Reading Group on Intelligence

The reading group on intelligence (RGI) is hosted and organized by UoG doctoral students researching intelligence and security issues. RGI aims to foster a sense of community, through discussion on some of the common challenges (early career) scholars confront when investigating security issues. We conceive of intelligence and security as interdisciplinary objects of study and are keen to explore diverse epistemological and methodological approaches. The reading group meets once a month, with rotating chair and reading-based discussion (usually a book chapter or article). RGI plans to host a yearly workshop bringing together research students working on intelligence across the UK. 

Past meetings

  • 15 July 2021:  David Kahn (1986) Clausewitz and intelligence, The Journal of Strategic Studies, 9:2-3, 117-126.
  • 3 June 2021: Artemis Joanna Photiadou (2021) ‘Extremely valuable work’: British intelligence and the interrogation of refugees in London, 1941–45, Intelligence and National Security, 36:1, 17-33.
  • 18 March 2021: Matthew H. Wahlert (2012) The “motivated bias” dilemma in warfare and intelligence, Defense & Security Analysis, 28:3, 247-259.
  • 26 February 2021: Johnson, Loch K. (2019) Spies and scholars in the United States: winds of ambivalence in the groves of academe, Intelligence and National Security, 34:1, 1-21.
  • 4 February 2021: Jackson P., Maiolo J.A. (2002) Intelligence in Anglo-French Relations before the Outbreak of the Second World War. In: Alexander M.S., Philpott W.J. (eds) Anglo-French Defence Relations between the Wars. Studies in Military and Strategic History. Palgrave Macmillan, London.

  • 17 December 2020: Aldrich, Richard J., and John Kasuku (2012) Escaping from American Intelligence: Culture, Ethnocentrism and the Anglosphere, International Affairs,  88:5, 1009-1028.
  • 3 December 2020:  Jonathan M. Acuff & Madison J. Nowlin (2019) Competitive intelligence and national intelligence estimates, Intelligence and National Security, 34:5, 654-672.
  • 12 November 2020: Streeter, Stephen M. (2000) Interpreting the 1954 U.S. Intervention in Guatemala: Realist, Revisionist, and Postrevisionist Perspectives, The History Teacher, 34:1 (2000): 61-74.

  • 22 October 2020: Douglas Porch (1995) French intelligence culture: A historical and political perspective, Intelligence and National Security, 10:3, 486-511.

  • 1 October 2020: Andrew, Christopher & David Dilks, (1984) The Missing Dimension. Governments and Intelligence Communities in the Twentieth Century. London: Macmillan.