Julian Richards

15 October 2018

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Remote warfare is underpinned by a complex web of intelligence sharing between partners. In a world characterised by complex transnational threats, the logic of such sharing is difficult to dispute. At the same time, considerable risks are present in ensuring that human rights abuses and compromises to the right to privacy are not realised by multilateral intelligence sharing. This paper considers the state of play of intelligence-sharing in contemporary remote warfare, and the degree to which the benefits of sharing are balanced by the mitigation of risk.


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About the Author

Professor Julian Richards spent nearly twenty years working for the British government in intelligence and security policy, before co-founding the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) at the University of Buckingham. His research interests include intelligence machinery and governance; and counter-terrorism policy in a range of regional and global contexts.