ISI Publications | Alumni Publications
The articles below have been produced by members of the ISI Faculty.
Dr. David Gioe, Joseph Hatfield and Mark Stout
25th May 2020
Written by ISI Supervisor Dr. David Gioe and co-authored by Joe Hatfield, a contributor to the ISI conference, this article argues that United States Intelligence Community analysts can and should periodically telework as routine professional development and as a research supplement to traditional all-source intelligence analysis. We offer four key benefits to tapping into this reservoir of unclassified information that would improve the quality of the intelligence product, enable better liaison and academic exchange, and steward the profession. We conclude that an overdue rebalancing of classified and publicly available sources could be aided by telework, but only once analysts break free from ‘the cult of the SCIF’ will publicly available information receive the analytical attention that it deserves.
ISI Publications | May 2020
The articles below have been produced by students of the International Security and Intelligence Programme.
ISI 2018 Alumni Daniel Dobrowolski, ISI co-convenor Dr. David Gioe and Alicia Wanless.
16th June 2020
This article explores how threat actors are manipulating the British information environment and provides recommendations for how the government and citizenry might defend themselves. Daniel Dobrowolski, David V Gioe and Alicia Wanless argue that enforcing heavy moderation of content is counterproductive and that civic education, transparency and ongoing research into the methods that threat actors use are essential to guide an effective response and provide original research towards this end. Through a case study approach, the article assesses two recent type-case informational threats and considers the role the UK government can play, as a model for other Western states facing similar threats, in defending against them.
ISI Alumni Publications | June 2020
Melodie HA (ISI Alumni 2018)
Published by the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
21st century modern warfare has evolved past the realm of conventional warfare to encompass the information domain. e People’s Republic of China recognized the importance of informa- tion warfare and cybersecurity in the late 1990s, and has been developing its military to conduct malicious activities in cyberspace in pursuit of its national objectives, including gaining eco- nomic advantages through industrial espionage, gathering military intelligence, and garnering in uence through coercive means. is article examines the nature of cyberspace as it ts into the greater strategic competition between China and the United States and…
ISI Alumni Publications | February 2020
Peter Chuzie (ISI Alumni/ Mercyhurst University)
Written with Michael Klipstein, PhD (Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University)
What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? This is a loaded question that often changes based on who answers, but the simple answer is the network formed of any devices that can be or is currently connected to the Internet.1 These devices range from pacemakers to cameras to refrigerators, among other consumer home products, and include any objects that are readable, recognizable, locatable, and addressable over the Internet as well as information sensing devices. They can communicate data and metadata, which is information about the actual data, over the Internet through many different vectors, including among others wired or wireless. A major goal of IoT is to enable an ecosystem of devices and connections anytime, anyplace, and with anyone over different networks and paths.2 The IoT, bolstered by the continued production of different connectable devices, has resulted in a dramatic increase in the convenience of communication, productivity, and daily task efficiency to its users and society in general. Currently 23.14 billion devices connect to the Internet, and by the year 2020 that number will grow to…
ISI Alumni Publications | December 2019
Hallie Coyne’s article reviews the actions of the former National Security Agency Contractor Edward Snowden.
September/ October 2019
Hallie Coyne is a recent graduate of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studiesat Boston University. While at BU, Ms. Coyne studied International Relations and History, with concentrations in International Security, and European Politics. She has been a research assistant on various projects investigating the European Union’s institutional history. Ms. Coyne’s research interests include transatlantic relations and the future of national security at the intersection of intelligence and emerging cyber capabilities. Before graduating, Ms. Coyne completed internships with the U.S. Em- bassy in Ottawa, via the Virtual Student Federal Service program (VSFS), and the International Trade Administration, within the U.S. Depart- ment of Commerce. She spent a semester at Sciences Po and later attended the Cambridge Security Initiative’s 2018 International Security and Intelligence summer program (ISI), where she initiated the research for this paper. Ms. Coyne currently lives in the Washington D.C. area and works in the private sector.
ISI Alumni Publications | September 2019
Co-author Madison Nowlin is an ISI alumni and graduate of Coastal Carolina University.
2nd April 2019
National Intelligence Estimates are consensus-driven intelligence products. Yet there is considerable evidence supporting the use of competitive intelligence at every level of activity, including the presentation of finished products to consumers. We examine NIEs from two important periods in US foreign policy: the buildup in Vietnam and Gorbachev’s reforms. We find in both cases alternate viewpoints were not presented in the US IC’s premier intelligence product when such views could have made a difference. Consistent with contemporary findings in cognitive psychology, we argue the manner in which NIEs are structured and presented should be reformed to offer better decision support.
ISI Alumni Publications | April 2019