Intelligence in an Insecure World

This book explores these and other key questions while examining the limits of intelligence, intelligence failures, and the relationship between intelligence and processes of public and private governance.

Intelligence in an Insecure World

Author: Peter Gill

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745632440

Page: 228

View: 675

The role of intelligence in the contemporary world is ubiquitous: individuals, groups and organizations as well as states seek information in order to increase their sense of security. The events of 9/11 and subsequent 'war on terror' have made intelligence more central to the study of government and international affairs than at any time previously, reviving old debates and generating new ones. But what exactly is intelligence? Who seeks to develop it and how? What happens to the intelligence that is produced? This timely new book explores these and other key questions. Concentrating on the role of states and organizations, and using the post-9/11 security agenda as its key focus, it offers an authoritative and accessible guide to the relationship between intelligence and processes of public and private governance. Drawing on a range of contemporary examples, the book examines the limits of intelligence and asks whether the 9/11 attacks, the bombings in London and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq may be seen as intelligence 'failures'? It concludes by discussing the need for democratic control of intelligence to prevent its future abuse by unaccountable state or corporate agencies.

Seeking Security in an Insecure World

All chapters in this new edition are updated and a wide range of new topics are discussed, including the Syrian civil war, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its intervention in East Ukraine, the global refugee crisis, China’s military ...

Seeking Security in an Insecure World

Author: Dan Caldwell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442252154

Page: 340

View: 481

All chapters in this new edition are updated and a wide range of new topics are discussed, including the Syrian civil war, Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its intervention in East Ukraine, the global refugee crisis, China’s military buildup, the impact of fracking on oil and gas markets, and rapidly evolving cyberwar capabilities.

Studies in Intelligence

Peter Gill and Peter Phythian , Intelligence in an Insecure World ( Malden , MA :
2006 ) , 228 pp . , endnotes , bibliography , index . The conventional wisdom
among academics working on intelligence holds that the British have tended to
focus ...

Studies in Intelligence

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Researching National Security Intelligence

For example, Gill and Phythian, Intelligence in an Insecure World; Gill, Marrin,
and Phythian, eds., Intelligence Theory; and Peter Gill, Stephen Marrin, and Mark
Phythian, eds., “Developing Intelligence Theory,” special issue, Intelligence and ...

Researching National Security Intelligence

Author: Stephen Coulthart

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626167044

Page: 272

View: 242

Researchers in the rapidly growing field of intelligence studies face unique and difficult challenges ranging from finding and accessing data on secret activities, to sorting through the politics of intelligence successes and failures, to making sense of complex socio-organizational or psychological phenomena. The contributing authors to Researching National Security Intelligence survey the state of the field and demonstrate how incorporating multiple disciplines helps to generate high-quality, policy-relevant research. Following this approach, the volume provides a conceptual, empirical, and methodological toolkit for scholars and students informed by many disciplines: history, political science, public administration, psychology, communications, and journalism. This collection of essays written by an international group of scholars and practitioners propels intelligence studies forward by demonstrating its growing depth, by suggesting new pathways to the creation of knowledge, and by identifying how scholarship can enhance practice and accountability.

Intelligence Security and Policing Post 9 11

... Intelligence in an Insecure World ( with Peter Gill ) ; The Labour Party , War and
International Relations 1945–2006 ; and Intelligence and National Security
Policymaking on Iraq : British and American Perspectives ( edited with Jim
Pfiffner ) ...

Intelligence  Security and Policing Post 9 11

Author: Jon Moran

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN:

Page: 260

View: 102

Discussing the UK experience in the ‘war on terror’, this book critically analyses the discourse of ‘war’ and ideas of the politics of panic, as well as forensically analyzing the effectiveness of counter-terrorist policies such as intelligence gathering and processing, counter-terrorist finance and public order.

The British Labour Party and the Wider World

The British Labour Party and the Wider World

Author: Paul Corthorn

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN:

Page: 278

View: 788

Examines how throughout the twentieth century Labour's international policies have been influenced by domestic politics, and how in turn world events and Labour's response to them have helped to change the party's ideology, political culture and domestic agenda from the 1920s up to the Iraq War.

To Spy Or Not to Spy

the words of an intelligence commentator : that the medicine can , if not
administered under the very strictest and widest ... Bernard Porter , cited in Peter
Gill & Mark Phythian , Intelligence In An Insecure World , Polity Press ,
Cambridge , 2006 ...

To Spy Or Not to Spy

Author: Ronald Kasrils

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 28

View: 848

Progressive Foreign Policy

Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( 2006 ) Active Diplomacy for a Changing
World : the UK ' s international priorities , FCO , Cm 6762 . Gill , P . and Phythian ,
M . ( 2006 ) Intelligence in an Insecure World , Cambridge : Polity . Heffernan , R
 ...

