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Spy Conviction Strains Science Collaborations

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Science  15 Dec 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5499, pp. 2043-2045
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5499.2043

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CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- The conviction last week in Russia of U.S. businessman Edward Pope on charges of espionage may add to already growing tensions in scientific collaborations between the two countries, according to officials on both sides. The recent strains appear to be a reaction to a broad range of national security concerns in each nation.