Intelligence is an activity all states engage in. It is about finding information about possible threats to be better prepared. Historically, it has been about revealing what others have wanted to keep hidden, and then utilizing this knowledge to their own advantage. Nowadays, perhaps it is all about giving good analyzes and predictions to decision makers. Because the methodology has been partly hidden, it is also a myth-driven activity. It is also analytically interesting because it touches on important issues of war, peace, democratic control, freedom and security.
Publications about intelligence
- Publication : Popular scientific article
: Academic article
2020Can states retaliate if they get digitally attacked in peace-time? What are states doing and what does international law say about this? What are the potential security implications of an eventual increase in the use of offensive cyber operations?
: Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Research projects about intelligence
2011 - 2018 (Completed)
The project is currently organized to both coordinate Norway’s support to the intelligence and security sector in Bosnia-Herzegovina and to do research on relevant topics.