Robert Steele, former spy, and author interviews Professor Rob Dover of England, one of the top scholars and authors on the intelligence profession, whose co-edited work Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies is a standard in the field, and whose new book on how technology has disrupted (and perhaps undermined) the craft of intelligence (spying, espionage, analysis, decision-support).

Together they address eight questions:

  1. What is intelligence?
  2. How is intelligence tradecraft changing?
  3. The politicization of intelligence.
  4. Intelligence and society — has the public lost faith in the government’s truthfulness?
  5. Information warfare versus information peacekeeping.
  6. Hybrid warfare is not intelligence (intelligence should not do covert operations?)
  7. Crypto interception — a success or a failure?
  8. What is principled intelligence? Is there a place for ethics in intelligence?

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Author Bio
Robert David Steele is the conceptualizer of integrated election reform (#UNRIG) and the integration of holistic analytics, true cost economics, and Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) such that we can achieve a prosperous world at peace at 10-20% the cost of the failed Western economic model burdened by banks and lawyers.

A former US spy and co-founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, he is today the Chief Enabling Officer (CeO) of Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3 and now also CeO of Open Source Everything (OSE Inc.). He continues his education with non-fiction reading, posting over 2,000 reviews across 98 categories; his hobbies include off-shore sailing and racketball.

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