ISP’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Kiril Avramov’s post on “Self-Appointed Defenders of ‘Fortress Europe’: Analyzing Bulgarian Border Patrols” is featured on Bellingcat, an investigative journalism website.
Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2019 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on IntelligenceMay 01, 2019
The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the fifth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2500. This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2018-19 academic year. The deadline for submitting papers is June 30, 2019.
Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Susan Gordon, delivered keynote remarks at last week’s Intelligence Studies Project spring symposium: “Intelligence in Transition.” In a follow-up article for the Washington Post, national security reporter and fellow symposium participant, Ellen Nakashima, quoted Gordon’s remarks and complimented her candor.
AUSTIN, Texas - Nicholas “Nick” Rasmussen, the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and Dr. Michele Malvesti, a scholar and former White House counterterrorism advisor, will teach and advise students at the University of Texas-Austin. Rasmussen and Malvesti will hold joint appointments as Senior National Security Fellows at UT’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Clements Center for National Security, and Intelligence Studies Project.
Kiril Avramov, ISP's Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, published “Victory at Any Price: The Drive of Private Intelligence Operators in Pursuit of Enhanced HUMINT Capabilities” an article featured in December 2018's Issue 2 of the Journal of European and American Intelligence Journal.
In a recent article for EA Worldview, Dr. Kiril Avramov, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for the Intelligence Studies Project, discusses Russia's campaign to co-opt Syrian youth for strategic influence in the Middle East.
Dr. Kiril Avramov, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Intelligence Studies Project, recently published an article with The Globe Post. The article, entitled, “Yunarmia: Meet the Young Russian Guardians of the Order,” explains why the Yunarmia, Russia’s Youth Army, is so internally popular and successful.