Progressive Foreign Policy

Author: David Held

Publisher: Polity

ISBN:

Page: 258

View: 567

In May 1997, the then UK Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, famously said that foreign policy should have ‘an ethical dimension’, and that the Labour Government would ‘put human rights at the heart of foreign policy’. Although not described in these terms, these assertions were an attempt to articulate a ‘progressive’ conception of foreign policy for the UK. But how does the foreign policy record of the Labour Government stand when set against these declared principles? What role have ethics really played in Labour’s foreign policy? Why has Labour been so interventionist, from Kosovo to Iraq? What does this record tell us about the limits and the possibilities of progressive foreign policy? What does it tell us about the strengths and failures of Labour’s foreign policy? This timely book, published in association with the Institute for Public Policy Research and the Centre for Global Governance at the LSE, addresses these questions and provides an appraisal of Labour’s record in power. However, the book also looks forward. It provides a novel assessment of the international trends that will shape the global context of UK foreign policy. The contributors set out new perspectives and policy options in respect of international security, democracy, justice, human rights, and sustainability. In addition, the book offers fresh thinking on the UK’s relationship with key countries and regions, from the US to Europe, from the Middle East to China. Moreover, it suggests a radical new approach to global governance and to the way in which the UK makes and implements foreign policy. At a time of real flux in UK domestic politics and of rapid change in international politics, this book is an indispensable guide to the UK’s foreign policy options and to the prospects and possibilities of a more values-driven and effective UK foreign policy.

Principled Spying

This is one of the great unresolved issues of public policy, and it sits at the heart of broader debates concerning the relationship between the citizen and the state.

Principled Spying

Author: David Omand

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626165602

Page: 304

View: 893

Collecting and analyzing intelligence are essential to national security and an effective foreign policy. The public also looks to its security agencies for protection from terrorism, from serious criminality, and to be safe in using cyberspace. But intelligence activities pose inherent dilemmas for democratic societies. How far should the government be allowed to go in collecting and using intelligence before it jeopardizes the freedoms that citizens hold dear? This is one of the great unresolved issues of public policy, and it sits at the heart of broader debates concerning the relationship between the citizen and the state. In Safe and Sound, national security practitioner David Omand and intelligence scholar Mark Phythian offer an ethical framework for examining these issues and structure the book as an engaging debate. Rather than simply presenting their positions, throughout the book they pose key questions to each other and to the reader and offer contrasting perspectives to stimulate further discussion. They probe key areas of secret intelligence including human intelligence, surveillance, ethics of covert and clandestine actions, and oversight and accountability. The authors disagree on some key questions, but in the course of their debate they demonstrate that it is possible to strike a balance between liberty and security.

Developing Intelligence Theory

This book was originally published as a special issue of Intelligence and National Security.

Developing Intelligence Theory

Author: Peter Gill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429647468

Page: 126

View: 894

Developing Intelligence Theory analyses the current state of intelligence theorisation, provides a guide to a range of approaches and perspectives, and points towards future research agendas in this field. Key questions discussed include the role of intelligence theory in organising the study of intelligence, how (and how far) explanations of intelligence have progressed in the last decade, and how intelligence theory should develop from here. Significant changes have occurred in the security intelligence environment in recent years—including transformative information technologies, the advent of ‘new’ terrorism, and the emergence of hybrid warfare—making this an opportune moment to take stock and consider how we explain what intelligence does and how. The material made available via the 2013 Edward Snowden leaks and subsequent national debates has contributed much to our understanding of contemporary intelligence processes and has significant implications for future theorisation, for example, in relation to the concept of ‘surveillance’. The contributors are leading figures in Intelligence Studies who represent a range of different approaches to conceptual thinking about intelligence. As such, their contributions provide a clear statement of the current parameters of debates in intelligence theory, while also pointing to ways in which the study of intelligence continues to develop. This book was originally published as a special issue of Intelligence and National Security.

Regulating U S Intelligence Operations

problems of survival in an insecure world , would have taken instruction from
President Carter ' s guidance stated in the executive order itself . The directive
expressly told him to evaluate operational procedures in the light of their potential
 ...

Regulating U S  Intelligence Operations

Author: John M. Oseth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780813115344

Page: 236

View: 777

Hieronymus of Cardia

Alongside the quietism of Epicurus or the unruffled integrity of the Stoics we find
an immediate and vigorous response to an insecure world in the exercise of
practical intelligence , wiliness , opportunismqualities of doubtful moral status
which ...

Hieronymus of Cardia

Author: Jane Hornblower

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 301

View: 471

Iraq Confidential

As Ritter reveals in this book, Washington was only ever interested in disarmament as a tool for its own agenda.

