intelcom21Strategic Report

Dionysios Dragonas
(Postgraduate Student, MSc Crisis and Security Management, Leiden University, the Netherlands & RIEAS Senior Analyst)

A. Preface

Thomas Jefferson once said that “information is the currency of democracy”. But what happens when the currency is misshaped, manipulated and dubious enough to lead to its denial? Is this when democracy collapses? This is not the case when powerful allies exist, within the spectrum of the public sphere, remaining vigilant and confronting challenges invisible to the public eye. For decades national intelligence services have incarnated a crucial role in assisting leaders to acquire and utilize information that reassures the survival of the State, by protecting it against all threats, foreign and domestic (Stout & Warner, 2018)...Read more

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