Whilst scholars used to describe intelligence as the “missing dimension” of international relations a couple of decades ago, intelligence is now at the core of contemporary foreign and security policies. Indeed, intelligence gathering and analysis is a growing dimension of political-military action, international cooperation and competition and private business strategy.

Among many others, questions of ethics, strategy, technology, covert action, intelligence gathering and analysis are addressed in courses taught by scholars and former professionals, alongside with guest lecturers using case studies.

This concentration is open to all PSIA students, irrespective of their professional objectives. Previous basic knowledge of international relations, security matters and public policies is strongly advised.

The diversity of courses offered within the Intelligence concentration programme can be found on the Thematic Concentration course offerings.

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