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Establishing Imminence – Intelligence Early Warning and the Resort to Force

The following text is a chapter from a piece I have written during my studies at the University of Oxford. If imminence in its most generic sense can be defined as the quality of an event being about to occur promptly and inevitably, then warning is the respective function and activity of detecting, measuring and […]

The ‘Twitter Age’ – A Meaningful Concept?

In the previous issue of the International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, Joshua Rovner, an Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at the US Naval War College, has published an article on ‘Intelligence in the Twitter Age‘, yet another take on SOCMINT as it may seem at first sight. Without paying too much attention to the […]

Bitcoin – A Threat to National Security?

Although 85% of Germans have not heard of Bitcoin, The Economist calls it “one of the world’s hottest investments”. The so called hackers’ currency, has gained much attention lately again as the price of one bitcoin rose by over 600% to an all-time high of 220 USD (April 9) within less than two months. Currently, […]

Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies – A Guide to the Evolution of Open Source Intelligence

As we have announced in September last year, we have contributed an article on the Evolution of Open Source Intelligence in the current issue (Vol. 19, No. 3) of the Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies as part of a Guide to the Study of Intelligence. We would like to thank the AFIO for having accepted […]