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:
- What is intelligence?
- How is intelligence tradecraft changing?
- The politicization of intelligence.
- Intelligence and society — has the public lost faith in the government’s truthfulness?
- Information warfare versus information peacekeeping.
- Hybrid warfare is not intelligence (intelligence should not do covert operations?)
- Crypto interception — a success or a failure?
- What is principled intelligence? Is there a place for ethics in intelligence?
- Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies
- Principled Spying: The Ethics of Secret Intelligence
- Reinventing Intelligence: 30 Years in the Wilderness