It is not too early to begin planning a turnaround for U.S. intelligence under a new chief executive who appreciates the Intelligence Community’s unique capabilities, its fragile assets, and essential contributions to America’s national security.
Steve Slick is a clinical professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and directs the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin. He was a member of CIA’s clandestine service, and served as a special assistant to President George W. Bush and the NSC’s Senior Director for Intelligence Programs and Reform.
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Review of Loch Johnson’s “Spy Watching: Intelligence Accountability in the United States” (Oxford University Press, 2018).
New polling aims to shed light on Americans’ perceptions of the intelligence community and to test the claim that efforts by these agencies to be more open will enhance their popular support.
A review of Joel Whitney's book, Finks: How the CIA Tricked the World's Best Writers (OR Books, 2017).
The Intelligence Studies Essay: "After you, Alphonse," or Why Two Different Intelligence Agencies Now Attend National Security Council Meetings, Whether It Matters, and How to Mitigate the Potential Hazards
What impact will we see from President Trump's revised executive order requiring both the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the CIA to participate in National Security Council deliberations?
The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin announces the third annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S.
The Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas-Austin will award a postdoctoral fellowship in intelligence studies to a promising young scholar for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants from all academic disciplines whose research bears on national security intelligence are welcome to apply.