Intelligence in an Insecure World

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.

Author: Peter Gill

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745632445

Category: Political Science

Page: 228

View: 743

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.
Categories: Political Science

Intelligence in an Insecure World

Intelligence in an Insecure World

Drawing on a range of contemporary examples, Intelligence in an Insecure World is an authoritative and accessible guide to a rapidly expanding area of enquiry - one which everyone has an interest in understanding.

Author: Peter Gill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745680897

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 469

Over a decade on from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, intelligence continues to be of central importance to the contemporary world. Today there is a growing awareness of the importance of intelligence, and an increasing investment in it, as individuals, groups, organizations and states all seek timely and actionable information in order to increase their sense of security. But what exactly is intelligence? Who seeks to develop it and how? What happens to intelligence once it is produced, and what dilemmas does this generate? How can liberal democracies seek to mitigate problems of intelligence, and what do we mean by “intelligence failure?”’ In a fully revised and expanded new edition of their classic guide to the field, Peter Gill and Mark Phythian explore these and other questions. Together they set out a comprehensive framework for the study of intelligence, discussing how ‘intelligence’ can best be understood, how it is collected, analysed, disseminated and acted upon, how it raises ethical problems, and how and why it fails. Drawing on a range of contemporary examples, Intelligence in an Insecure World is an authoritative and accessible guide to a rapidly expanding area of enquiry - one which everyone has an interest in understanding.
Categories: Political Science

Seeking Security in an Insecure World

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 ...

Author: Dan Caldwell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442252158

Category: Political Science

Page: 340

View: 190

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.
Categories: Political Science

Developing Intelligence Theory

Developing Intelligence Theory

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

Author: Peter Gill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429647468

Category: History

Page: 126

View: 324

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.
Categories: History

The Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis

The Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis

Something called intelligence is gathered and used in a variety of sectors in our
society, from state intelligence ... teams during the 2003 Rugby World Cup: P Gill
and M Phythian, Intelligence in an Insecure World (Cambridge: Polity, 2006) p 1.

Author: Julian Richards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199578450

Category: Law

Page: 197

View: 377

Written for trainers and analysts in British policing and security services, this book takes a practical look at intelligence analysis by synthesising the key issues and providing context. With case studies and scenario-based exercises, the author presents practical recommendations for training and analysis.
Categories: Law

Principled Spying

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.

Author: David Omand

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626165601

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 595

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.
Categories: Political Science

Essentials of Strategic Intelligence

Essentials of Strategic Intelligence

See also the excellent overview of intelligence studies: Peter Gill and Mark
Phythian, Intelligence in an Insecure World, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press
, 2012); Glees, Anthony, “The Future of Intelligence Studies,” Journal of Strategic
 ...

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440832284

Category: Political Science

Page: 498

View: 972

A highly valuable resource for students of intelligence studies, strategy and security, and foreign policy, this volume provides readers with an accessible and comprehensive exploration of U.S. espionage activities that addresses both the practical and ethical implications that attend the art and science of spying. • Provides a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of all aspects of intelligence by experts in the field, from collection-and-analysis and counterintelligence to covert action and accountability • Probes into how the United States' intelligence agencies attempt to protect the nation from cyberattacks by foreign nations and terrorist groups—and documents the successes and failures • Documents the involvement of the National Security Agency (NSA) in bulk "metadata" collection of information on the telephone records and social media communications of American citizens • Examines the effects that have resulted from major leaks in the U.S. government, from Wikileaks to the NSA Snowden leaks
Categories: Political Science

Intelligence Theory

Intelligence Theory

Philip H.J. Davies has published extensively on emerging intelligence and
security trends such as information warfare and infrastructural security. Dr Davies
has ... Most recently, he has co-authored Intelligence in an Insecure World (2006)
.

Author: Peter Gill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134086986

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 893

This edited volume brings together a range of essays by individuals who are centrally involved in the debate about the role and utility of theory in intelligence studies. The volume includes both classic essays and new articles that critically analyse some key issues: strategic intelligence, the place of international relations theory, theories of ‘surprise’ and ‘failure’, organisational issues, and contributions from studies of policing and democratisation. It concludes with a chapter that summarises theoretical developments, and maps out an agenda for future research. This volume will be at the forefront of the theoretical debate and will become a key reference point for future research in the area. This book will be of much interest for students of Intelligence Studies, Security Studies and Politics/International Relations in general.
Categories: History

The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation

The Professionalization of Intelligence Cooperation

... Intelligenceinan Insecure World (Cambridge: Polity). Gill, P. (2007)'Evaluating
Intelligence Oversight Committees:The UK Intelligence and Security Committee
and the “Waron Terror”', Intelligence andNational Security,22, 1 (February).

Author: A. Svendsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137269362

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 670

An insightful exploration of intelligence cooperation (officially known as liaison), including its international dimensions. This book offers a distinct understanding of this process, valuable to those involved in critical information flows, such as intelligence, risk, crisis and emergency managers.
Categories: Political Science

Eternal Vigilance

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.

