15 August 2019 


Abigail Watson and Liam Walpole are joined by Dr. Jamie Gaskarth from the University of Birmingham to discuss the accountability of the more secretive elements of the UK security services such as intelligence agencies and special forces. 

Related research 

Britain’s Shadow Army: Policy Options for External Oversight of UK Special Forces

UK Special Forces: Accountability in Shadow War

The True Cost of Special Forces?

The Cost of Intelligence Sharing and the Value of Transparency

Defining Remote Warfare: Intelligence Sharing after 9/11


Jamie Gaskarth's upcoming book Secret and Spies UK Intelligence Accountability after Iraq and Snowden will be released in February 2020 and is available for pre-order here


Image credit: Matt Hecht/Flickr. 

Music by Bensound 


About the discussants

Liam Walpole is a Senior Policy Officer at the Remote Warfare Programme.

Abigail Watson is Senior Research Officer at the Remote Warfare Programme.

Jamie Gaskarth is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Birmingham.