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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 government’s truthfulness?
5. Information warfare versus information peacekeeping.
6. Hybird 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?