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Self-Appointed Defenders of “Fortress Europe”: Analyzing Bulgarian Border Patrols

May 24, 2019

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 Intelligence

May 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  This competition is open to unpublished work by undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree programs at accredited U.S. higher education institutions during the 2018-19 academic year.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. 

Sue Gordon’s Remarks from Intelligence Studies Symposium Featured in Washington Post Article

Apr 04, 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.

The Advent of the "Digital Mercenaries"

Apr 02, 2019

Read ISP's Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Kiril Avramov's, article in Small World Journal on "The Advent of the "Digital Mercenaries."

Former Senior Counterterrorism Officials Nick Rasmussen and Michele Malvesti Join UT Austin

Mar 08, 2019

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.

Clements Center Database for Student Internships

Mar 05, 2019

Visit the Clements Center's Internship and Fellowship Database for more student opportunities in Intelligence and National Security.

Kiril Avramov Article Featured in the Journal of European and American Intelligence Journal

Mar 05, 2019

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.

Dr. Avramov Discusses Russia’s Youth Strategy for Syria

Feb 11, 2019

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.

Avramov Explains Yunarmia and Success of Russia's Youth Army

Feb 11, 2019

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.