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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.

The Potential of Social Network Analysis in Intelligence

The Potential of Social Network Analysis in Intelligence

Within its limits, SNA can be applied to identify individuals or organizations within a network, generate new leads and simulate flows of information or money throughout a network.

Buffeted not Busted: The UKUSA ‘Five-Eyes’ after Snowden

Buffeted not Busted: The UKUSA ‘Five-Eyes’ after Snowden

UKUSA and the intelligence co-operation between the ‘Five-Eyes’ members can be best analysed as being ‘buffeted and not busted’ by the recent series of Snowden-related NSA leaks.

Spies and the Spied Upon: The Continuing Need for Human Surveillance

Spies and the Spied Upon: The Continuing Need for Human Surveillance

Technological surveillance certainly receives the headlines, however, there’s nothing more effective and powerful than intelligence collection through a living, breathing human being.

National Security and Public Accountability in Australia

National Security and Public Accountability in Australia

The maintenance of national security and the evolution of an Australian Intelligence Community has raised questions concerning its necessity, and the most accountable ways of sustaining it.

Evaluating Congressional Oversight of Intelligence

Evaluating Congressional Oversight of Intelligence

U.S. congressional oversight of intelligence can be marked by two characteristics. It is overwhelmingly reactive, rather than anticipatory, and thus, congressional oversight is also sporadic.

Game-based Learning and Intelligence Analysis: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Game-based Learning and Intelligence Analysis: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Games have always taught many skills required of an intelligence analyst. What has changed is the advent of video games and their ability to command the attention of the people playing them.

Obstacles to the Oversight of the UK Intelligence Community

Obstacles to the Oversight of the UK Intelligence Community

Effective oversight of state intelligence activities matters: agencies exist to protect public safety and security, but can infringe on privacy and, if unchecked, their actions may be damaging.

Life through a PRISM: Data Mining, Processing Capacity and Intelligence Gathering

Life through a PRISM: Data Mining, Processing Capacity and Intelligence Gathering

Details of PRISM were leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, and have spurred much controversy. PRISM poses major questions for the U.S., its intelligence partners, and for liberal democracies.

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.

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