Intelligence (students)

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Australian, British, and US Approaches to Countering Islamic Extremists

Australian, British, and US Approaches to Countering Islamic Extremists

By comparing and analysing the counter-radicalisation strategies of the three countries, disparate approaches are revealed that all contain some degree of effectiveness.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Please note: a classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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How has the US Intelligence Community Performed against Al-Qaeda since 1988?

Owing to its own misconceptions and those of successive executives, the US intelligence community has failed to perform to the extent of its abilities against al-Qaeda.

“The New Guantanamo”: The Psychological Impact of US Drone Strikes in Pakistan

“The New Guantanamo”: The Psychological Impact of US Drone Strikes in Pakistan

The effects of drones beyond reducing American casualties cannot continue to be overlooked; a more comprehensive evaluation must determine their overall effectiveness.

How Effective Was US Involvement in Covert Coups in Containing the USSR?

How Effective Was US Involvement in Covert Coups in Containing the USSR?

Coups were often effective in the short term, but their weakness lies in their long term effects – most notably via deep bitterness from states involved and blowback

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

Global Governance of Maritime Piracy: Closing the Legal Gaps

The International Contact Group on Piracy Off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS) is considered a successful example of global governance of maritime policy.

Divide and Rule: A Machiavellian Account of Israel’s Targeted Killings

Divide and Rule: A Machiavellian Account of Israel’s Targeted Killings

From a Realist perspective, Israel‘s application of targeted killings is consistent with its grand strategy and has undermined the Palestinian independence movement.

Analysing NATO’s Role in Afghanistan

Analysing NATO’s Role in Afghanistan

Throughout its endeavour, NATO has faced many key challenges in its crisis management operation in Afghanistan.

The State of Deception & The Time Bomb: Evaluating Torture as Counter-Terrorism

The State of Deception & The Time Bomb: Evaluating Torture as Counter-Terrorism

In a ‘state of exception’, where it is vital to maintain national security, liberal governments do not suspend the rule of law but rather legally circumvent it.

Torture and the Failure of the International System

Torture and the Failure of the International System

The prevalence of torture represents a failure of the state-led, sovereignty-based international order. A move beyond torture requires a move beyond sovereignty.

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.