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    “Intelligence & the World’s Largest Democracy” – Former Indian Intelligence Director Vikram Sood [from the vault]

    “Intelligence & the World’s Largest Democracy” – Former Indian Intelligence Director Vikram Sood [from the vault]

    Summary
    Vikram Sood (Twitter, Blog) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss intelligence in the world’s largest democracy. He was the chief of India’s Research & Analysis Wing (R&AW). 

    What You’ll Learn
    Intelligence

    The intelligence landscape in India 

    China, Pakistan, and the intelligence challenges in the region

    The founding and evolution of the Research and Analysis Wing 

    The pressure involved in the top job and being responsible to the Prime Minister

    Reflections

    The power of narratives 

    Spies can be sensitive souls too

    And much, much more…

    Episode Notes
    This is the final installment of our month long special on SPY CHIEFS, featuring Vikram Sood. former Director of India’s foreign intelligence agency, the Research & Analysis Wing (RA&W). This episode from the vault was recorded during the darkest days of the pandemic when the International Spy Museum was closed, infections and deaths were sky high, and Andrew was at home in his living room with Vikram at his in New Delhi. 
    So, is the R&AW similar to the CIA or MI6 or both? Does it have a covert action capability? How focused is it on China and Pakistan? Who does the Director report to? To hear the answers tune in to listen to an Indian Spy Chief who was in office in the critical years 2000-2003. 
    Vikram was in the intelligence business for more than thirty years, since leaving as the professional head of India’s foreign intelligence agency he went on to have a successful second career at the think-tank, Observer Research Foundation, which is based in New Delhi. He is the author of two books (see below).
    And…
    Depending on the source, India has more, a little less, or roughly the same number of Muslims as Pakistan. An incredible fact when you consider that Pakistan is generally in the top five for having the largest population in the world. In fact, India has a larger population than the United States, Pakistan, Indonesia, Brazil and Nigeria combined. 

    Quote of the Week
    "There is immense tension in the job because anything can go wrong any day and you will be held responsible if there is another bomb blast somewhere else. But if the leadership is supportive and it's understanding, and also contributes to helping you decide things, takes decisions for you that need politically clearances. That helps a lot that takes away the anxieties, it keeps the blood pressure down." – Vikram Sood

    Resources
    Headline Resource


    The Ultimate Goal: R&AW Chief Deconstructs how Nations Construct Narratives (Harper India, 2020)


    The Unending Game: A Former R&AW Chief’s Insights into Espionage (Penguin, 2018)

    Beginner Resources

    [Video] How Was R&AW Started: Story of India’s External Intelligence Agency, WION (2022)

    [Article] RAW: A History of India’s Covert Operations, Yatish Yadav, New Indian Express (2020)

    Books


    The War that Made R&AW, A. Nandakumar (Westland, 2021)


    JFK’s Forgotten Crisis: Tibet, the CIA and the Sino-Indian War, B. Riedel (BIP, 2015)


    Intelligence Elsewhere, P. Davies & K. Gustafson (GUP, 2013)


    The Kaoboys & R&AW, B Raman (Lancer, 2012)


    India’s External Intelligence, V.K. Singh (ManasPub, 2007)

    Articles


    History of RAW, Sachidananda Mohanty, Frontline (2022)


    A Peek Into India’s IB and RAW, Amjed Jaaved, Pakistan Today (2022)


    Inside R&AW, Rahul Bedi, The Wire: India (2020)


    Quiet Americans in India, P. McGarr, Diplomatic History, 38(5), 2014 (1046-1082)

    Videos


    Ex-Israel Spy Chief Talks Intelligence Cooperation with India, The Quint, YouTube (n.d.)


    Ex R&AW Chief Vikram Sood Gives a Glimpse of the World of Spies, The Quint, YouTube (n.d.)

    *Wildcard Resource*

    “The James Bond of India”

    Real-life spy Ajit Doval who spent years undercover in Pakistan

    He is currently the National Security Advisor of India! 