Author: Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0714643602

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 535

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.
Categories: Political Science

PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence The Americas and Asia

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 ...

Author: Anthony Stuart Farson

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 0275992071

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 677

View: 700

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.
Categories: Intelligence service

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

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
 ...

Author: Anthony Stuart Farson

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 027599208X

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 677

View: 941

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.
Categories: Intelligence service

Strategic Intelligence Counterintelligence and counterterrorism defending the nation against hostile forces

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 ...

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UVA:X030102017

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 400

View: 924

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.
Categories: Intelligence service

Strategic Intelligence Understanding the hidden side of government

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 ) ...

Author: Loch K. Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 0275989437

Category: Political Science

Page: 3

View: 780

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.
Categories: Political Science

Iraq Confidential

Iraq Confidential

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

Author: Scott Ritter

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1845110889

Category: Arms control

Page: 312

View: 342

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.
Categories: Arms control

Intelligence Security and Policing Post 9 11

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 ) ...

Author: Jon Moran

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: UOM:39015082757918

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

View: 687

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.
Categories: Political Science

Countering Terrorism

Countering Terrorism

Ephraim Kahana , “ Analyzing Israel ' s Intelligence Failures , ” 18 International
Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 262 ( 2005 ) . 14 . For excellent
discussions , see Peter Gill and Mark Phythian , Intelligence in an Insecure World
 ...

Author: Richard A. Posner

Publisher: Hoover Studies in Politics, Economics, and Society

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128063216

Category: Terrorism

Page: 245

View: 662

In this book on intelligence reform, Posner evaluates the measures that have been taken in the United States to implement the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004.
Categories: Terrorism

Understanding Organizations in Complex Emergent and Uncertain Environments

Understanding Organizations in Complex  Emergent and Uncertain Environments

Emotional intelligence is especially suited to theconditions ofliquid modernity,
just as, during the SecondWorld War, the ... as appropriatefor choosing
andtraining individuals tocope with situations of swifttrust in anuncertain and
insecure world ...

Author: Anabella Davila

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137026088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 953

Explores the concept of complexity and analyses how organizational governance can contribute to environmental sustainability. A common theme in these chapters is that organizations actively engage with their environments. Consequently, organizational responses are partly the result of iterative processes with the environment.
Categories: Business & Economics

Intelligence Governance and Democratisation

Intelligence Governance and Democratisation

This book analyses changes in intelligence governance and offers a comparative analysis of intelligence democratisation.

Author: Peter Gill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317541790

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

View: 398

This book analyses changes in intelligence governance and offers a comparative analysis of intelligence democratisation. Within the field of Security Sector Reform (SSR), academics have paid significant attention to both the police and military. The democratisation of intelligence structures that are at the very heart of authoritarian regimes, however, have been relatively ignored. The central aim of this book is to develop a conceptual framework for the specific analytical challenges posed by intelligence as a field of governance. Using examples from Latin America and Europe, it examines the impact of democracy promotion and how the economy, civil society, rule of law, crime, corruption and mass media affect the success or otherwise of achieving democratic control and oversight of intelligence. The volume draws on two main intellectual and political themes: intelligence studies, which is now developing rapidly from its original base in North America and UK; and democratisation studies of the changes taking place in former authoritarian regimes since the mid-1980s including security sector reform. The author concludes that, despite the limited success of democratisation, the dangers inherent in unchecked networks of state, corporate and para-state intelligence organisations demand that academic and policy research continue to meet the challenge. This book will be of much interest to students of intelligence studies, democracy studies, war and conflict studies, comparative politics and IR in general.
Categories: Political Science

Intelligence Services in the Information Age

Intelligence Services in the Information Age

The Englishspeaking countries' primacy of foreign intelligence over security
intelligence reflects the position of long-established and relatively secure
regimes with world interests; intelligence in insecure rcgimes is more inward-
looking.

Author: Michael Herman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136615351

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 323

Intelligence was a central element of the Cold War and the need for it was expected to diminish after the USSR's collapse, yet in recent years it has been in greater demand than ever. The atrocities of 11 September and the subsequent "war on terrorism" now call for an even more intensive effort. Important questions arise on how intelligence fits into the world of increased threats, globalization and expanded international action. This volume contains the recent work on this subject by Michael Herman, British intelligence professional for 35 years and Oxford University academic. It compares intelligence with other government information services, and discusses the British intelligence system and the case for its reform. It also addresses the ethical issues raised by intelligence's methods and results: "do they on balance make for a better world or a worse one?". Other chapters explore a wide range of intelligence topics past and present, including the transatlantic relationship, the alliance strategies of Norway and New Zealand, Mrs Thatcher's "de-unionization" of British Sigint, and personal memories of the British Cabinet Office in the 1970s. Michael Herman argues for intelligence professionalism as a contribution to international security and for its encouragement as a world standard. The modern challenge is for intelligence to support international cooperation in ways originally developed to advance national interests, while at the same time developing some restraint and international "rules of the game", in the use of intrusive and covert methods on its traditional targets. The effects of 11 September on this challenge are discussed in a thoughtful afterword.
Categories: History