Global intelligence: the world's secret services today

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University Press, 2003 - Political Science - 240 pages
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This fascinating exploration of secret service and intelligence agencies throughout the world details the new roles they have found for themselves as they target rogue states, terrorism, and the drug war. It shows how ultramodern technologies have increased their power to spy abroad and eavesdrop at home. It also exposes the unsolved contradiction between the world of these secretive, unaccountable agencies and the requirements of a free, democratic society.

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This up-to-date account raises important issues, including the new roles the secret services have found for themselves as they target 'rogue states', 'the war on drugs', and 'terrorists'. Most ... Read full review

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This book is basically an alphabet soup breakdown of the intelligence agencies around the world, with more emphasis on some of the more important ones, and actually a reasonably lengthy explanation ... Read full review


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The Dark Side of Globalisation
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About the author (2003)

Jonathan Bloch is a London-based businessman who is politically active in South African causes.

Paul Todd is a Middle East specialist, and has done research at the U.S. National Security Archives.

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