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Europe in the World Research Seminar

Dates:
  • Thu 17 Nov 2016 16.00 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2016-11-17 16:00 2016-11-17 18:00 Europe/Paris Europe in the World Research Seminar

Matteo Faini | Max Weber Fellow

Friendly Spies? International Institutions and Intelligence Cooperation

Under which conditions is intelligence sharing more likely to occur? What institutional arrangements can be designed to promote it? This presentation develops a theory of intelligence sharing based on interest convergence, agencies’ capacity to collect intelligence and fear of unintentional compromise. It then identifies the institutional solutions that would be most conducive to intelligence sharing and applies this explanation to the transatlantic community. It argues that the best way to structure multilateral intelligence sharing is for the US intelligence community to create an exclusive club of Western intelligence agencies sharing intelligence in the field of counter-terrorism only. Such a compartmentalised and hierarchical institutional structure would reduce the disadvantages associated with multilateral intelligence sharing. An intelligence sharing mechanism at the level of the European Union would not be nearly as effective and may even be counterproductive.

Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

Matteo Faini | Max Weber Fellow

Friendly Spies? International Institutions and Intelligence Cooperation

Under which conditions is intelligence sharing more likely to occur? What institutional arrangements can be designed to promote it? This presentation develops a theory of intelligence sharing based on interest convergence, agencies’ capacity to collect intelligence and fear of unintentional compromise. It then identifies the institutional solutions that would be most conducive to intelligence sharing and applies this explanation to the transatlantic community. It argues that the best way to structure multilateral intelligence sharing is for the US intelligence community to create an exclusive club of Western intelligence agencies sharing intelligence in the field of counter-terrorism only. Such a compartmentalised and hierarchical institutional structure would reduce the disadvantages associated with multilateral intelligence sharing. An intelligence sharing mechanism at the level of the European Union would not be nearly as effective and may even be counterproductive.


Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Department of History and Civilization
Max Weber Programme

Type:
Research seminar

Organiser:
Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)
Professor Ulrich Krotz (EUI - RSCAS and SPS)
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)

Contact:
Mia Saugman - Send a mail

Links:
Global Governance Programme
EUI Data Protection Policy
 
 

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