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In the last part, we discuss Dr. Abels’s new book on Intelligence Leadership: ‘Spionkoppen’, ‘the Dutch perspective’, future threats and challenges to national security and we conclude with some words of wisdom on the validity of sources and information.  DavidLet's move on to the next topic:...

Prof.dr. Paul Abels Dr. Abels is professor by special appointment of Governance of Intelligence and Security Services at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at Leiden University. Before that he worked as an analyst for the Domestic Security Service (Binnenlandse Veiligheidsdienst - BVD), the...

By Taima Brown  Why is it a struggle for us to give out personal information? The root of our behaviour is our belief in privacy and anonymity. Strangely, this awareness changes in the digital sphere. The average internet user shares his personal data from the opening of...

Over the Mirage and into the Mountain: Why Turkey’s drone victory in Libya need not presage another in  Nagorno-Karabakh By Giles Longley When the frozen conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region erupted once more this  September, it opened up a testing ground for...

By Franziska Kuehl The difficulty of prosecuting individuals who return to western liberal democracies from ISIS territory is well-known; due to the burden of proof lying with the prosecution, the challenge of proving someone’s crimes committed in a conflict zone beyond a reasonable doubt appears absurdly...

Corona-virus conspiracy theories: Just a marginal bunch of crazies or an actual threat to national and international security? By Anoek Zijderveld Conspiracy theories are phenomena that have been around for a long time. In essence they are theories that explain how a certain group of people work...