2004 Palmer (US) Achieving Universal Democracy by Eliminating All Dictators within the Decade

02 Diplomacy, 10 Security, 11 Society, Government, Historic Contributions, Peace Intelligence, Policy, Threats
Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer

Ambassador Mark Palmer is one of the most thoughtful, focused, practical, and hence impressive professional diplomats we have ever encountered.  His book, Defeating the Real Axis of Evil, made a profound impression on all of us thinking about how to create a prosperous world at peace, and was the final nail in the coffin of U.S. foreign policy–no foreign policy that relies on supporting 42 of 44 dictators can possibly have morality, legitimacy, reciprocity, or transparency, all vital attributes if we are to nuture humanity toward clarity, diversity, integrity, and sustainability.  Our review of the below book is entitled: Single Most Important Work of the Century for American Moral Diplomacy, and was posted November 30, 2003.  We still believe that.

Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer

Below is his presentation to OSS ’04.

Mark Palmer
Mark Palmer

2004 (US) Spinney Water and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

06 Genocide, 12 Water, Civil Society, Earth Intelligence, Government, Historic Contributions, Military, Peace Intelligence
Chuck Spinney
Chuck Spinney

Chuck Spinney, who contributes highlighted items to the Journal of Public Intelligence, wrote the original modern book on defense waste and the plans/reality mismatch, shown below with a link to its Amazon Page.

Chuck Spinney
Chuck Spinney

Although not a professional intelligence analyst, Spinney is a deeply-experienced real-world analyst and understands the lunacy of building a strategy, a force structure, a foreign policy, or a campaign plan on ideological fantasies and misrepresentations.  Israel and Palestine is a WATER issue, nothing more, nothing less.  Below is his briefing to OSS ’04 to that effect–prepare to be shocked at how Israel is stealing water from the Arab aquifers, and how Israeli agruculture is using 50% of the regions water to produce less than 5% of the Israeli GDP, all the while denying Palestinians their own water.  The Arab govenrments, and the US Government, “go along” because they do not yet place proper emphasis on human rights and especially on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Chuck Spinney
Chuck Spinney

2004 Wiebes (NL) Intelligence and the war in Bosnia 1992 – 1995 The role of the intelligence and security services

Communities of Practice, Cultural Intelligence, Historic Contributions, Peace Intelligence
Cees Wiebes
Cees Wiebes

This extraordinary scholar benefits from being given access by an enlightened secret intelligence service whose Parliament demands full transparency as required.  His book is one of those very, very few that can legitimately claim to be fully informed from a full examination of all classified messages and archives, as well as the usual unclassified or publicly available information, and the author is himself an extraordinary scholar and a founding member of the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association, which which his photo connects absent an English-language biographic page.

This book is worth getting at any price from any source–we have urged the author to send us the book for a reprint at cost if his publisher will not do it imemdiately.  It should not be out of print.

Below left are his remarks on the book and his investigation as made to OSS ’04.

Cees Wiebes
Cees Wiebes

War on Bosnia

2004 4 Dec Stockholm Peacekeeping Intelligence Trip Report

Communities of Practice, Memoranda, Peace Intelligence
Full Source Online
Full Source Online

Recently (2007) the United Nations asked the Nordic countries, which customarily operate in a multinational multifunctional fashion (both intelligence and operations) to create a multinational multifunctional information sharing and sense-making program of instruction for the UN.  Col Jan-Inge Svensson is the lead in Sweden, and his first two offerings of the course combined with the contributions to this conference will comprise the new book, the second in the series, INTELLIGENCE FOR PEACE: Multinational Multifunctional Information-Sharing and Sense-Making.

2003 Cammaert (NL) Reflections on Peace Intelligence with the Military Advisor to the Secretary General of the United Nations

Historic Contributions, Military, Non-Governmental, Peace Intelligence

Patrick Cammaert
Patrick Cammaert

The Netherlands, MajGen Patrick Cammaert, Royal Marines

IOP ’06.  MajGen Cammaert is recognized for his extraordinarily diplomatic and diligent furtherance of common sense and understanding at the highest levels of United Nations leadership, with respect to both the generic value of the process of intelligence to peacekeeping and conflict avoidance, and the specific value of open sources of information, including geospatial information, useful to the strategic mandate, the operational force composition, and the tactical campaign.  As Military Advisor to the Secretary General from 2003-2005, and then as Force Commander of UN Forces in the Congo, he devised and began implementation of the regional United Nations Joint Military Analysis Centre (UN JMAC) program.  His leadership with respect to a common standard of intelligence training for all UN civilian and uniformed personnel are likely to have a considerable impact on the future effectiveness of peacekeeping operations

Although the Brahimi Report (AF) and the efforts of Louise Frechette (CA) as Deputy Secretary General to achieve strategic decision-support coherence were both important, no single person has done more to help the United Nations understand that intelligence is not a “dirty word” but rather an essential tool relevant to the strategic level (getting the mandate right), the operational level (getting the force structure right), and the tactical level (being effective in multicultural environments). Below are his responses to questions, as presented on a video interview done in New York.

