Atlas du renseignement
Géopolitique du pouvoir
An Atlas of Intelligence
Power and Geopolitics
In both its internal dimension (the police force) and its international dimension (espionage), intelligence has long been under the exclusive purview of the State. However, the development of international co-operation, post-Cold War political changes, the call for transparency in post-democratic societies, and the exponential growth of open information thanks to the Internet have profoundly altered the conditions under which intelligence now operates, in a context of shared sovereignty.
- An engaging history of intelligence, stretching from Pearl Harbor to September 11th, from mass intoxication in preparation for the Normandy landings to Wikileaks, from the CIA's covert operations during the Cold War to the KBG's influence in Africa and Latin America, from the assassination of members of the Black September Organization to the war in Iraq, and from the 'expulsions’ of Russian diplomats to the Patriot Act.
- An overview of contemporary issues in the intelligence world, its effects on public policy, its dark side and failures (the Yom Kippur War, Al-Qaeda), as well as the legal and ethical questions that intelligence practices raise.
- 65 maps, diagrams and charts (the map of the KGB in Africa, a timeline of assassinations, an illustration of listening posts, etc.).
- 34 short thematic chapters that are easily digestible.
Sébastien-Yves Laurent est professeur à l'Université de Bordeaux où il codirige le master « Sécurité globale et analyste trilingue ». Il enseigne également à Sciences Po et à l’IEP de Bordeaux. Membre du conseil scientifi que du Conseil supérieur de la formation et de la recherche stratégiques (CSFRS), il est consultant et spécialiste des questions de sécurité.
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