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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