Intelligence Studies Essay

Introducing "The Intelligence Studies Essay"

By Robert Chesney
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 10:00 AM

We are excited to announce the launch of a new feature here at Lawfare: "The Intelligence Studies Essay," an occasional series curated by the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas. The Intelligence Studies Project is a research-and-teaching initiative at UT directed by Professor Stephen Slick, and jointly sponsored by UT's Strauss Center (directed by me) and Clements Center (directed by Will Inboden)).

The Intelligence Studies Essay is, of course, modeled on the wonderful Foreign Policy Essay series that Dan Byman has curated so successfully here at Lawfare. Like the Foreign Policy Essay, the Intelligence Studies Essay will vary widely in terms of its subjects, style, and authors. Unlike the Foreign Policy Essay, however, we do not plan to run regularly, but instead only as the occasion arises.

Interested authors are welcome to contact us at,, and (it is best to contact the three of us jointly).