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Agent of influence


"Agent of Influence" is a 2002 TV movie written by Ian Adams and Riley Adams and directed by Michel Poulette.

  • country: Canada
  • production design by John Blackie
  • written by Riley Adams & Ian Adams
  • based on a story by Ian Adams
  • starring:
  • music by Jean-Marie Benoît
  • genre: Drama
  • released in (13 years ago)
  • award:
    • Gemini Award for Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series nomination for Michel Poulette
    • Gemini Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-series nomination for Ian Adams & Riley Adams
    • Gemini Award for Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Dramatic Program or Series nomination for John Blackie
    • Gemini Award for Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series nomination for Jean-Marie Benoît
    • Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series nomination for Ted Whittall
    • Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series nomination for Marina Orsini
    • Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, received by Ted Whittall


"Agent of influence" is a book by David L. Aaron.


Agent of influence: An agent of influence is an agent of some stature who uses his or her position to influence public opinion or decision making to produce results beneficial to the country whose intelligence service operates the agent. Agents of influence are often the most difficult agents to detect, as there is seldom material evidence that connects them with a foreign power, but they can be among the most effective means of influencing foreign opinion and actions as they hold considerable credibility among the target audience. Most commonly they serve the interests of a foreign power in one of three ways: either as a controlled agent directly recruited and controlled by a foreign power; as a “trusted contact” that consciously collaborates to advance foreign interests but are not directly recruited or controlled by a foreign power; or as a “useful idiot” that is completely unaware of how their actions further the interests of a foreign power.

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Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations: A-E (2002)

by Cathal J. Nolan

See also agent of influence; agent provocateur; double agent; illegal agent; legal agent; mole; penetration agent. agent of influence. An agent whose task it is to spread disinformation, or propaganda, by insinuation into a position of influence to affect the decisions of key policymakers. See also mole; penetration agent. agent provocateur. An agent of some secret police or intelligence service who incites selected persons to actions, which may make them liable to arrest, prosecution, ...

Google previewDictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Jonathon Green

agent of influence n [Espionage] an espionage ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cold War Espionage, Spies, and Secret Operations (2013)

by R. C. S. Trahair, Robert Lawrence Miller

Agent DAN was an anonymous agent of influence in Britain, who had a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Anthropogeography, Semple's brand of environmental determinism, envisioned nature as the supreme agent of influence, molding the physical features of humans and shaping nearly all aspects of humanity's social development. Environmental factors during this period came to be commonly viewed as the determinative cause of racial differences, cultural practices, moral values, ingenuity, and the ultimate capabilities of any given population. Criticisms Despite offering a convenient ...

Google previewDictionary of Politics (1992)

Selected American and Foreign Political and Legal Terms by Walter John Raymond

Agent of Influence. See INTELLIGENCE. Agent Provocateur. An official of police, secret police, or an intelligence service whose task it is to entice one to reveal some secret information or to commit a crime, usually an offense against the state or the government. The term originated, in modern usage, during the French Revolution. Common practice among totalitarian political systems, particularly in Imperial Germany, Tsarist Russia, also in the former Soviet Union and, to some extent, ...

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