    • 1 hr
    SPY CHIEFS: “From Navy Analyst to State Dept. Intelligence Chief” – Ellen McCarthy’s Journey (Part 2 of 2)

    SPY CHIEFS: “From Navy Analyst to State Dept. Intelligence Chief” – Ellen McCarthy’s Journey (Part 2 of 2)

    Summary
    Ellen McCarthy (Twitter; LinkedIn) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss her career and time as head of the State Department’s intelligence agency. INR is one of the 18 U.S. intelligence agencies.

    What You’ll Learn
    Intelligence

    Her start as a Soviet submarine analyst in the Office of Naval Intelligence 

    Bringing the U.S. Coast Guard intel. program into the Intelligence Community (IC) 

    Working for DoD and Geospatial-Intelligence

    Why she admires the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) 

    Reflections

    Government/for-profit/non-profit life

    Managing complexity and change 

    And much, much more…

    Episode Notes
    Imagine seeing a pyramid from different angles and different heights instead of from one vantage point? You get a better sense of what it truly looks like, its dimensions, colors, idiosyncrasies, and the shadows it casts, right?
    Ellen McCarthy has seen more of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) pyramid than most: she started as a junior analyst for the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Intelligence and ended up as the head of the State Dept.’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). Along the way, she was with the U.S. Coast Guard, in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, and at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 
    Quite the journey, I am sure you will agree…
    And…
    INR has been called the “biggest little intelligence shop in town” and its morning intelligence summary, “Better than Wheaties.” The NYT called it the “least wrong” intelligence agency on Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and it has been credited for a more accurate assessment of Ukraine’s ability to withstand Russia than its peers. “They get paid attention to because they’re good and they tend to be contrarian,” notes a former chair of the National Intelligence Council. How do they manage this? Well, big question, but the deep, deep expertise of their staff – who are on average on their regional or functional area for over a decade – as well as an “intolerance for mediocrity” would be good places to start.

    Quote of the Week
    "The Geographer of the United States sits in INR. I don't think a lot of people know that. So, when there's a boundary dispute or you've got countries trying to build islands, it's INR that's actually working what the legal boundaries are. The other thing that INR does that a lot of folks don't know about is polling. Polling in the intelligence community is conducted at INR…And I will tell you that the polling capability at INR is the best I've ever seen." – Ellen McCarthy 

    Resources
    *SpyCasts*

    “State Department Intelligence: Inside the INR” – INR Leadership (2020)
    Beginner Resources


    Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Wikipedia [webpage]


    Learn About the Smallest Organization in the IC, YouTube (n.d.) [1:45 minute]


    Geographer of the United States, YouTube, (2011) [13:24 minute]

    Books

    “Intelligence Informs Policymaking at DoS: INR,” T. King in T. Juneau, ed. Strategic Analysis in Support of Policymaking, R&L (2017), pp. 95-110.


    Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis & National Security, T. Fingar, SUP (2011)


    INR, Intelligence & Research at State, U.S. DoS (1973)

    Article

    The U.S. Intelligence Community Needs a ‘Wild Bill’ Moment, E. McCarthy & M. Scott, Cipher Brief (2021)
    Video


    SPYCHAT: Ellen McCarthy & Chris Costa, YouTube (2021)


    The New IC: Ellen McCarthy Keynote, YouTube (2019)


    FedMentor: NGA’s Ellen McCarthy, YouTube (2014)

    Primary Sources


    INR: 2025 Strategic Plan (2022)


    Oral History with Teresita Schaeffer (1998)


    Oral History with Thomas F. Conlon (1992)


    Oral History with Frank Burnet, (1990)


    Oral History with Daniel Zachary (1989)

    *Wildcard Resource*

    The Ralph J. Bunche Library

    State Dept. Library named after OSS intelligence analyst, diplomat & Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Bunche

    • 34 min
    SPY CHIEFS: “From Navy Analyst to State Dept. Intelligence Chief” – Ellen McCarthy’s Journey (Part 1 of 2)

    SPY CHIEFS: “From Navy Analyst to State Dept. Intelligence Chief” – Ellen McCarthy’s Journey (Part 1 of 2)

    Summary
    Ellen McCarthy (Twitter; LinkedIn) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss her career and time as head of the State Department’s intelligence agency. INR is one of the 18 U.S. intelligence agencies.

