Sofia Tzamarelou
(Postgraduate Researcher, Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, Brunel University (UK).


The tensions between intelligence and democracy can never be entirely resolved.  In new and relatively new democracies like Greece, the relationship between the state, the intelligence organisations and democracy appears to be delicate.

Areas such as the interagency cooperation, the oversight mechanisms of the state, the role of the police and the military appear to be quite subtle. This paper will discuss the reforms that have taken place in the Greek Intelligence Community (KYP, NIS), their effectiveness and will give some suggestions for better reform. It will be shown that the Greek Intelligence Community is ineffective and needs further reform....Read more