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ISP Senior Fellow J. Paul Pope publishes review on David Oakley's book "Subordinating Intelligence"

Dec 02, 2019

Excerpt from the review published in National Defense University Press:

"Subordinating Intelligence is a well-written analysis of the evolution of the relationship between DOD and CIA in the post–Cold War era. One valuable contribution from this history is the identification of the barriers to cooperation, which pop up time after time in the various instances Oakley describes. A second contribution is the isolation of the factors that made a difference where integration was achieved... Interagency alignment is a prerequisite for success. Oakley’s book is a model for more that needs to be written—on DOD and State, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and CIA, U.S. Aid and DOD, and so forth. I highly recommend his book.

Spies, Disinformation and Election-Meddling: Past and Present Podcast

Nov 22, 2019

In this episode of Horns of Dilemma, "The Spy Who Hacked Me," Calder Walton, assistant director of the Applied History Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, talks about election meddling in the past, present, and future. He describes the history of KGB interference in U.S. elections and how the U.S. has countered it. Walton discusses how the KGB found that they just couldn’t just construct a lie out of whole cloth. Instead, they had to build on pre-existing divides that existed in America. KGB propaganda focused on issues of race, religion, and, strangely, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. 

God, Oil and American Power Podcast

Nov 15, 2019

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, discusses his new book, Anointedwith Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America. Dochuk explores how oil grafted itself to the soul of the United States and became part of its identity. He uses the term wildcat Christianity“ to describe the actions of oil prospectors who used the profits from their ventures to support Christian missionary endeavors around the world and traces how the religious identity and cultural identity of the United States are intertwined with this natural resource.

Influence Operations and Active Measures: The History of Soviet and Russian Political Warfare in the West Podcast

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Nov 08, 2019

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden sits down with Professor Paul Pope and Dr. Kiril Avramov of the Intelligence Studies Project and Dr. Calder Walton, assistant director of the Applied History Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, to discuss the history of influence operations and active measures by the Soviet Union and Russia. Their wide-ranging discussion covers everything from Soviet active measures in Chile, to the theory of reflexive control that governed the Soviet strategy of conducting influence operations, to the response in the United States to Operation JADE HELM, Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the role of social media in advancing political warfare goals. Join us for a fascinating conversation about history that has urgent implications for today.

Predoctoral fellow Jaehan Park co-authors new article on geopolitical tensions between Japan and South Korea for War on the Rocks

Nov 07, 2019

Jaehan Park and his co-author Takuya Matsuda of King's College London argue that geopolitics underlies the current tension between Japan and South Korea.