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More questions on Wikileaks

There are many more issues surrounding Wikileaks other than the ones I pointed out earlier. Journo and internet historian John Naughton created a handy little mindmap as a guide. The topics are wide-ranging, and it has been an eventful couple … Continue reading

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Questions about WikiLeaks

I have been watching the WikiLeaks fallout, waiting with bated breath to see Robert Kaplan’s take. Turns out, nothing much. He side-stepped any true commentary to pine for a loss of empire. Personally, I have yet to come to a … Continue reading

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The continuation of politics

What do Fantastic Mr. Fox, The BFG, Pan American Airways and James Bond have in common? Celebrated children’s author Roald Dahl. Before writing his popular children’s tales including the above and others such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and … Continue reading

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From Analysis to Action

One criticism this author has always had of the US intelligence community relates not to their actions specifically, but rather to the overall structure and culture of the organizations, namely that they are too analytically oriented and not operationaly oriented. … Continue reading

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“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future”

Wrongtomorrow.com is a slaughterhouse for the punditocracy, keeping tabs on predictions made by public figures “in order to hold people and media outlets accountable for pretending to see into an unpredictable future.” On the surface this seems like a great … Continue reading

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Conference: Open source in the IC

Registration is now open for this year’s “DNI Open Source Conference”:http://www.dniopensource.org/ happening 11-12 September. The event staff asked us to let our readers know about the conference since many of you are probably interested in going. I know I would … Continue reading

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Germany ‘NSA” Update

A few days ago, I alerted readers to another proposed security reform in Germany which would centralize Germany’s signals intelligence gathering. While I still have found little in the press in English or German, this longer Spiegel article outlines the … Continue reading

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A German NSA

Not long after proposing a comprehensive reform of Germany’s security policy, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Germany is pushing for yet another security reform, combining Germany’s intelligence agencies under one roof. At the moment, German runs the following intelligence … Continue reading

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Grain of Salt

Here’s the WSJ on the US intelligence report that Tehran has, for reasons yet to be explained, stopped atomic research for military purposes: Before rolling out the peace banners, though, it’s worth looking at the agencies’ track record in getting … Continue reading

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Ungoverned Megacities

The head of the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), Germany’s foreign intelligence agency, has made an unusually public statement for a man and indeed an agency that usually remains invisible. [...] Mumbai, Mexico City and Jakarta, saying they had become partially ungovernable. He … Continue reading

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