The recent investigation exposing the UAE's cyber-surveillance program fits in neatly with the country's quest to silence democratic actors across the Middle East.
By 2013, US intelligence concluded China's ability to identify its agents had been curtailed, the newspaper says, and the CIA has been trying to rebuild its spy network there. Both the CIA and the FBI declined to comment on the issue.
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