The history of spying is long and example-rich. The 20th century in particular saw increasing numbers of espionage cases, as the rivalry between the United states and Russia (formerly Soviet Union) intensified. Recent years have seen the booming of economic and corporate espionage, as large companies use these methods to obtain classified information. Espionage originated in the People''s Republic of China has become one of the greatest concerns facing intellectual property. Many of such cases are followed by expensive settlements or trials, if spying is detected. This book provides rich and comprehensive information on the issue of espionage – both military and industrial – and its most notable cases.