Intelligence involves how governments find out what
others are doing.
It is the secret world of spies, espionage and
code breaking. It is also a world of controversy
– over how intelligence is collected, who has
access to it, how governments are influenced by
intelligence and how they control it. How can
the need for intelligence gathering be balanced
against civil liberties? Who should have access
to intelligence and to whom should the
intelligence agencies be accountable?
Intelligence is seen as vital in the war on
terror and was a key element in the decision to
invade Iraq ; but many of the issues surrounding
intelligence are rooted in history and
historical events. This unique scheme studies
not only the history of intelligence and its
contemporary uses, whilst placing it in the
context of international politics, but also the
efficacy and morality of 'covert operations'.
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