By Ian Fleming
Within the novel that brought James Bond to the realm, Ian Fleming’s agent 007 is dispatched to a French on line casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His project? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent who’s been on a foul success streak on the baccarat desk.
One of SMERSH’s most dangerous operatives, the guy recognized in basic terms as “Le Chiffre,” has been a chief aim of the British mystery carrier for years. If Bond can wipe out his bankroll, Le Chiffre will be “retired” by way of his paymasters in Moscow. yet what if the playing cards won’t cooperate? After a brutal evening on the gaming tables, Bond quickly unearths himself dodging would-be assassins, battling off brutal torturers, and going all-in to save lots of the lifetime of his attractive girl counterpart, Vesper Lynd.
Taut, demanding, and without problems trendy, Ian Fleming’s inaugural James Bond experience has all of the hallmarks that made the sequence a touchstone for a iteration of readers.
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The demographics of intelligence scholarship A further look at the articles published in the journal Intelligence and National Security offers some insights into the demographics of intelligence scholarship. 14 13 Loch J. Sampaio K. 3 display the total number of articles accepted by INS from around the world. This ranking indicates a geographic hierarchy of successful submissions, with the United Kingdom at the top (41 per cent), followed by the United States (38 per cent), Canada (9 per cent), non-UK Europe (6 per cent), Australia and Israel (tied at 3 per cent), and Asia (1 per cent).
And what should it do? The field of intelligence studies has turned more explicitly towards these questions since the Cold War. Discussions over the possible answers to these and related questions have included professors, students, independent scholars and intelligence practitioners, both active and former. They have informed a growing number of articles, conference panels and anthologies. These debates have indirectly influenced policy. Indeed, a workshop at the RAND Corporation sponsored by the United States’ new Office of the Director of National Intelligence in the summer of 2005 assembled participants in this debate from both sides of the Atlantic; that workshop affected the drafting of the Director’s first National Intelligence Strategy a few months later (Treverton et al.
Gill (2012) examines the ways in which uncertainty can give rise through reflexivity to efforts to pre-empt threats, which in turn create new threats. My own contribution to this approach (Warner 2012b) has been to explain the secrecy that shrouds intelligence as a consequence of the reflexive nature of intelligence practices, and to speculate on an ‘economy of secrecy’ that might explain why regimes perform some actions under a cloak of secrecy while others conduct the same activities in public.