    What You’ll Learn
    Intelligence

    Her start as a Soviet submarine analyst in the Office of Naval Intelligence 

    Bringing the U.S. Coast Guard intel. program into the Intelligence Community (IC) 

    Working for DoD and Geospatial-Intelligence

    Why she admires the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) 

    Reflections

    Government/for-profit/non-profit life

    Managing complexity and change 

    And much, much more…

    Episode Notes
    Imagine seeing a pyramid from different angles and different heights instead of from one vantage point? You get a better sense of what it truly looks like, its dimensions, colors, idiosyncrasies, and the shadows it casts, right?
    Ellen McCarthy has seen more of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) pyramid than most: she started as a junior analyst for the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Intelligence and ended up as the head of the State Dept.’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). Along the way, she was with the U.S. Coast Guard, in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, and at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 
    Quite the journey, I am sure you will agree…
    And…
    INR has been called the “biggest little intelligence shop in town” and its morning intelligence summary, “Better than Wheaties.” The NYT called it the “least wrong” intelligence agency on Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and it has been credited for a more accurate assessment of Ukraine’s ability to withstand Russia than its peers. “They get paid attention to because they’re good and they tend to be contrarian,” notes a former chair of the National Intelligence Council. How do they manage this? Well, big question, but the deep, deep expertise of their staff – who are on average on their regional or functional area for over a decade – as well as an “intolerance for mediocrity” would be good places to start.

    Quote of the Week
    "The Geographer of the United States sits in INR. I don't think a lot of people know that. So, when there's a boundary dispute or you've got countries trying to build islands, it's INR that's actually working what the legal boundaries are. The other thing that INR does that a lot of folks don't know about is polling. Polling in the intelligence community is conducted at INR…And I will tell you that the polling capability at INR is the best I've ever seen." – Ellen McCarthy 

    Resources
    *SpyCasts*

    “State Department Intelligence: Inside the INR” – INR Leadership (2020)
    Beginner Resources


    Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Wikipedia [webpage]


    Learn About the Smallest Organization in the IC, YouTube (n.d.) [1:45 minute]


    Geographer of the United States, YouTube, (2011) [13:24 minute]

    Books

    “Intelligence Informs Policymaking at DoS: INR,” T. King in T. Juneau, ed. Strategic Analysis in Support of Policymaking, R&L (2017), pp. 95-110.


    Reducing Uncertainty: Intelligence Analysis & National Security, T. Fingar, SUP (2011)


    INR, Intelligence & Research at State, U.S. DoS (1973)

    Article

    The U.S. Intelligence Community Needs a ‘Wild Bill’ Moment, E. McCarthy & M. Scott, Cipher Brief (2021)
    Video


    SPYCHAT: Ellen McCarthy & Chris Costa, YouTube (2021)


    The New IC: Ellen McCarthy Keynote, YouTube (2019)


    FedMentor: NGA’s Ellen McCarthy, YouTube (2014)

    Primary Sources


    INR: 2025 Strategic Plan (2022)


    Oral History with Teresita Schaeffer (1998)


    Oral History with Thomas F. Conlon (1992)


    Oral History with Frank Burnet, (1990)


    Oral History with Daniel Zachary (1989)

    *Wildcard Resource*

    The Ralph J. Bunche Library

    State Dept. Library named after OSS intelligence analyst, diplomat & Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Bunche

    • 54 min
    SPY CHIEFS: Director-General of Security Mike Burgess - ASIO, Australia & America

    SPY CHIEFS: Director-General of Security Mike Burgess - ASIO, Australia & America

     Summary
    Mike Burgess (Website; Twitter) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss his agency and the enduring strength of Australia’s alliances. ASIO is the second intelligence agency he has directed.

