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“I’Ll Be Your Mirror”, The Soul, And Intelligence And Counterintelligence Applications, Editor Feb 2019

“I’Ll Be Your Mirror”, The Soul, And Intelligence And Counterintelligence Applications, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes how the psychological trope of mirroring can explicate mass leadership and betrayals of trust.


Do Government Shut Downs Shut Down Aviation Security?, Editor Jan 2019

Do Government Shut Downs Shut Down Aviation Security?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

There have been reports of a growing number of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents calling in sick and refusing to work for no pay (1). The immediate question becomes, what’s the impact on aviation security? The answer is a negative one, but not as negative as one might think, and one only adding to festering, pre-shutdown problems.


Secrecy Vs. Disclosure Of The Intelligence Community Budget: An Enduring Debate, Anne Daugherty Miles Sep 2018

Secrecy Vs. Disclosure Of The Intelligence Community Budget: An Enduring Debate, Anne Daugherty Miles

Secrecy and Society

Little known U.S. congressional documents, dating from the 1970s, debate public disclosure of Intelligence Community (IC) budget. The documents offer a rich repository of the arguments on both sides of the debate and shine a light on the thoughtful, measured congressional oversight practiced in formative years of the House and Senate intelligence committees.


Counterterrorist Profiling, The Self, And The Problem Of Open And Quiet Skies, Editor Aug 2018

Counterterrorist Profiling, The Self, And The Problem Of Open And Quiet Skies, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

Psychological profiling supporting counterterrorism may be based on an invalid presumption.


People's War In Cyberspace: Using China's Civilian Economy In The Information Domain, Kieran Richard Green Dec 2016

People's War In Cyberspace: Using China's Civilian Economy In The Information Domain, Kieran Richard Green

Military Cyber Affairs

China is identified as posing a key challenge to US national security interests in cyberspace. These threats are incurred across the spectrum of conflict, ranging from low-level crime, to network penetration, to cyberattacks that have the potential to cause major physical destruction. Thus far, the majority of strategic assessments of China’s cyber capabilities have focused on the role of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which is officially tasked with undertaking offensive operations in cyberspace.[1] However, China does not employ its cyber capabilities in isolation. Rather, it considers cyber to be part of the “Information Domain.” In Chinese ...


After The Avalanche: The Post-Snowden Intelligence Politics Between The United States, The United Kingdom, And Germany, Jobel Kyle P. Vecino Sep 2016

After The Avalanche: The Post-Snowden Intelligence Politics Between The United States, The United Kingdom, And Germany, Jobel Kyle P. Vecino

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

The revelations of PRISM and XKeyscore by ex-National Security Agency (NSA) analyst Edward Snowden resulted in arguably the largest intelligence leak so far in the 21st century. The leak revealed that the NSA was working with the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) on surveillance and data collection of individuals throughout Europe. Similarly, the NSA also colluded with the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) on similar data collection and surveillance activities. Whereas the British government reacted relatively benignly to the revelations despite cries of government abuse, the German government reacted negatively to the revelations, eventually opening a rift between Washington ...


The Other War Next Door: Violent Crime In Central America And The U.S. Response, Ross Albert Jan 2012

The Other War Next Door: Violent Crime In Central America And The U.S. Response, Ross Albert

Exchange: The Journal of Public Diplomacy

One of the defining characteristics of international politics and public diplomacy in the 21st century is the rapid growth of non-state actors. These non-state entities transcend borders and range from multinational corporations to non-governmental organizations and beyond. Transnational criminal organizations - a threatening breed of non- state actors - are increasingly common in today's international landscape. Their presence is especially forceful and troublesome within and among the small states of Central America. These organizations are interested in the pursuit of wealth and violence as a means to achieve rather than an end in itself. This paper seeks to explore transnational organized ...


The Name Game As Blame Game: The Domodedovo Terrorist Bombing, Editor Jan 2011

The Name Game As Blame Game: The Domodedovo Terrorist Bombing, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the relevance of blame in the context of terrorism.


The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor Nov 2010

The Yemen Narrative: Cargo Cults And Cargo Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author gives a psychological perspective on the security of aviation cargo shipments.


Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis: Language As Threat, Vulnerability, And Risk, Editor Jul 2010

Counterterrorism Intelligence Analysis: Language As Threat, Vulnerability, And Risk, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the role of language in describing possible membership in or connection to al Qaeda.


Intelligence And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor Apr 2004

Intelligence And Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the ramifications of the lack of epistemological underpinnings from which the rightness or wrongness regarding WMD in Iraq can be constructed and adjudicated.


Intelligence Support For Aviation Security, Editor Oct 2003

Intelligence Support For Aviation Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes an introduction to and critique of intelligence support for aviation security.


An Intractable Problem With The Security Classification Of Information, Editor Sep 2003

An Intractable Problem With The Security Classification Of Information, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies an infrequently discussed but highly significant problem with the protection of information for security purposes.


Trends. Intelligence, Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Truth: A Philosophical Perspective, Editor Aug 2003

Trends. Intelligence, Weapons Of Mass Destruction, And Truth: A Philosophical Perspective, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Tends article discusses the issue of the possibility of Bush administration policymakers lying about the threat of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.


