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Syrian Intelligence

If you are interested in the recent developments in Lebanon and Syria, then check this article out. It's on the Syrian intelligence service and written by the influential Intelligence academic Andrew Rathmell.

His article is written by using open secondary and primary sources. In my eyes that is an illustration of how much information it is actually possible to gather on intelligence services that have not had an official history written or are sitting tightly on their civil-military interface. My own research on Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste (The Danish Defence Intelligence Service) might not live up to Rathmell's high standard, but it is indeed informed by it. (And Mukhabarat and DDIS are also quite different creatures...)

The article can by the way be found in the Conflict Studies Journal which have several free articles online.


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