Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 7- Issue 26) / studies
Introduction to field of intelligence studies
Intelligence studies is a sub-field of the international relations, where it has emerged in the West with the increasing interest in the role of intelligence in facing rival countries, groups designated as “terrorist” and organized crime gangs, as well as the energy security issue.
With the mistakes made by intelligence services, related to violation of the laws regulating their work, more attention has been paid to shedding light on the process of management and governance of the intelligence services. Intelligence studies have crystallized academically to include the study of information collection and analysis, covert action, counterintelligence, as well as the oversight of intelligence services.