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Intelligence Studies Project Participates in Task Force on Technology and Intelligence

Jan 15, 2021

The Center for Strategic and International Studies recently released Maintaining the Intelligence Edge: Reimagining and Reinventing Intelligence Through Innovation, the final report of a year-long Task Force convened to study the opportunities and obstacles to integrating emerging technologies into intelligence missions. The Task Force report and a link to the January 14, 2021 (virtual) briefing by the Task Force staff and commissioners is available HERE.

Intelligence Studies Project Senior Fellow Paul Pope Contributes to LBJ School’s Policy Toolkit

Dec 15, 2020

Professor J. Paul Pope, a Senior Fellow with ISP, recently published an essay "Intelligence Lessons From COVID: Being ‘Right’ Is Not Enough" as part of the LBJ School’s “policy toolkit” on resiliency. In the essay, Professor Pope evaluates COVID as a potential intelligence failure and challenges the utility of the traditional “Intelligence Cycle” in assessing the performance of the intelligence community in warning of impending threats.


Twenty-nine LBJ School authors came together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in a toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

Reflections on a Lifetime in Intelligence

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Nov 30, 2020

This episode of Horns of a Dilemma is a powerhouse of intelligence knowledge. Adm. (Ret.) William McRaven, former chancellor of the University of Texas at Austin and retired U.S. Navy four-star admiral, sits down with John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to discuss Brennan’s new book, Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and Abroad. This is a wide-ranging discussion that covers the history of the CIA, the decision-making styles of the presidents Brennan worked for, the events of 9/11, and some of the more controversial projects with which the CIA was involved.

McRaven and Brennan were introduced by Stephen Slick, director of the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin.

Director of the Intelligence Studies Project, Stephen Slick, makes the case for American safety this November in Foreign Policy

Oct 09, 2020

Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project, a joint partnership between the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, dives into the implications for American Safety in this year's presidential election for Foreign Policy.

ISP Director Stephen Slick participates in "Trust and Distrust in the American Political System" hosted by Council on Foreign Relations

Sep 21, 2020

Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick joined former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management Joan Dempsey and The New Yorker Executive Editor and Author David Rohde on September 16 for a virtual meeting on “Trust and Distrust in the American Political System” hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Panelists discuss the intersection of U.S. politics and the theory of the “deep state,” including the devolution of public trust in government agencies and what effect this has, how to combat public distrust, and the role and responsibility of U.S. government agencies throughout history. Rand Corporation Senior Researcher Linda Robinson moderated.