Facing the threats posed by dedicated suicide bombers who have access to modern technology for mass destruction and who intend to cause maximum human suffering and casualties, democratic governments have hard choices to make. The premise of this book is that for intelligence organizations in democratic states to be able to face up to the challenges of global terrorism, they must think outside the box and utilize all of their resources effectively and creatively. To overcome the enemy, we must also secure the peace. Winning the hearts and minds of the terrorists' pool of potential recruits will be essential to cutting off the supply of suicide bombers. This book therefore addresses not only the question of how intelligence organizations can improve their efficacy in pre-empting terrorist outrages, but also the wider issue of removing the forces that sustain global terrorism as a scourge of the twenty-first century. The general public in the target countries and recruiting grounds must also be persuaded thatdespite their rhetoricthe terrorists are not engaged in a holy war. Intelligence services of various countries need to find convincing evidence to prove this point. But it is up to governments, civil society, and the media in different parts of the world to work together if the evidence unearthed by national intelligence services is to be accepted by the general public. Unless the emotional or quasi-religious appeal of the global terrorists can be removed, the simple arrest of bin Laden and his close associatesor even the destruction of Al Qaeda as an organization--will not be sufficient to prevent others from rising to replace them.
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About the Author
Steve Tsang is University Reader in Politics and Louis Cha Senior Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University, where he is also Director of the Pluscarden Programme for the Study of Global Terrorism and Intelligence.
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments ix
Stopping Global Terrorism and Protecting Rights Steve Tsang 1
Identifying and Rectifying Inadequacies 15
The British Quest for Transparency Mark Urban 17
Lessons from the Iranian Case and the Changing Face of American Intelligence Jack Caravelli 26
The Wider Political Context 39
Political Supervision of Intelligence Services in the United Kingdom John N.L. Morrison 41
Intelligence Oversight in the United States Loch K. Johnson 54
Parliamentary Oversight of Intelligence: The German Approach Christian Heyer 67
An Appropriate Legal Framework for Dealing with Modern Terrorism and WMD Richard G. Stearns 78
Human Rights and Human Intelligence Alex Danchev 93
Toward New Intelligence Systems 109
Preparing to Meet New Challenges Peter Wilson 111
Efficient Resource Allocation George Maior Sebastian Huluban 121
A New Approach to Intelligence Assessment Isaac Ben-Israel 132
In Search of a New Intelligence System: The British Experience Anthony Glees 145
Setting Priorities in a World of Changing Threats Richard J. Aldrich 158
About the Contributors 221
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Intelligence and Human Rights in the Era of Global Terrorism based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This book takes a multidisciplinary look at global terrorism and human rights. It results from a conference, but rather than the usual simple publication of conference papers, with the resulting duplication and lack of flow between chapters, the editor has worked with the presenters to rework the conference proceedings into a cohesive work. The topics covered range from the best way to structure oversight functions, to the failure of inductive logic as an analysis tool to the need for joint assessments among countries. This book would be of interest to intelligence officers, policy makers and administrators alike.