    What You’ll Learn
    Intelligence

    The Australian idea of “mateship” in the intelligence context

    The Australian intelligence landscape 

    The United States as its most important strategic alliance

    The enduring value and historical uniqueness of the FIVE EYES alliance

    Reflections

    How Man. Utd. might help us understand leadership

    The frustrations of watching spy fiction on TV as a practitioner 

    And much, much more…

    Episode Notes
    The top job: what is it like? what are the joys and pains of leadership? This is not like leading a business, though, or a soccer team, this is protecting the country and its citizens from terrorism, espionage, sabotage, and external interference. Such is the charge of the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO).
    To address these questions, Andrew sat down with Mike Burgess, who was formerly the Director-General of the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), comparable to GCHQ and the NSA – an agency would serve in for over 20 years. They also discussed the Australian intelligence landscape and its most important alliances, such as the U.S. and FIVE EYES and some of its important regional relationships. 
    And…
    Mike and Andrew hit it off, especially when discussing Alex Ferguson and how soccer can help us understand management and leadership. Ferguson won more titles in soccer than any other manager, at 49, and he is generally considered the GOAT or a strong contender. Of course, trophies are extremely important, but they do not capture everything. If you are looking for an example of transformational change of an entire organization and its subsequent culture, HBS could do a lot worse than draft a case study on the legendary leadership of Liverpool F.C. by Bill Shankly. He made people believe.

    Quote of the Week
    Talking about FIVE EYES, that's one of those foundational partnerships in our relationships…It's unique because…it was born through WWII. It's an interesting phenomenon because it started its life as a signals intelligence relationship…at its core, it's an intelligence relationship that really has made a difference to each of those five nations’ respective national security…And we do trust each other, and we share our most intimate secrets.

    Resources
    *SpyCasts*


    “Keeping Secrets/Disclosing Secrets” – with Spy Chief turned DG of Australia’s National Archives David Fricker (2022)


    “Desperately, Madly in Love” – Brett Peppler and the Australian IC (2021)

    Beginner Resources


    Australian Intelligence Community, Wikipedia [webpage]


    Australian Security and Intelligence Organization (ASIO) [Website]


    Why I Spy, M. Burgess, YouTube (n.d.) [60 second video]


    Intelligence Professionals FAQ, ASIO, YouTube (n.d.) [2:32 minute video]

    Virtual Exhibition

    Spy: Espionage in Australia (NAA)
    Books


    Spies & Sparrows: ASIO & the Cold War, P. Deery (2022)


    Between Five Eyes, A. Wells (2020)


    Intelligence & the Function of Government, D. Baldino & E. Crawley (2018)


    The Official History of ASIO – 3 Volumes, D. Horner, J. Blaxland, R. Crawley (2014/2015/2016)

    Report

    Intelligence Oversight: A Comparison of the FIVE EYES Nations, C. Baker et.al., Parliament of Australia (2017) 
    Primary Sources


    Director-General’s Annual Threat Assessment (2022)


    Foreign Espionage: An Australian Perspective, ASIS DG (2022)


    ASIO Internal Message on Vietnam War (1970)


    Surveillance of the Aarons, Communist Party Australia (1966) 


    Counterespionage Film, ASIO (1963)


    Citizenship for former Soviet Spies, Petrovs (1956)

    *Wildcard Resource*


    Sydney vs. Melbourne: The Real Canberra Story

    If you’ve ever wondered why Canberra is the capital…

    • 1 hr 2 min
    “My Life Looking at Spies & the Media” – with Paul Lashmar

    “My Life Looking at Spies & the Media” – with Paul Lashmar

    Summary
    Paul Lashmar (Twitter, Website) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss investigative journalism and intelligence. He is a former UK Reporter of the Year. 

