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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. 

2020 Texas Intelligence Academy application now open through November 29th

Sep 24, 2019

The Intelligence Studies Project is now accepting applications to participate in the 2020 Texas Intelligence Academy (TIA). TIA is a competitive, all-expenses paid, intensive academic program for UT System students focused on intelligence and national security in Washington, D.C. TIA 2020 will run from May 18 to 28, 2020.

The deadline for applications is November 29, 2019. For more information on who is eligible and how to apply, visit the Texas Intelligence Academy webpage.

ISP Predoctoral Fellow Jordan Roberts publishes new article in Civil Wars journal

Sep 19, 2019

In "Targeting and Resistance: Reassessing the Effect of External Support on the Duration and Outcome of Armed Conflict," Roberts draws a distinction between external support which primarily serves to enhance rebel capacity to offensively target vital state interests and support which primarily increases rebel capacity to defensively resist state repression.

2019 “Bobby R. Inman Award” Winners Announced

Aug 14, 2019

The recipient of the 2019 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for student scholarship on intelligence is Jeffrey Rogg, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the Ohio State University concentrating on conflict, peace and diplomacy.  His paper, Deciphering the “American Black Chamber,” chronicles the rise and fall of the Cipher Bureau and introduces a theory of “civil-intelligence”relations in the U.S.