Iraq Confidential

Author: Scott Ritter

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845110888

Page: 312

View: 390

After the 1991 Gulf war, Scott Ritter helped lead the UN weapons inspections of Iraq, and found himself at the centre of a dangerous game between the Iraqi and US regimes. As Ritter reveals in this book, Washington was only ever interested in disarmament as a tool for its own agenda.

Eternal Vigilance

The book also opens new areas of research such as foreign liaison, relations with the scientific community, use of scientific and technical research and economic intelligence.

Eternal Vigilance

Author: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780714643601

Page: 246

View: 496

Eternal Vigilance? seeks to offer reinterpretations of some of the major established themes in CIA history such as its origins, foundations, its treatment of the Soviet threat, the Iranian revolution and the accountability of the agency. The book also opens new areas of research such as foreign liaison, relations with the scientific community, use of scientific and technical research and economic intelligence. The articles are both by well-known scholars in the field and young researchers at the beginning of their academic careers. Contributors come almost equally from both sides of the Atlantic. All draw, to varying degrees, on recently declassified documents and newly-available archives and, as the final chapter seeks to show, all point the way to future research.

PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence The Americas and Asia

P . Gill and M . Phythian , Intelligence in an Insecure World ( Cambridge : Polity ,
2006 ) , pp . 79 – 80 . 17 . Commission of Inquiry into the Actions of Canadian
Officials in Relation to Maher Arar , Report ( Ottawa : Government Works and
Public ...

PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence  The Americas and Asia

Author: Anthony Stuart Farson

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 9780275992071

Page: 677

View: 469

Looks at national approaches to security and intelligence and the resulting impact on international cooperation. This two-volume work provides chapters on national cultures of security and intelligence that address common questions and themes.

International Relations

and secret intelligence gathering about radical countries , such as Iraq , remind
us that significant fissures remain in the world among ... Much about penetration
activities supports the views of realists on the role of power in an insecure world .

International Relations

Author: Conway W. Henderson

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN:

Page: 520

View: 334

This text is a distinctly post-Cold War learning tool that will help make sense of the rapid changes now taking place in international relations. The author's goal is to contribute to an understanding of a world more willing to abide by rules and norms, especially as expressed in international law, and a world shifting to an emphasis on the "soft power" of economic influence rather than relying on the "hard power" of military force. While this text is cautiously optimistic about humankind's future as we enter the 21st century, it warns about continuing turbulence caused by terrorism, rogue states, intense trade competition, ethnic conflict, and the antogonism between rich and poor states. The chapters are tied together with an overarching theme that argues the world is moving from an international anarchy based on fear and military power to the early stages of an international society comprised of multiple actors cooperating to solve problems they handle on their own.

PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence Europe the Middle East and South Africa

Butler , Review of Intelligence , para . 597 . 67 . Peter Gill and Mark Phythian ,
Intelligence in an Insecure World ( Cambridge : Polity , 2006 ) , p . 73 . 68 . Dick
Marty , Secret Detentions and Illegal Transfers of Detainees Involving Council of
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PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence  Europe  the Middle East  and South Africa

Author: Anthony Stuart Farson

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 9780275992088

Page: 677

View: 559

Looks at national approaches to security and intelligence and the resulting impact on international cooperation. This two-volume work provides chapters on national cultures of security and intelligence that address common questions and themes.

Strategic Intelligence Counterintelligence and counterterrorism defending the nation against hostile forces

and Intelligence in an Insecure World ( 2006 ) . He is currently researching the
control and oversight of domestic security in intelligence agencies . Harold M .
Greenberg graduated with a B . A . in history from Yale University in 2005 . At
Yale ...

Strategic Intelligence  Counterintelligence and counterterrorism   defending the nation against hostile forces

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 400

View: 719

While several fine texts on intelligence have been published over the past decade, there is no complementary set of volumes that addresses the subject in a comprehensive manner for the general reader. This major set explains how the sixteen major U.S. intelligence agencies operate, how they collect information from around the world, the problems they face in providing further insight into this "raw" information through the techniques of analysis, and the difficulties that accompany the dissemination of intelligence to policymakers in a timely manner.

Strategic Intelligence Understanding the hidden side of government

From 1991 - 94 , he was Chief of Staff , Defense Intelligence Agency . ... Random
House ) , Our World in Antarctica ( Rand McNally ) , With Presidents to the
Summit ( George Mason University ... and Intelligence in an Insecure World (
2006 ) ...

Strategic Intelligence  Understanding the hidden side of government

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780275989439

Page: 3

View: 189

While several fine texts on intelligence have been published over the past decade, there is no complementary set of volumes that addresses the subject in a comprehensive manner for the general reader. This major set explains how the sixteen major U.S. intelligence agencies operate, how they collect information from around the world, the problems they face in providing further insight into this "raw" information through the techniques of analysis, and the difficulties that accompany the dissemination of intelligence to policymakers in a timely manner.