Patrick Cammaert
Patrick Cammaert

2003 Lewis (UNIDIR) Creating the Global Brain: The United Nations

Collaboration Zones, Communities of Practice, Historic Contributions, Peace Intelligence
Patricia Lewis
Patricia Lewis

United Nations, Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)

IOP ’06.  Under the leadership of Dr. Patricia Lewis, and in pursuit of the basic mission of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the development of “ideas for peace and security,” this organization has demonstrated sustained excellence in the exploitation of open sources of information, and in the development of new forms of internal  information management and external information sharing, that suggest it is a potential catalyst for a surge in United Nations capabilities to leverage information to deter and resolve conflict, to reduce weapons of mass destruction as well as small arms and other contributing capabilities to genocide and instability, and to increase the prospects for peace across the many regions beset by complex emergencies that reduce human security.

Along with Lakhdar Brahimi (AF), Louise Frechette (CA), and Patrick Cammaert (NL), Dr. Patricia Lewis was among a tiny handful of United Nations (UN) professionals who understood in the 1990’s that the UN, like the World Bank and other organizations that seek to create a prosperous world at peace, is in the information business, and that Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) was both the common language and the coin of the realm.

Below are her remarks to OSS ’03, still the best overview available from any UN official.

Patricia Lewis
Patricia Lewis

2003 Manwaring (US) War & Conflict: Six Generations

Historic Contributions, Military, Peace Intelligence
Max Manwaring
Max Manwaring

Col Dr. Max Manwaring is one of America’s greatest scholar-warriors and especially valuable to all of us for his understanding of gangs and other asymmetric froms of organization that are vastly more adatable, imaginative, and resources than any bureaucracy.

He has been among a handful of patriotic souls speaking truth to power about the urgency of getting a grip on emerging threats that are non-state in nature.  Below is his presentation of the six generations of warfare–on a good day the US is lucky to get past fourth generation warfare, and completely unsuited–not trained, equipped, or organized–for generations five through seven (we added the seventh, see Graphics).

Max Manwaring
Max Manwaring

2003 Pelton (US) World’s Most Dangerous Places

Communities of Practice, Cultural Intelligence, Earth Intelligence, Historic Contributions, Methods & Process, Peace Intelligence

Robert Young Pelton
Robert Young Pelton

PLATINUM LIFETIME AWARD, Robert Young Pelton

Mr. Robert Young Pelton is perhaps the greatest journalist-adverturer on the planet.  This is a man that gets kidnapped by accident, is recognized by the leader of the kidnappers, and is promptly released with apologies and an honor guard.  His book World’s Most Dangerous Places and his TV series Come Back Alive are among the most extraordinary “ground truth” offerings available to the public and admired by the spies.  In his every waking moment, in his every action, in his every report, he embodies the true spirit of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).

This extraordinary person may well be the prototype for engaged citizen investigative journalism.  Below is the summary of his presence at OSS ’03, and links to his two most important websites.  The photo above links to his Wikipedia page.

Pelton at OSS '03
Pelton at OSS '03
Come Back Alive Web Site including Dangerpedia
Come Back Alive Web Site including Dangerpedia
Amazon Page
Amazon Page

2003 Peacekeeping Intelligence Leadership Digest 1.0

Handbooks, Military, Peace Intelligence, Stabilization, UN/NGO

Included as a Reference in PEACEKEEPING INTELLIGENCE: Emerging Concepts for the Future, this is a stand-alone piece that captures key lessons learned across both the four levels of analysis and the varied elements of the traditional intelligence cycle, elements that are NOT secret.

PKI Leadership Digest
PKI Leadership Digest

2002 Manwaring (US) Asymmetry, Conflict, and the Need to Achieve Both Vertical and Horizonal Integration

Historic Contributions, Military, Peace Intelligence, Strategy
Max Manwaring
Max Manwaring

The outline below does not do justice the rich spontaneous presentation that Col Dr. Max Manwaring of the Strategic Studies Institute shared with OSS ’02.

Dr. Manwaring may well be America’s top authority on both “uncomfortable small wars” and on “gangs against governments.”

He is the originator of the six generations of warfare (the US still fights 4th generation warfare at best) and inspired the definition by Robert Steele of the seventh generation,  Information Peacekeeping at “total war” using information and intelligence as the sole munition.

Click on the photograph to access his rich biography and many publications, most free online.  Click below to read the outline.

Max Manwaring
Max Manwaring