For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Fixing the EU Intel Crisis
  • Musa Khan Jalalzai
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Fixing the EU Intel Crisis.
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The epidemic of wars and military clashes from Syria to Yemen, the rising powers of China and Russia, and the turbulence in Pakistan, Central Asia and North Africa all underscore the urgent need for a highly professional intelligence agency within the European Union and between the EU and the UK in particular. However, the author shows that although the European Union introduced its common security policy more than two decades ago, EU member states have failed to develop and fully integrate professional measures for intelligence-sharing to reduce security risks and the challenges of domestic radicalization and extremism.

About the Author

Musa Khan Jalalzai is a journalist whose experience includes over 20 years extensive research in political analysis, Afghanistan, terrorism issues, and human trafficking. His articles have been published by The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Moscow Times (English-language daily). He has published several books studying sectarian and ethnic violence, policing, and terrorism in various parts of the world, as well as the increasing crime, corruption and instability in Pakistan, Afghanistan and the region. During the First Gulf War (1991-1993) he was a research scholar at the Pakistan Institute of National Affairs where he completed two books on Persian Gulf politics. Jalalzai was Executive Director of the Daily Outlook, Afghanistan (2005-2009), and is a permanent writer of articles for Pakistan's daily The Post. He has a regular column in the Daily Times (Lahore, Pakistan) and The New Nation (Bangladesh).

He notes, "This book could not have been completed without the strong encouragement and support of former Director General, Inter Service Intelligence (ISI), General Asad Durrani and my Afghan friends in both the Interior and Defense Ministries of Afghanistan. I would like to thank former Chief of ISI, General Hamid Gul, who rang me up from Islamabad, Pakistan, and provided information regarding the importance of time and space in modern military conflicts. My friends Saqalain Imam of BBC Urdu Service London and Wadood Mushtaq of ARY TV Channel updated my knowledge of the war on terrorism in Pakistan and Afghanistan.”

About the Book
This book is a critical analysis of intelligence sharing at the law enforcement level, and intelligence surveillance cooperation of PRISM, TEMPORA, UPSTREAM, ECHELON, the NSA and the Five-Eye intelligence alliance with the EU member states. Most...
This book is a critical analysis of intelligence sharing at the law enforcement level, and intelligence surveillance cooperation of PRISM, TEMPORA, UPSTREAM, ECHELON, the NSA and the Five-Eye intelligence alliance with the EU member states. Most of the current intelligence problems within the European Union, whether they relate to predicting surprise attacks, the politicization of intelligence, or questions of ethics and privacy, are old conundrums. However, it is hard to escape the feeling that closer attention to obvious lessons from the past would have assisted European Union intelligence sharing in avoiding the recent attacks in Paris and Brussels.

Pages 222
Year: 2016
BISAC: POL012000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
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