Learning Intelligence: The Exchange of Secret Service Knowledge between Germany and the Arab Middle East 1960 - 2010
The research group Learning Intelligence investigates and analyses the exchange of secret service knowledge between German and Arab intelligence agencies between 1960 and 2010. The group carries out the project titled “Learning Intelligence: The Exchange of Secret Service Knowledge between Germany and the Arab Middle East”, which is funded by a Freigeist Fellowship Grant from the Volkswagen Foundation.
Ali Dogan's article about Saudi Arabia's NEOM Diplomacy is out!
What makes Neom unique compared to other megaprojects is its role as a soft power tool in Saudi foreign policy. Neom expands Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy opportunities. Read more here!
Noura Chalati's new article on COVID-19 and illness metaphors in Syria is out!
Want to know about how germs, the Syrian revolution, Asma al-Assad's cancer, the Syrian army and COVID-19 relate to each other? Then read "Illness as Metaphor and Reality in Syria"!
Book a Scientist on March 18, 2021 - with Noura Chalati!
Wie arbeiteten Geheimdienste zur Zeit des Kalten Krieges? Und warum kooperierten sie eigentlich? / How did intelligence agencies work during the Cold War? And why did they cooperate?
2021, Dogan, Ali. "Saudi Arabia's Neom Diplomacy", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
2021, Hoffmann, Sophia. "The possibilities and limits of ethnography: two examples from Syria and Jordan". In: Schlichte, Klaus and Biecker, Sarah, eds.,The Political Anthropology of Internationalized Politics. New York: Rowman and Littlefield.
2020, Chalati, Noura. "Illness as Metaphor and Reality in Syria", Middle East Report 297 (Winter 2020).
2020, Hoffmann, Sophia. "Arab students and the Stasi: Agents and objects of intelligence", Security Dialogue.
2019, Hoffmann, Sophia. "Why is there no IR scholarship on intelligence? Some ideas for a new approach", ZMO Working Papers Nr 23, Berlin: ZMO.