The Statecraft & Intelligence program focuses on the increasingly important role of intelligence in the conduct of statecraft, particularly in an Australian context.
Research topics include intelligence history; the impact of popular culture on public understanding (and misunderstanding) of intelligence matters; emergent and emerging issues and challenges facing intelligence services internationally and in Australia; international comparisons and lessons; and the place of intelligence agencies (and their oversight and organisation) in democracies.
The program aims to:
Conduct and publish valued research on intelligence matters
Prepare suitable policy inputs on intelligence issues
Conduct a range of activities to increase the understanding of intelligence among the Australian community (and to encourage development of national expertise in intelligence)