News and Analysis

Dr Adam Svendsen publishes a report on Diversity in Contemporary Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Strategies.

Dr Adam Svendsen, lecturer in our program, has published a new report. It focuses on navigating the diversity in contemporary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) strategies.

The executive summary reads: With an international focus, this brief examines contemporary Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) trends. The brief concludes that substantially greater diversity in ISR is reflected overall, thanks in part to the increasing adoption of emerging technologies, such as automation and artificial intelligence (AI), which impact several changes influentially. Many rewards figure, notably “information advantage”. Less desirably, multiple pressing challenges and persistent uncertainties remain in the form of attendant risks, hazards, and other vulnerabilities. Continuing to be represented in a prominent manner, they are worthy of their constant, close, and careful evaluation into the future in overall ISR enterprises. Those efforts extend towards advancing further sustainable command-and-control-related management and addressing via “safeguards” and similarly-guiding “tools” to “frameworks” during navigation. Intelligence Engineering increases. Both regionally to globally, many corresponding implications for operations to strategies prevail, as well as for war to peace more broadly, as significant disruptors continue nearby.

Should you want to read more about it, click here.

Maria Isabel Garcia Garcia’s doctoral thesis is awarded the Clara Campoamor prize

Maria Isabel Garcia Garcia, who will lecture in our Global Security Program, has been awarded the Clara Campoamor prize, awarded by the Centro de Estudios Politicos y Constitucionales. The prestigious award is granted to doctoral thesis within the Social and Judicial Sciences and Humanities that work on equality issues.

We congratulate Dr Garcia Garcia for this token of her excellent work.