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IntelHub

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Insurgent use of Intelligence

Intelhub Speaker Series: Dr. David Strachan-Morris, Lecturer in Intelligence and Security at the University of Leicester, England.
Attend Webinar June 27, 2019 at 10am ET

The last two decades have seen arguably the most extended period of Counterinsurgency Warfare in recent warfare and with this has come intensive professional and academic study of how to conduct counterinsurgency. While this has included work on how to conduct intelligence in a counterinsurgency campaign, the insurgents themselves are treated almost exclusively as targets to be acted upon rather than intelligence actors in their own right. A forthcoming series of articles in Intelligence and National Security will address this shortcoming, covering a diverse range of campaigns in order to shed light on this aspect of intelligence. In this webinar Dr. David Strachan-Morris will discuss his contribution to the series, which draws on the Second Indochina War as a case study, particularly the period from the start of the American participation until the fall of Saigon in 1975, to examine the use of intelligence in support of the guerrilla campaign in South Vietnam. He will talk about some of the unique aspects of the insurgent use of intelligence in the context of the hybrid campaign in Vietnam, making comparisons with modern day insurgencies, and highlight some of the wider lessons on politicisation, intelligence failure, and the interaction between tactical and strategic intelligence. This webinar will be of interest to anyone looking at the use of intelligence by insurgents in particular or non-state actors in general.

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Capitalizing on Competition: Coopetition in a World of State Secrets

Intelhub Speaker Series: Daniela Bacheș-Torres
Attend Webinar July 17, 2019 at 10am ET

Given the growing weight of regional cooperation in intelligence as an expression of both low politics and high politics, this presentation will aim to address the national and international drivers of emerging cooperative systems. By looking at three case studies – the European Union Intelligence and Situation Centre (INTCEN), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) “Our Eyes” Intelligence Initiative –, this research will show that in addition to congruity and affiliation, complementarity and opposition are essential in understanding the emergence, organizational functioning and evolution of multinational cooperation. The intelligence scholarship disregarded the holistic, long-term trade-off between cooperation and competition, failing to conceptualize and explain liaison beyond short-term common interests and threats. Trying to fill this gap, the presentation will build upon the hypothesis that the organizational culture of intelligence liaison is a co-opetitive one, that is, cooperation not excluding or limiting the state of competition between intelligence actors. On the contrary, a competitive context provides the stimuli and drivers for cooperation between actors. Relatedly, it asserts the need of a holistic approach of the environment and multilevel factors that constantly shape intelligence cooperation as a dynamic process.

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Intelhub Speaker Series Archives

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
Matthew Crosston

Disrupt and Deny: British Covert Action and Foreign Policy   Presented April 11, 2019
Rory Cormac

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.
Erik Kleinsmith

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.
Julian Richards

EU Intelligence and the importance of international cooperation in intelligence   Presented Oct 25, 2017.
José-Miguel Palacios

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IntelHub Founding Directors

Nicole Drumhiller

Dr. Nicole Drumhiller, Ph.D.
School of Security and Global Studies, American Public University System, USA

Mark Phythian

Dr. Mark Phythian
School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester, UK

Ruben Arcos

Dr. Rubén Arcos, Ph.D.
Department of Communication Sciences and Sociology, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain