Intelligence

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.

Modern Militaries and a Network Centric Warfare Approach

Modern Militaries and a Network Centric Warfare Approach

To enhance a military’s war-fighting capability and to increase the likelihood of success in operations, a network-centric approach to military operations is paramount.

Targeted Killings – The Future of the War on Terror?

Targeted Killings – The Future of the War on Terror?

Targeted killing without regard to due process is no more than extra-judicial executions. The international community should put in place a legal framework to govern targeted killing.

The Importance of Intelligence to International Security

The Importance of Intelligence to International Security

Faced with uncertainty, risk, and insecurity, humans face a ‘knowledge problem’ and search for information that will relieve these feelings and will better handle its weak spots and holes.

The Politics of Surveillance in a Risk Society

The Politics of Surveillance in a Risk Society

The War on Terror marked a new security culture of anticipatory surveillance problematic in producing a sense of security that stretches beyond the political realm.

The Threat of Cyberterrorism to Critical Infrastructure

The Threat of Cyberterrorism to Critical Infrastructure

From all of the threats falling under the cyber umbrella, acts carried out to cause terror and loss of life through damage to critical infrastructure present the largest danger.

The United States vs Wen Ho Lee: An Error of Cooperation, Prioritization, and Imagination

The United States vs Wen Ho Lee: An Error of Cooperation, Prioritization, and Imagination

The case of Wen Ho Lee supports Frederick L. Wettering’s claim that US counter-intelligence is alive, but not well.

The Future of Geospatial Technologies in Securing Cyberspace

The Future of Geospatial Technologies in Securing Cyberspace

Shifts in the threat of crime mean that in the future, cyberspace will be as dangerous as the physical battlefield. Can geospatial technologies de-problematize the ‘cyber’?