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intel923Christopher Nehring
(Born in 1984, is scientific Director at the German spy Museum in Berlin. He has studied Eastern European and modern history in Heidelberg and St. Petersburg, and a doctorate in 2016, a subject of the secret service history. His newest Bay is “The 77 largest espionage myths”, published by Heyne, München, 2019)
Copyright: http://allinfo.space/2019/06/08/intelligence-services-and-the-secret-service-myths-in-europe/
Reposted at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 4 August 2019.

Numerous myths surround the intelligence services. They are not always untrue. To shake, but in these myths, is one of the principles of a democratic way of dealing with the secret services, writes Christopher Nehring. Read more

inteloversight9YAURI-MIRANDA, Jaseff Raziel
(University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr)
Publication date: 9 June 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

How is the relationship between intelligence and accountability in the last years? In different countries, this dilemma has been treated in a different fashion according to four principles: a) Responsibility, in the internal controls and institutional designs to configure the community of intelligence. b) Regulation, in the oversight and control of intelligence by Parliamentary bodies. c) Justice, as in the judicial authorization and control of intelligence activities that affect fundamental rights of citizens (Bovens et al., 2014); and d) Trust, in the participation of citizens in governmental policies or in the closer connection between authority and legitimacy. This text shows the basic patterns of accountability in those points, as well as the dilemmas and forms to improve the legitimacy of intelligence services in Spain and Brazil....Read more

inteleuphotoMusa Khan Jalalzai

(Security Expert).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 10 February 2019.

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Most discussions in electronic media and intellectual forums about the effect of globalization and National Security predominantly focus on the threat of radicalization, lone-wolves and jihadism in Europe. In yesteryears, we have accustomed to dozen of terror-related fatalities in several EU member states that brought to light the Achilles-heel of poor and reluctant intelligence sharing on law enforcement level. Notwithstanding the plethora of books, journals and research papers on national security and intelligence cooperation in Europe, there has been an iota research work on interconnectedness and togetherness since years.1...Read more

wtadni19Daniel R. Coats
(Director of National Intelligence)


Statement for the Record
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence - January 2019












Copyright:
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/newsroom/congressional-testimonies/item/1845-statement-for-the-record-worldwide-threat-assessment-of-the-us-intelligence-community

The Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released its annual Worldwide Threat Assessment” today. The written statement accompanied oral testimony given by Director Daniel Coats to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The ODNI warns that both the Islamic State and al Qaeda maintain global networks that are far from defeated. The Islamic State still has “thousands” of fighters in Iraq and Syria alone, contradicting claims by President Trump and other administration officials that the so-called caliphate has been defeated. Read more

oversightphoto105Anthony Bergin
(Senior analyst at ASPI and a senior research fellow at the ANU’s National Security College)

Kate Grayson
(Teacher and an independent researcher who previously served as an adviser to the late Senator Russell Trood)

Copyright: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/intelligence-oversight-or-out-of-sight-recommendations-for-legislative-review/ - Australian Strategic Policy Institute (Australia), 18 January 2019 – Posted at RIEAS web site on 20 January 2019.

Australia’s national intelligence community (NIC) has grown and evolved significantly in recent years. But its key oversight and accountability mechanisms have remained comparatively unchanged and legislatively constrained.

By their very nature, intelligence agencies need to be secretive, and the standards of accountability and oversight they’re subject to necessarily differ from those applicable to other parts of government. Read more

htrafphoto9Carlos López-Veraza Pérez
(Public Prosecutor, Huelva, Spain)

Note: An early version of this text has been presented at the OSCE Conference (18 Alliance against Trafficking in Persons, Vienna 2018)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 22 July 2018

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Identifying and prosecuting Trafficking in Human Beings (hereinafter, THB) is often very difficult because of the fear of the victims to testify in a criminal proceeding. Therefore, it is fundamental that there is cooperation among states, at all levels and with a holistic plan of action. ..Read more

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