But that would prove to be a costly mistake. It was a sign that the Russian threat had never gone away, and, more importantly, it was shifting into a much more disruptive new phase. Today, the danger is clearer than ever following the poisoning in the UK of one of the spies who was swapped, Sergei Skripal, and the growing evidence of Russian interference in American life.

In this meticulously researched and gripping, novelistic narrative, Gordon Corera uncovers the story of how Cold War spying has evolved - and indeed, is still very much with us.

"Russians Among Us" describes for the first time the story of deep cover spies in America and the FBI agents who tracked them. In intimate and riveting detail, it reveals new information about today's spies - as well as those trying to catch them and those trying to kill them.[4]


A Document by Gordon Corera

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Gordon Corera travels to Stockholm to investigate the assassination of a prime ministerRadio programme28 July 2014Stieg Larsson
Jan Stocklassa
Olof Palme/Assassination
Bertil Wedin
Craig Williamson
In BBC Radio 4's investigative history series - 'Document' - Gordon Corera investigates the assassination of the Swedish prime minister Olof Palme and explores what Britain knew, starting with boxes of documents including papers written by the late Stieg Larsson (deceased 9 November 2004)


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Objectives, Tasks and Cluster activities and RelationshipsWikispooks PageEuan GrantEuan Grant lists an extensive list of willing collaborators. Intelligence people, non-fiction authors and lots and lots of media.
Document:Where They Tell You Not to Lookblog post30 April 2018Craig MurrayCraig Murray's rule number one of real investigative journalism: 1. Look Where They Tell You Not to Look
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