The Diplomat, the Military and the Spy

 
Scientific Coordination

Christian Lequesne and Hugo Meijer

About

Since its creation in the United States in the 1950s, Intelligence studies has remained relatively marginal in (and developed in parallel to) the fields of the Foreign Policy Analysis, Security Studies and, more broadly, International Relations. 

In light of the reconfigurations of the contemporary strategic environment, intelligence can no longer be the “missing link” since it plays a key role in the formulation and implementation of states’ external action.

Accordingly, this research group aims to investigate the link between diplomacy, defense policy and intelligence in the formulation of states’ external action.

This holistic approach to the external action of the State is intended to shed light on the variety of actors, on their (cooperative/competitive) relationships and on their respective influence in the decision-making process. Within the diplomacy/defense/intelligence triangle, the role and influence of each actor (or group of actors) is likely to vary across issue areas and over time.

In order to explore the reciprocal influences between these three poles (diplomacy, defense and intelligence), this research group brings together academics working on the sociology of diplomatic practices, foreign policy analysis, strategic studies and intelligence studies.

With the support of the CAPS of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the program consists of five annual sessions, open to the public of CERI, gathering leading European scholars in the study of foreign policy, defense and intelligence. It thereby aims to foster fruitful exchanges on this under-explored dimension of states’ external action and of the differing yet complementary methods of analysis which can be leveraged by scholars to investigate these interactions.  

Agenda

10 March 2021
17:00
Austin Carson, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago
Secrets in International Organizations: The Case of Nuclear Proliferation and International Trade

3 February 2021
12:30
Katarzyna Zysk, Deputy Director and Head of the Centre for Security Policy, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Oslo, Norway
The Defense and the Intelligence in Russia's Power Projection. Who is in Control?

8 December 2020
12:30
Sascha Lohmann (SWP, Berlin)
The Role of Intelligence in the Efficient Implementation of Sanctions: A US / EU Comparison

6 October 2020
13:00
Sir David Omand (King's College):
The Effect of Brexit on UK Intelligence Cooperation in Europe

 

Works

 Compte rendu de la quatrième séance du 10 mars 2021
Secrets in International Organizations: The Case of Nuclear Proliferation and International Trade
Austin Carson, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chicago

Compte rendu de la troisième séance du 3 février 2021
The Defense and the Intelligence in Russia's Power Projection. Who is in Control?
Katarzyna Zysk (Centre for Security Policy, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Oslo, Norway)

Compte rendu de la deuxième séance du 8 décembre 2020
The role of intelligence in the efficient implementation of sanctions: A US / EU Comparison
Sascha Lohmann (SWP, Berlin)

Compte rendu de la première séance du 6 octobre 2020
The effect of Brexit on UK intelligence cooperation in Europe
Sir David Omand (King's College)

Partners

Centre d’analyse, de prévision et de stratégie (CAPS) du ministère des Affaires étrangères.

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