Intelligence

Does Realism Best Explain Intelligence Cooperation Between States?

Does Realism Best Explain Intelligence Cooperation Between States?

Scholars should combine Realism with Liberal-Institutionalist and Constructivist theories in order to best explain the reasons why states cooperate over intelligence.

Machiavelli on the Use of Immoral Means in Politics

Machiavelli on the Use of Immoral Means in Politics

If a political prince’s primary purpose is to maintain his leadership, he must develop the capability of appropriately using immoral methods when necessary.
 

Is the Current Political Turmoil of the ‘Information Age’ Revolutionary?

Is the Current Political Turmoil of the ‘Information Age’ Revolutionary?

Although the networked structures of new social movements represent a shift from the hierarchical and centralised forms of previous models, they are not unprecedented.

The ‘Intelligence Special Relationship’ between Britain and the United States

The ‘Intelligence Special Relationship’ between Britain and the United States

The UK-USA relationship has stood the test of time and evolved to meet the requirements of intelligence consumers as old threats have dissipated and new threats emerged.

Snowden on Screen at SXSW: Visual Irruptions of State Self-Image

Snowden on Screen at SXSW: Visual Irruptions of State Self-Image

The Snowden leaks and their framing reveal how aesthetic irruptions can destabilize the self-image and ultimately the ontological security of the state.

Iran 1978-1979: Reflections on Intelligence Failure

Iran 1978-1979: Reflections on Intelligence Failure

The failure of the US intelligence community to predict the Islamic Revolution in Iran offers lessons that remain relevant today in the aftermath of the ‘Arab Spring’.

The Dangers of Obama’s Cut-Price Foreign Policy

The Dangers of Obama’s Cut-Price Foreign Policy

Obama’s foreign policy has neglected the long-term strategic dangers of making political decisions based on seeking short-term public, political, and economic stability.

Do Drone Strike Assassinations Render Conceptions of ‘Just War’ Redundant?

Do Drone Strike Assassinations Render Conceptions of ‘Just War’ Redundant?

War on Terror drone policies problematise classic Just War (JW) approaches. However, JW-inspired international law has the ability to ensure accountability.

The Fracturing of the Syrian Resistance Coalition and the Tripolar Civil War

The Fracturing of the Syrian Resistance Coalition and the Tripolar Civil War

The transformation of the Syrian Civil War from a bipolar to a tripolar conflict came from incompatible visions of Syria’s future within the Syrian Resistance Coalition.

A Critical Evaluation of the Intelligence Oversight Regime in Botswana

A Critical Evaluation of the Intelligence Oversight Regime in Botswana

The Botswana intelligence oversight regime falls short of addressing the conflicting needs of secrecy and democratic imperatives of transparency and accountability.

The Limitations of History to the Field of Intelligence

The Limitations of History to the Field of Intelligence

Despite the epistemological limitations of history, it can provide the field of intelligence with useful ways to expand its knowledge and debunk myths.

How Seriously Should the Threat of Cyber Warfare be Taken?

How Seriously Should the Threat of Cyber Warfare be Taken?

Because cyber attacks have been shown to be a widespread problem, cyber security must be taken seriously regardless of the fact that no state has yet officially declared a cyber war.