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L’opération Serval à l’épreuve du doute : vrais succès et fausses leçons

Ifri’s Research Defense Unit just published the number 59 of the Focus stratégique collection: L’opération Serval à l’épreuve du doute : vrais succès et fausses leçons Chef de Bataillon Antoine d’Evry, a French military officier, is a seconded Research Fellow at the Ifri’s … Continue reading

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Conventionalizing Deterrence? U.S. Prompt Strike Programs and Their Limits

Ifri’s Deterrence and Proliferation Program has just published the issue #52 of its Proliferation Papers series entitled: Conventionalizing Deterrence? U.S. Prompt Strike Programs and Their Limits Corentin Brustlein is a research fellow and the head of the Deterrence and Proliferation program at Ifri’s Security Studies Center. … Continue reading

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Unmanned Air Systems: The Future of Air & Sea Power?

Ifri’s Security Studies Center has just published the issue #49 of its Focus stratégique series entitled: Unmanned Air Systems: The Future of Air & Sea Power? Paul Rogers  is a lieutenant in the United States Navy. From 2010 – 2013, he studied in Lyon … Continue reading

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Breaking Party Lines: America’s Polarization over PRISM

According to the latest Pew/Washington Post poll, 56% of the Americans say that the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program tracking the telephone records of millions of Americans is an acceptable way for the government to investigate terrorism, while a non-negligible minority of 41% finds it … Continue reading

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PRISM: No such Internet freedom says your virtual landlord

“Our government is committed to helping promote internet freedom. … We are urging U.S. media companies to take a proactive role in challenging foreign government’s demands for censorship and surveillance.” — Former US. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, January 2010. … Continue reading

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Intelligence and Nuclear Proliferation: Lessons Learned

Ifri’s Security Studies Center has recently published the issue #38 of its Proliferation Papers series entitled: Intelligence and Nuclear Proliferation: Lessons Learned The author, Keith A. Hansen is a consulting professor of international relations at Stanford University and Sierra Nevada … Continue reading

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Why does intelligence fail, Robert?

Robert Jervis. 2010. Why Intelligence Fails: Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War. (Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University Press, 248 pages). When it comes to assessing the strength, the intention and the common sense of a foreign regime, why … Continue reading

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The Bundestag and contemporary intelligence governance

Ifri’s Comité d’études des relations franco-allemandes (Cerfa) has recently published a case study on German intelligence oversight. This article was written by Thorsten Wetzling, one of the contributors to Ultima Ratio. The text examines how the Bundestag investigated three specific … Continue reading

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Insourcing US intelligence contracting

Dana Priest and William Arkin’s reporting on Top Secret America in the Washington Post was an important media event. Its various graphs and installments nicely illustrate the sheer magnitude of US intelligence privatization. Mind you, the size and the compartmentalization … Continue reading

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Intelligence and the UN Human Rights Council

Earlier this month, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism submitted a “compilation of good practices and institutional frameworks and measures that ensure respect for human rights by intelligence … Continue reading

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