Securitas Imperii 40/2022
The recent international media attention focused on the activities of Czechoslovak Intelligence Service during the Cold War inspired us to dedicate an appropriate space to this topic in our journal. We addressed two historians who had so far published the results of their research on the international contacts of the State Security only abroad, so their texts may have escaped the attention of the domestic scholarly community. Michal Zourek has consistently dealt with Czechoslovakia's relations with the countries of Latin America and, among other, has also researched the work of the Czechoslovak Intelligence Service. The second of the authors, Jan Koura, has attempted to shed light on the broader context of the case of the cooperation of the Moroccan opposition politician Mehdi Ben Barka with the Czechoslovak StB. Further texts cover topics that appear regularly in Securitas Imperii; the repressive Nazi apparatus in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, the effects of the Stalinist campaign against internal enemies in the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia in the early 1950s on a regional scale, and the activities of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army on Czechoslovak territory after World War II and, in this context, also on Czechoslovak propaganda against the so-called Banderaites.