The increasing use of industrial
espionage by Russia and China is hurting counter-terrorism efforts in the West.
Increasingly, these two countries are being caught engages in major spying
efforts in Europe, Japan and North America, there is tremendous pressure to
divert resources from counter-terror work to deal with it. The increased spying
has also hurt the exchange of terrorist related intelligence with Russia and
China. Britain has cut off all cooperation for the moment, mainly because of an
expatriate Russian who was believed murdered by Russian agents.