The themes provide background detail not included in the stories, with a focus on main themes of the website: modern espionage, ethics and the challenges facing young professionals.
- Intelligence agencies have introverted thinking [Ethical challenge #4]Intelligence agencies have introverted thinking. They adapt to new threats and technologies, but their entrenched attitudes and
- Intelligence work needs a “duty of care” [Ethical challenge #3]Secret intelligence can hurt the innocent. Intelligence workers should have a duty of care to everyone with
- The hidden agenda of the secret state [Ethical challenge #2]Intelligence processes were introduced for the State to gain advantage over its adversaries. But states have hidden
- Obsessive secrecy threatens everyone [Ethical challenge, #1]Obsessive secrecy dominates the work of intelligence agencies as well as some areas of commercial intelligence. Obsessive secrecy is one of the top 5 ethical challenges.
- What is intelligence research?Intelligence researchers collate facts to give an advantage over a competitor or enemy.
The artwork on these posts is from Death Valley, in the USA. The photographs are by Adrian Cowderoy, using a Bronica GS-1.