- Code STST8017
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Strategic and Defence Studies Centre
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Strategic Studies
- Areas of interest Political Sciences
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Daniel Marston
- Mode of delivery In Person
Winter Session 2016
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The Special Topic is designed to showcase a new area of teaching for the GSSD Program and allow students to learn from visiting specialists at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Winter Session 2016
The Role of Strategic Intelligence in a Democracy:
This course delves deeply into the nature of strategic intelligence, its contribution to national security policy formulation in a democratic system of government, and selected issues and challenges all nations face in the conduct of global intelligence operations in the modern era. In a well-functioning system, each of the individual elements of the classic intelligence cycle (i.e., requirements, collection, processing, analysis/production, dissemination, consumption, and feedback) work in unison to support “consumers”, usually national level policymakers. This relationship becomes complicated, however, when strategic intelligence resources are also called upon to support war fighters and even local law enforcement working to pre-empt terrorist attacks in major urban areas. Through interaction with a diverse body of literature and real-world case studies, students will better understand the capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of strategic intelligence as an input to policy formulation. Along the way, the course also highlights some of the difficult ethical choices raised by many of the activities undertaken by strategic intelligence services. Strategic intelligence enables and facilitates application of the traditionally recognized instruments of national power, i.e., the “DIME” (Diplomacy, Information, Military, and Economic). This course will explore this important tool in all of its major manifestations and complexity
Seminar Participation, 10%; Assignments, 50%; Exam 40%
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WorkloadStandard SDSC delivery, based in Canberra on ANU campus. Morning and afternoon teaching sessions for 5 days, or semester-long with weekly evening sessions. Assessment will be spread throughout the teaching and exam period.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|The Role of Strategic Intelligence in a Democracy|
|6559||01 Aug 2016||01 Aug 2016||03 Aug 2016||05 Aug 2016||In Person||N/A|