National Security, Child Development, And Intelligence On Intelligence, Editor Apr 2003

National Security, Child Development, And Intelligence On Intelligence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a perspective on child development as a national security Issue, efforts to facilitate optimal child development, and the construct of intelligence as an indicator of child development.


Trends. Is Saddam Hussein Dead?, Editor Apr 2003

Trends. Is Saddam Hussein Dead?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses how we might know whether Saddam Hussein is dead, as well as his significance in the ongoing political narrative in Iraq.


The Psychology Of Secrecy: A Commentary On The Critique Of The Codeword Compartment In The Cia, Editor Jan 2003

The Psychology Of Secrecy: A Commentary On The Critique Of The Codeword Compartment In The Cia, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on a segment of an intelligence monograph (formally declassified with redactions) prepared through the Central Intelligence Agency Center for the Study of Intelligence and focused on compartmentation of information.


Trends. Thinking On Transportation Security, Editor Jan 2003

Trends. Thinking On Transportation Security, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This Trends article discusses the necessity of gathering intelligence successfully to combat terrorism as it pertains to commerce.


From The Pentagon: Public Statements On Intelligence, Editor Nov 2002

From The Pentagon: Public Statements On Intelligence, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides commentary on public statements concerning intelligence by senior officials within the Department of Defense.


Trends. Dirty Little Secrets On Secrets: The Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2001, Editor Oct 2000

Trends. Dirty Little Secrets On Secrets: The Intelligence Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2001, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the phenomena of leaking and overclassification of information in the context of national security.


Mishandling The Mishandling Of Classified Information? The Wen Ho Lee Case, Editor Dec 1999

Mishandling The Mishandling Of Classified Information? The Wen Ho Lee Case, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article comments on allegations that various United States Government (USG) authorities have mishandled allegations that a Los Alamos computer scientist, Wen Ho Lee, has mishandled classified information bearing on USG nuclear weapons and may have committed espionage in the service of the People's Republic of China (PRC).


Spying For Friends As An Unfriendly Act: Another Review Of The Pollard Case, Editor Nov 1998

Spying For Friends As An Unfriendly Act: Another Review Of The Pollard Case, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some negative consequences of an intelligence analyst from Country A providing classified information to allied Country B in an unauthorized fashion.


Trends. Dubious Editorial On "Dubious Decisions On The Sudan": A Counterterrorist And Intelligence Concern, Editor Sep 1998

Trends. Dubious Editorial On "Dubious Decisions On The Sudan": A Counterterrorist And Intelligence Concern, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses an editorial in the September 23, 1998 Issue of The New York Times that describes the possible analytic fallacies in the United States Government's (USG) decision to target a pharmaceutical plant in the Sudan.


Sexual Seduction, Illicit Sex, And Licit Sex: International And National Leaders As Targets Of Intelligence Operations, Editor Sep 1998

Sexual Seduction, Illicit Sex, And Licit Sex: International And National Leaders As Targets Of Intelligence Operations, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the varied consequences that could be achieved by a hostile intelligence service through effecting the sexual seduction of an international or national leader or through exploiting ongoing illicit or licit sex engaged in by that leader.


Political Denial As A Counterintelligence Vehicle To Counter Counterterrorist Operations: The Sudan, Editor Aug 1998

Political Denial As A Counterintelligence Vehicle To Counter Counterterrorist Operations: The Sudan, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the political denial that is implemented by terrorists and supporters of terrorists after an adversary counterterrorist operation and that is intended to impede future operations. Sudanese-sponsored and supported terrorism and United States Government counterterrorist operations are used as an example. The analysis is predicated on the assumption that there is incontrovertible intelligence data supporting the belief that Shifa Pharamceutical Industries in Sudan was engaged in the development and/or transshipment of the chemical warfare agent VX--an assumption based on the alleged detection of a VX precursor that allegedly has no legitimate business or industrial use. (IBPP Note ...


Psychoanalysis And The Soviet Secret Police: Another Look At The Eitingon Controversy Jun 1998

Psychoanalysis And The Soviet Secret Police: Another Look At The Eitingon Controversy

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article provides a hypothetical damage assessment based on the assumption that Dr. Max Eitingon, a significant early member of the international psychoanalytic movement, was also a Soviet intelligence operative.


Trends. Nuclear Tests In India: Is The Buddha Smiling?, Editor May 1998

Trends. Nuclear Tests In India: Is The Buddha Smiling?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses nuclear testing in India.


Security Politics Of The Intelligence Quotient (Iq) May 1998

Security Politics Of The Intelligence Quotient (Iq)

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes conceptual weaknesses of the intelligence quotient (IQ) and their security implications.


The Psychology Of Intent: Problems For Personnel Security And Counterintelligence Personnel May 1998

The Psychology Of Intent: Problems For Personnel Security And Counterintelligence Personnel

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes the psychology of intent as it applies to individuals who have violated some aspect of security prescriptions or proscriptions.


Some Psychological Impediments To Detecting Deception: Challenges For The Intelligence Analyst And Political Psychologist Apr 1998

Some Psychological Impediments To Detecting Deception: Challenges For The Intelligence Analyst And Political Psychologist

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article describes some psychological impediments to the detection of deception in political events.