intelligence – the missing dimension of our understanding of international relations

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In his interview with Kim Hill from 2010, Richard Aldrich refers to a rather interesting quote:

“perhaps 25 years ago, a famous intelligence historian called Christopher Andrew said that ‘intelligence was the missing dimension of our understanding of international relations’ and really over the last 25 years, historians have been trying to restore that facet.” (about 24.14 minutes in)

Richard J. Aldrich: spies and surveillance ( 43′ )

Professor of International Security at the University of Warwick whose main research interests lie in the area of intelligence and security communities, and author of ‘GCHQ: The Uncensored Story of Britain’s Most Secret Intelligence Agency’.

From Saturday Morning on 04 Sep 2010

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/20100904

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