Intelligence

Scholarly Publications

Office of the Director of National Intelligence: From Pariah and Piñata to Managing Partner

June 2017

This is a chapter in the second edition of The National Security Enterprise, a book edited by Roger Z.

An INS Special Forum: The US Senate Select Committee Report on the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program

November 2015

Eight leading experts in the areas of intelligence ethics and oversight and accountability were invited to contribute their perspectives on the US Senate Select Committee Report on the CIA's...

Stalin and Intelligence: Barbarossa and the Bomb (chapter)

August 2015

In an unusually well-documented contribution on Russian secret intelligence, David Holloway posits reasons for Stalin’s unpreparedness in 1940-1941.

Other Publications

Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: Why U.S. Intelligence Agencies Must Adapt or Fail

May 2019

For U.S. intelligence agencies, the twenty-first century began with a shock, when 19 al Qaeda operatives hijacked four planes and perpetrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil.

News

Biden Didn’t See the ISIS-K Threat in Afghanistan Until Too Late

August 2021

When President Biden announced that America would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by the fall, he spoke of terrorism threats — but never mentioned Islamic State Khorasan, or ISIS-K, the Islamic...

Getting Ukraine’s security service reform right

March 2021

Ukraine finally has a chance to create a strong counterintelligence service and shed the Soviet standards of the old KGB. Are Ukrainian MPs ready to take responsibility and vote for such a security...

A Proposal for a Commission on the Capitol Siege

January 2021

On Jan. 6, the U.S. Capitol was assaulted and occupied for the first time since 1814. Five people were killed, including a Capitol Police officer. Two Republican Representatives have introduced a...

Events

Three Can Keep a Secret if Two of Them are Dead

February 12, 2018

Abstract: What do some of America’s adversaries think about U.S. scientists, engineers and technical specialists they meet?What is it really like to be an intelligence officer (IO) abroad?

A Conversation with General Michael Hayden

April 27, 2017

About the Event: In conversation with Philip Taubman, General Hayden will discuss intelligence and cybersecurity challenges the United States faces in combatting terrorism, dealing with North Korea...

The continuation of policy by other means: asymmetric warfare via the ballot box

April 18, 2017

About the event: In his talk Toomas Hendrik Ilves will discuss how various digital tools have been used in democracies in Europe and the US in an attempt to disrupt and affect elections outcomes....

Multimedia

The Security Conundrum: An Evening with Senator Mark Udall

June 2015

In a conversation with Phil Taubman for the Security Conundrum speaker series, Senator Udall provided a lawmaker’s perspective on the oversight of controversial NSA programs.

People

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