    What You’ll Learn
    Intelligence

    The similarities and differences between spooks and journalists 

    The role Watergate played for his generation of journalists 

    Intelligence overseers as “Ostriches,” “Cheerleaders,” “Lemon-suckers,” or “Guardians”

    Bellingcat, Spycatcher and the “Zinoviev Letter”

    Reflections

    The long shadow of the Second World War

    Investigative journalism in democratic societies

    And much, much more…

    Episode Notes
    “Cardiac stimulating experiences,” is how this week’s guest describes meeting sources in smoky IRA pubs in Belfast all on his lonesome. But he also met sources in the oak-paneled clubs of Whitehall and in many other places around the world. So, what has our guest distilled from his long career examining intelligence agencies? What are the types of relationships spooks and journalists have had with one another? What are the similarities and differences between both tribes?
    To answer these questions and more, Andrew sat down with investigative reporter and current Head of the Dept. of Journalism at City, University of London, Paul Lashmar. Paul has worked across the media landscape, as a producer for the BBC, as a broadcast journalist with British current affairs television program World in Action, and as an investigative journalist for the Observer newspaper. He won Reporter of the Year in the 1986 UK Press Awards. He is the author of Spy Flights of the Cold War, Britain’s Secret Propaganda War, and most recently Spies, Spin and the Fourth Estate. 
    And…
    World in Action was a legendary investigative TV program in the U.K. It’s programming led to the resignation of a Home Secretary, one of the Great Offices of State in the UK; the release of the Birmingham Six, who were wrongfully convicted of planting IRA bombs; and the exposure of Combat-18, a violent neo-Nazi movement. It would also publish the original story of the Spycatcher allegations that the head of MI5 was a Soviet mole and that there had been a joint MI5-MI6 plot to overthrow Labor Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Paul co-wrote that 1984 episode. For all these reasons and more, it was rarely out of the courts. The last series was broadcast in 1998. 

    Quote of the Week
    "They would meet you in an up-market club in the center of London…it's leather Chesterfields, gentleman walking around getting your gin and tonic. It was all of that, in those days it was all informal…there are now in most newspapers, somebody who is usually appointed by the editor who maintains those connections… it's a sensible arrangement." – Paul Lashmar

    Resources
    Headline Resource

    Spies, Spin and the Fourth Estate, P. Lashmar (EUP, 2021)
    *SpyCasts*


    The Women of NatSec Journalism – 6 Leading Journalists (2017)

    Covering Intelligence (2015)

    Part 1: with Mark Mazzetti

    Part 2 – with Ali Watkins

    Part 3 – with Greg Miller

    Books


    Zinoviev Letter, G. Bennett (OUP, 2020)


    Spies and the Media in Britain, R. Norton-Taylor (IBT, 2018)


    Spinning Intelligence, R. Dover and M. Goodman (CUP, 2009)


    Spycatcher, P. Wright (Viking, 1987)

    Beginner Articles


    UK Officials Still Blocking SpyCatcher Files, Guardian (2021)


    The Zinoviev Letter, FT (2018)


    When Spy Agencies Didn’t Exist, BBC (2014)

    Articles


    Why Good Investigative Journalism Matters (2022)


    Obituary: Peter Wright, Independent (1995)

    Documentary

    “World in Action,” YouTube (n.d.)
    Primary Sources


    The Spy Who Never Was [World In Action] (1984)


    Moscow Orders to Our Reds [Daily Mail Accusation] (1924)


    Zinoviev Denies Writing Letter (1924)


    Zinoviev Narrative of Facts [TUC & Labour Party] (1924)

    *Wildcard Resource*

    How Bellingcat is Using TikTok to Investigate the War in Ukraine


    Investigative journalism, Bellingcat style!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    “Amazon to Darien, Atlantic to Pacific” – Intelligence in Colombia with former Head of its Navy Admiral Hernando Wills

    “Amazon to Darien, Atlantic to Pacific” – Intelligence in Colombia with former Head of its Navy Admiral Hernando Wills

    Summary
    Admiral Hernando Wills Velez (Twitter) joins Andrew (Twitter; LinkedIn) to discuss intelligence in Colombia. He is the former professional head of the Colombian Navy.

