Post Tagged with: "CIA"

What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

The papers provide more detail on the hypocrisy of the US as a promoter of democratic values yet also a conspirer to remove an elected government.

The Precision of Drones: Problems with the New Data and New Claims

The Precision of Drones: Problems with the New Data and New Claims

Though startling assertions are now presented on the imprecision of drones, one must look carefully at the data to understand what conclusions can be drawn.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. provides an opportunity for IR scholars to experience a fictionalized account of global security cooperation during the 1960s in this new movie.

Review – Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security

Review – Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis and National Security

A comprehensive yet relatable portrayal of U.S. intelligence which does an excellent job of conveying how little the public knows, and what it often fails to comprehend.

The NSA Revelations and the State of American Intelligence

The NSA Revelations and the State of American Intelligence

The end result of the NSA debate is likely to be an even more capable intelligence community that is better supported by the leaders who guide it and the people it protects.

The Effect of Conspiracy Theories on the Central Intelligence Agency

The Effect of Conspiracy Theories on the Central Intelligence Agency

Conspiracy theories are seldom conducive to good policy-making, and they have harmed the reputation and reduced the power of U.S. government secret agencies, especially the CIA.

Interview – William Blum

Interview – William Blum

Author William Blum offers his thoughts on past CIA interventions, the Obama Administration, Osama bin Laden and explains how he became a ‘crazed, fanatical socialist’.

Revolutionary Politics in Grenada – A Retrospective

Revolutionary Politics in Grenada – A Retrospective

Almost 30 years ago the US, supported by several countries in the Caribbean, controversially invaded Grenada ending its imported, and largely unloved, Marxist-Leninist political model.

A Critique of the Surveillance Flap

A Critique of the Surveillance Flap

Despite recent revelations by Edward Snowden, the program of mass surveillance by the NSA and its affiliates is new only in its scale and technical characteristics, not in its intent.

Interview – Nick Pratt

Interview – Nick Pratt

Colonel Nick Pratt discuses successful counter-insurgency practices, the Obama administration’s drone program, women terrorists, and future international security threats.

Review – The CIA on Campus

Review – The CIA on Campus

The contributors to The CIA on Campus explore the costs of the US victory in the Cold War, notably the way that the US intelligence services infiltrated and to some degree corrupted US universities.

The Petraeus Scandal

The Petraeus Scandal

David Petraeus was thought to be a possible Republican US presidential or vice presidential candidate. This affair has ruined such opportunities, but it will not stop him from being part of the discussion of future national security issues.

The untidy dystopias of anti-terrorism: Italian State Secrets, CIA Covert Operations, and the Criminal law in the Abu Omar Judgment

The untidy dystopias of anti-terrorism: Italian State Secrets, CIA Covert Operations, and the Criminal law in the Abu Omar Judgment

Glimpses of post-9/11 anti-terrorism machinery are not particularly edifying, whatever one’s views. The real solution to terrorism is more rule of law, not less.

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