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A MODEL OF INTELLIGENCE CULTURE FOR CONSOLIDATING DEMOCRACIES

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Authors
Alyamani, Moh'd H.
Subjects
accountability
consolidation
culture
effectiveness
democracy
intelligence culture
intelligence reforms
national security
oversight
reforms
Romania
Spain
terrorism
Tunisia
transition
Advisors
Matei, Cristiana
Date of Issue
2020-06
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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One of the significant challenges for reforming the intelligence agencies in consolidating democracies is to develop an intelligence culture that understands and supports the role of intelligence and establishes trust with the civil society after an authoritarian past. Building on the existing literature, as well as the practices of Spain, Romania, and Tunisia, this thesis identifies a conceptual framework that a consolidating democracy can use to develop an intelligence culture that is supportive of its intelligence organizations, roles, and practices. This model identifies four main vital factors that need to be addressed before commencing the intelligence culture reform process. These factors are the perception of society as a whole, external support, the threat environment, and the political elites’ knowledge and expertise. Furthermore, this model emphasizes the political elites' central role in leading a collective institutional effort in order to achieve a consistent and balanced trade-off between the democratic values of the intelligence community and maintaining intelligence effectiveness.
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National Security Affairs (NSA)
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