|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 Hours. 1 x 2 hour seminar per week|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 1 x 3,500 words||40%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 1 x 4,500 words||60%|
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Critically assess key terms and debates in intelligence studies
- Evaluate the role of espionage and intelligence in the Cold War
- Assess the problems of counter-intelligence and the relationship between intelligence and counter-intelligence
- Critically evaluate the efficacy and morality of "covert operations'`' in international security after 1945
- Critically assess the implications of the end of the Cold War and September 11 for intelligence and the study of intelligence
- Evaluate methodological and historiographical problems in the study of intelligence
This module examines the nature of intelligence and the role of intelligence and intelligence organisations in world politics after 1945.
The aim of the module is to examine how intelligence has been gathered, analysed and used in policy-making since 1945. Other aspects, including the problems of counter- intelligence and the use of intelligence services to secretly intervene in the affairs of other states are explored.
Intelligence has been described as the "missing dimension" of international affairs. Yet the twentieth century has seen the growth of intelligence organisations whose activities have played an often crucial role in policy-making, and international relations. The advent of the Cold War and the development of nuclear weapons have provided context and pretext for the growth of modem intelligence organisations. In recent years intelligence studies has emerged as a significant field of scholarship, casting light on key events and issues in twentieth century international security. Yet the study of intelligence faces considerable methodological challenges. The aim of the module is to explore these various issues and to examine the role of intelligence in national security policy making. This is done by focusing on key events and issues in international relations in which intelligence and intelligence organisations played a vital role. Finally, the end of the Cold War and the world after September 11 present new challenges (and opportunities) to spies, intelligencers, and their organisations which the module seeks to evaluate.
Reading ListGeneral Text
Lowenthal, Mark (2005) Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy CQ Press Primo search Recommended Text
Johnson, Loch & Wirtz, James (2007) Intelligence and National Security: The Secret World of Spies OUP Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7