THE PITFALLS OF MASS-PRODUCED ENCRYPTION
During the G8 summit meeting in Moscow this week as ministers laid plans for future cooperation in fighting cybercrime several law enforcement and intelligence officials on the sidelines were instead weighing the consequences of mass-produced encryption. [...]
SAUDIS AND AMERICANS DIFFER OVER SECURITY
Greeted like a head of state in Washington, Saudi Arabia's defense minister, prince Sultan Ibn Abd al Aziz, nonetheless made it plain to president Bill Clinton and his new security team that the Riyadh government differs over American security policy [. [...]
INTELLIGENCE: NEW GRAY ZONES
Like many other intelligence services the German Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) is involved in a serious debate concerning possible future involvement in economic intelligence. According to an internal document signed by the BND operations chief, Volker Foertsch, the service should begin furnishing [. [...]
SENSITIVE EXPORTS: AN ERA OF "DECONTROL"
The American government is very likely to completely modify its policy on sensitive technology transfers and its fight against proliferation of nuclear and chemical arms and ballistic missile technology before next June. It will probably also alter its doctrine on [. [...]
A NEW INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
On 6 October the French government appointed Philippe Parant, 61, as head of the Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire (DST) counter-espionage agency, thus putting a final touch to the reorganization of the French intelligence community six months after Prime [. [...]
INTELLIGENCE: AN OPEN SOURCE FUTURE?
Specialists maintain that at least 80 percent of information used by traditional intelligence services is comes from "open sources" with remainder emanating from "closed" or secret sources. But because that remaining 20 percent is classified, there is little or no [. [...]