    What You’ll Learn
    Intelligence

    What it is like to be the head of an entire Navy

    Intelligence from the point of view of a senior military officer

    The unique set of challenges Colombia faces – insurgents, terrorists, paramilitaries, drug-cartels, etc.

    The role intelligence played in the daring Operation Jacque 

    Reflections

    The blessings and curses of geography 

    Capacity building in organizations

    And much, much more…

    Episode Notes
    To hear more about his remarkable career as former professional head of the Colombian Navy, and to discuss Colombia and intelligence, Andrew sat down with Admiral Hernando Wills Vélez. 
    Colombia and its navy must reckon with a unique combination of challenges – including Marxist insurgents, right-wing paramilitaries, drug cartels, crime syndicates, and a vast and diverse territory. To sum up, it is a remarkably fascinating case-study for the role intelligence might play.
    Admiral Wills was also the commander of the Pacific Fleet, head of the Colombian Coast Guard, and a former aide de camp to the President of Colombia. His father was a career military officer who served in the Korean War with the Colombian Navy. He is an NDU graduate.
    And…
    “Operation Jacque.” 
    This episode coincides with a pop-up exhibit at our museum on a 2008 Colombian intelligence-led operation to rescue 15 hostages held for many years by the FARC, a Marxist guerilla group who were involved in drug trafficking, extortion, and terrorism. 3 Americans and 12 Colombians were rescued, including a candidate for the Colombian presidency. Bottom line: all the hostages were freed from deep within the rainforest without a single shot being fired. Intelligence baby, intelligence. 

    Quote of the Week
    "Time goes so fast. I joined the Navy when I was 15 years old, very young. I finished high school. in the Naval academy. And then you start your regular business as a young lieutenant in ships and destroyers and positions on land. And all of a sudden, you see yourself as an admiral. I mean, it's a crazy thing…[then] I had the privilege to be selected by the president to lead the Columbia Navy." – former Head of Columbia's Navy Admiral Hernando Wills.

    Resources
    Headline Resource

    “Operation Jacque,” International Spy Museum, Spring-Summer 2022
    Books


    Colombia: A Concise Contemporary History, M. Larosa & G. Mejía (R&L, 2017)


    Out of Captivity: Surviving 1967 Days in the Colombian Jungle, M. Gonsalves, et al. (W. Morrow, 2009)

    Beginner Articles


    Colombia Profile – Timeline, BBC (2018)


    Colombia – CIA World Factbook, CIA (2022)


    Colombia Marks One Year Anniversary of Jaque, Reuters (2009)


    Colombia – Navy, Global Security (n.d.)

    Articles


    Anchoring the Caribbean: The Colombian Navy, W. Mills, Stable Seas (2021)


    Colombia & Operation Jacque, L. Collins, Modern War Institute (2021)


    Plan Colombia and the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, K. Higgins, Taylor Francis (2021)


    Plan Colombia: Effectiveness & Costs, D. Mejía, Brookings (2016)


    Globalization & FARC, J. Forero, USAWC (2013)


    FARC: A Portrait of Insurgent Intelligence, J. Gentry & D. Spencer, INS (2010)

    Videos

    FARC Hostage Rescue Video – Operation Jacque, CBS (2008)
    Primary Sources


    Revocation of Terrorist Designation for FARC, A. Blinken, State (2021)


    Plan Colombia – Staff Trip Report, Senate Foreign Relations Committee (2005)


    Plan Colombia, U.S. Role – Hearing, House Subcommittee on the W. Hemisphere (2000)


    NSC 1 – Carter Panama Canal Directive (1977)


    Letter to U.S. Senators From Carter – Panama Canal (1977)

    *Wildcard Resource*

    One Hundred years of Solitude (novel), Embrace of the Serpent (movie), or Adventures of an Orchid Hunter (travel memoir) – take your pick!

    • 1 hr 8 min

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