Intelligence

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

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

The ‘Information Age’ has brought undeniable and unprecedented changes to the ways insurgencies and social movements organize themselves.

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.

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.