Liaisons Dangereuses?

Transatlantic Intelligence Cooperation and the Global War on Terrorism

Published in: Cooperating Against Terrorism: EU-US Relations Post September 11--Conference Proceedings (Stockholm, Sweden: Swedish National Defence College, 2007), p. 31-40

Posted on on January 01, 2007

by William Rosenau

The purpose of this paper is three-fold. First, it will provide a broad overview of international intelligence cooperation, a phenomenon also known as intelligence liaison. Second, it will discuss key aspects of post-9/11 intelligence collaboration in the global war on terrorism. Finally, the paper will explore some of the challenges to intelligence cooperation since the attacks of 11 September 2001. It focuses exclusively on post-9/11 counterterrorism collaboration between civilian intelligence services.

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