Unlike the work of intelligence services, that primarily need to be conducted with the tools of secrecy, intelligence studies scholarship benefits from openness, the encouragement of sharing methods, processes, and sources, as well as full transparency in the process of advancing knowledge, discussing results, solving relevant controversies, and transferring that knowledge and best practices to society.
The School of Security and Global Studies at American Public University and American Military University, School of History, Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester in the UK, and Rey Juan Carlos University in Spain are leading providers of postgraduate intelligence education in their respective countries, each with an outward-looking institutional focus on internationalization and commitment to maximizing the benefits this can bring to their students. Developed in collaboration, IntelHub aims to connect scholars and researchers from intelligence studies, security studies, related academic fields and disciplines, as well as professionals worldwide to share their knowledge and provide an opportunity to build a robust international network for the study of intelligence.
Anglo-European Intelligence Cooperation: Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain
Intelhub Speaker Series: Hager Ben Jaffel
Attend Webinar March 6, 2020 at 10am ET
This presentation will discuss research findings drawn from the recently published monograph entitled ‘Anglo-European Intelligence Cooperation: Britain in Europe, Europe in Britain’. The monograph investigates everyday practices of intelligence cooperation between Britain and its continental partners in anti-terrorism matters.
In contrast to political and academic narratives that overstate the divide between Britain and Europe, it is argued that British intelligence has always had a European dimension. Claiming that Britain has a European connection has consisted in shifting away from dominant categories of understanding in Intelligence Studies and cognate disciplines towards a different conception of intelligence cooperation that emphasizes its practical and human underpinnings. Building upon a theoretical framework inspired by International Political Sociology and ethnographic fieldwork in Europe, this presentation will uncover concrete manifestations of Britain’s European connection by looking at the everyday routines and working relationships of representatives from British police forces embedded in a European field structured around the exchange of anti-terror intelligence.
It will also provide an innovative way to account for intelligence cooperation through the analysis of resources at stake in this field (i.e. budget and workforce, inter alia), which determine the trajectory and positioning of police and intelligence services in Europe, thereby contrasting with rationalist perspectives that explain intelligence cooperation in terms of threat perceptions and state decisions. Finally, the presentation will open up a new interpretation of the recent moves of British security services in the context of ‘Brexit’ negotiations.
This presentation will therefore ground a counter-intuitive analysis that upends many assumptions about the Anglo-European relationship, such as the commonly held view that the Britain has an ambivalent position towards Europe as a result of its ‘special relationship’ with the United States. View more.
Intelhub Speaker Series Archives
Has the Creation of the National Security Council Reduced the Likelihood of Intelligence Failures at the Hands of Executive Consumers in the UK? Presented December 17, 2019
Celia G. Parker
Where in the World is al-Baghdadi? Finding a Terrorist Leader with Open Source Geospatial Intelligence Presented October 4, 2019
Stephen Coulthart, Meghann, Maloney, and Reagan Turley
Capitalizing on Competition: Coopetition in a World of State Secrets Presented September 9, 2019
The Fundamentals - The Four Pillars of Intelligence Operations: Data, Tools, People, Processes Presented August 7, 2019
Insurgent use of Intelligence Presented July 3, 2019
Dr. David Strachan-Morris
From CIA to Facebook: The Rise of Intelligence in the Private Sector Presented May 23, 2019
Efren R. Torres-Baches
Disinformation Wars: What Russian Active Measures Reveal About American Passive Society Presented April 24, 2019
Disrupt and Deny: British Covert Action and Foreign Policy Presented April 11, 2019
Hostage Negotiation: An International Scenario and Intelligence-Based Approach Presented February 20, 2019
Dr. Sabrina Magris
Grey Spaces: Commercial OSINT Provision Presented January 24, 2019.
Robert Munks & Terry Pattar
Intelligence, Biosecurity, and Bioterrorism Presented November 29, 2018.
Dr. Patrick Walsh, Associate Professor, at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence Presented October 22, 2018.
Dr. Mark Phythian, School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, UK
Understanding Threats, Adversaries, and Competitors Through Threat Profiling Presented September 27, 2018.
Open Source Intelligence Presented May 21, 2018.
Arno H.P. Reuser
Rethinking Intelligence Presented April 25, 2018.
Randolph H. Pherson
Ethical Espionage: Beyond Professional Oversight Presented March 21, 2018.
Dr. Jan Goldman
Discussion on the Global Security and Intelligence Studies Journal Presented February 27, 2018.
Dr. Melissa Schnyder and Dr. Matthew Crosston
Extremism, Radicalization and Security. An Identity Theory Approach Presented December 14, 2017.
EU Intelligence and the importance of international cooperation in intelligence Presented Oct 25, 2017.
IntelHub Founding Directors
Dr. Nicole Drumhiller, Ph.D.
School of Security and Global Studies, American Public University System, USA
Dr. Mark Phythian
School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, UK
Dr. Rubén Arcos, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Sciences and Sociology, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain