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.
Podcast Episode on "Branch 251" with Noura Chalati!
Listen in to the podcast episode on "Branch 251" in which Noura Chalati speaks about the Syrian Mukhabarat's historic ties with Nazi officers and East German Stasi's involvement in training Syrian intelligence officers.
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!
2021, Hoffmann, Sophia. "Circulation, not Cooperation: Towards a new understanding of intelligence agencies as transnationally constituted knowledge providers", Intelligence and National Security, online first 1st Juli 2021.
2021 Dogan, Ali. "Saudi Arabia's Neom Diplomacy", Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 3rd March 2021.
2020 Chalati, Noura. "Illness as Metaphor and Reality in Syria", Middle East Report 297 (Winter 2020).
2020 Hoffmann, Sophia. "The possibilities and limits of ethnography: two examples from Syria and Jordan". In: Schlichte, K. and Biecker, S., eds.,The Political Anthropology of Internationalized Politics. ML: Rowman and Littlefield.
2020 Hoffmann, Sophia "Humanitarian Corridor"; "Sovereignty"; "Impartiality"; "International Cooperation". In: De Lauri, A., ed., Humanitarianism: Keywords. Leiden: Brill.
2020, Hoffmann, Sophia. "Arab students and the Stasi: Agents and objects of intelligence", Security Dialogue, Online First, 31st March 2020.
2019, Hoffmann, Sophia. "Why is there no IR scholarship on intelligence? Some ideas for a new approach", ZMO Working Papers Nr 23, Berlin: ZMO.