Intelligence & Espionage

Chalk Dust on Our Cleats Book Review Michael Hayden Playing to the Edge American Intelligence Age of Terror
Chalk Dust on Our Cleats

It would be, quite simply, impossible to find a person better positioned to write on “American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” over the past two decades than Michael Hayden.

Through a Glass Darkly: How Iranian Revolutionaries Blindsided America’s Secular Intelligence Community
Through a Glass Darkly

In the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, a State Department official summed up the confused state of American intelligence when he exclaimed, “Whoever took religion seriously?”

Innovate Perish Challenges Third Offset Strategy
Innovate or Perish: Challenges to the Third Offset Strategy

Speaking last Friday CSIS, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter warned that military excellence is not America’s “birthright”. It must be earned again and again.

Red Web Book Review Information Warfare Soldatov Borogan
A Glimpse into Russian Style Information Warfare

Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan offer a comprehensive overview of Russian internet policy at home and abroad in The Red Web.

Just Intelligence, Just Surveillance, & the Least Intrusive Standard
Just Intelligence, Just Surveillance, & the Least Intrusive Standard

Over the last ten years, scholars have shown deeper interest in applying the just war tradition to the extra bellum realm, especially to intelligence collection and surveillance.

Intelligence Open Society Book Review Darrell Cole Just War and the Ethics of Espionage
Intelligence in an Open Society

Cole’s Just War and the Ethics of Espionage takes readers deep into the labyrinth of ethical challenges in what the author argues is a necessary activity that prevents escalatory conflicts and protects the citizenry of a nation.

Our Kind of Traitor
Traitors, Bombs & Christendom

The new international thriller film Our Kind of Traitor, based on a 2010 novel by master spy raconteur John LeCarré, is surprisingly inspiring.

Russian Roulette Book Review
Peacemaking Espionage

Milton’s Russian Roulette tells the captivating history of how British spies prevented the Bolsheviks from spreading revolution.

Superforecasting Book Review
What Does the Fox Think?

In Superforecasting, Tetlock and Gardner argue convincingly that studying how superforecasters think can help other analysts improve their forecasts.