Global Intelligence - 
      Paul Todd
    
      Jonathan Bloch

Global Intelligence

The World's Secret Services Today

; Jonathan Bloch

The CIA, the KGB, MI5, Mossad, Boss, Savak, Dina - the names read like a rollcall of the seamier side of history in the years following the Second World War. Today the Cold War is dead; there are fewer dictatorships; and 9/11 has created a whole new raison d'etre for covert action. Les mer
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The CIA, the KGB, MI5, Mossad, Boss, Savak, Dina - the names read like a rollcall of the seamier side of history in the years following the Second World War. Today the Cold War is dead; there are fewer dictatorships; and 9/11 has created a whole new raison d'etre for covert action.



This book explains how the war on terrorism provides a wholly new context for the murky world secret services and intelligence agencies operate in, and describes in detail how ultra-modern new technologies have vastly increased their power to spy abroad and eavesdrop at home.


This up-to-date account raises important issues, including the new roles the secret services have found for themselves as they target 'rogue states', 'the war on drugs', and 'terrorists'. Most important of all, its authors explore the unsolved contradiction between the world of these secretive and unaccountable agencies operating on the fringes of the law, and the requirements of a free and democratic society. There is, they conclude, 'no easy walk to freedom'.
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Forlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 256
ISBN: 9781842771129
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Introduction: Intelligence after 9-11 - A New Internationalism?
Defining the Threat
After the Berlin Wall
Intelligence Agencies Today
So, Why is the Issue of Intelligence and Security Still Important?
Part I: 'Terrorism' - The Dark Side of Globalisation

1. Terrorism and Intelligence - Siamese Twins?
2. Islam and the Myth of Confrontation
3. A New Internationalism? The US Experience Before and After 9-11
4. Western Europe - Rolling the New Bandwagon
5. Israel - 'Manipulating the Bush Doctrine'
6. A Clash of Bandwagons?


Part II. Technologies of Surveillance

7. Overview
8. The Panoptic View - Satellite Surveillance on a Global Scale
9. Echelon - Who's on the Watch List?
10. Encryption and 'Backdoors'
11. The Economic Backdoor - State Surveillance and the Private Sector
12. The Third World, Human Rights and the Internet
13. Intelligence and Law Enforcement - Breaking Down the Firewall
14. The Dark Glass - Into the Future


Part III. US Intelligence: Back to the Future?

15. The Gulf War and After: Grasping the 'Unipolar Moment'
16. 'Redefining National Security' - Clinton and the Rise of Economic Intelligence
17. Blowback 1: Iraq - 'Enormous Market Potential'
18. Blowback 2 - Afghanistan, Pakistan and the Legacy of William Casey
19. Latin America - Business as Usual?
20. Intelligence Without Policy or Policy Without Intelligence?


Part IV: The European Union - New Purpose, Old Methods?

21. The UK
22. France
23. Germany and the European Union


Part V: Russia: from KGB to FSB and Back Again?

24. The FSB: Two Coups and a Demise Exaggerated
25. The SVR - 'Still in the Big Four'
26. FAPSI


Part VI: Israel: the Living Security Dilemma?

27. The Main Services
28. The Toll of 'Targeted Killings'
29. Mossad's Global Reach
30. The US Connection: 'Codenamed Jumbo'


Part VII: Intelligence in the South: the Growth of the Virtual State

31. The Middle East: the Hidden Hand Syndrome
32. Syria: the Rise of the Mukhabarat State
33. Iraq: 'a Sort of Frenzy'
34. Palestine
35. India and Pakistan: the Democratic Deficit
36. Burma: Opposition and Micro-Management
37. South Africa: the Democratic Chance


Part VIII: Concluding Perspectives: Knowledge, Power and Accountability

38. The New Iron Triangle
39. Intelligence and Accountability: Bucking the Trend?
40. Looking to the Future
41. Annex: How to Research Your Intelligence Agency


Index

Paul Todd is the author of World Power and Global Reach: US Security Policy in Southwest Asia.


Jonathan Bloch co-authored British Intelligence and Covert Action, and was also a co-author of three chapters in the collection Dirty Work 2: The CIA in Africa.