Intelligence Services in Contemporary International Relations


INSTRUCTOR: Thaddeus Kontek


SCHEDULE: Tuesday, 9:30AM – 12:15PM

Course Description

The course will provide an overview of the nexus between diplomacy and international relations and the intelligence services. A core objective is to identify the use (and misuse) of intelligence services and operations in the conduct of international relations and the often unintended consequences of such operations. The course will examine the functions, methods and operations of intelligence services; basic concepts of international relations and diplomacy; the interaction between the foreign policy and intelligence communities in both tactical and strategic initiatives. There will be a focus on specific case studies. The legal, ethical and moral implications of assassination, torture, regime change and other issues will be examined.