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Intelligence in the 21st Century
Intelligence in the 21st Century

Author(s): Sait lmaz
Subject(s): Recent History (1900 till today), International relations/trade, Social development, Social Informatics
Published by: American University Management Agency LLC
Keywords: Intelligence; Terror; Cyber Intelligence; Open Source Intelligence; Intelligence Services;

Summary/Abstract: Intelligence is substantially no longer the work of classical intelligence agencies. The necessity of exploiting the inquiry of the disciplines like economy and cyber security of the social engineering introduced a new and multi-faced intelligence society whose actual function is not intelligence. The construction of the relations of the intelligence formations and statesmen with politicians privately emerged as a separate work area. We are moving towards “protective state” where the intelligence organizations are rather liable to legal restrictions and public scrutiny, from the paradigm of “classified information” in the 20th Century where intelligence and activities in this realm were kept confidential. From now onward, intelligence which was under the cover of the national security cease to become an area where everything is permissible and no account can be called. The concept that we all call freedom has become confidentiality, that is, the protection of individual privacy. We must now be able to find the balance between democracy, freedom, confidentiality and security. Today, as intelligence is rather concentrated on war on terrorism, it is becoming militarized on one hand while getting privatized on the other. As stunning advances achieved in technology acquire professional skills, they are dispossessed of a lot of their assignments. Fundamental alterations need to be made with the structural and cultural aspects of intelligence services, as cyber and open intelligence become pre-eminent.

  • Issue Year: 1/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 30-43
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English