Wilhelm Agrell

Agrell, Wilhelm. "Intelligence in an Age of Transition -- The Case of Sweden." National Security and the Future 1, no. 2 (2000): 15-24.


Agrell, Wilhelm. "The Next 100 Years? Reflections on the Future of Intelligence." Intelligence and National Security 27, no. 1 (Feb. 2012): 118-132.

From abstract: The author identifies "six fundamental processes" of change: "the decreasing hegemony of national intelligence, the rise of new fields of knowledge..., the diminishing relative importance of exclusive sources and methods, the rise of new actors producing and providing intelligence, the loss of an intellectual monopoly in a competitive knowledge environment and finally an increasing demand for reliable assessments and verification in a fragmented world of information."


Agrell, Wilhelm. "Sweden and the Dilemmas of Neutral Intelligence Liaison." Journal of Strategic Studies 29, no. 4 ( 2006): 633-651.

From abstract: Despite a declared policy of non-alignment during the Cold War, Sweden "established security links with a number of Western powers, first of all Britain and the US.... Intelligence liaison was of crucial importance for the security of non-aligned Sweden, but also significant for the major Western powers in filling gaps in intelligence collection.... However, intelligence liaison contained policy dilemmas, some of a more general nature, some specific for a country with an overt policy of non-alignment."

[Liaison; OtherCountries/Sweden]

Agrell, Wilhelm. "When Everything Is Intelligence - Nothing Is Intelligence." Occasional Papers 1, no. 4. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, The Sherman Kent Center for Intelligence Analysis, Oct. 2002. [https://www.cia.gov/library/kent-center-occasional-papers/vol1no4.htm]

"[T]he rapid development of the concept and profession of intelligence analysis ... is facing serious problems and hazards. One of my concerns is the far too broad application of the concept of intelligence.... [I]ntelligence has become regarded as a key element not only in business but virtually in all fields of public and private affairs.... The problem is ... in the application of intelligence analysis in fields where its specific virtues are not adequate, not actually needed, or even might become counter-productive."


Agrell, Wilhelm, and Bo Huldt, eds. Clio Goes Spying: Eight Essays on the History of Intelligence. Lund, Sweden: Scandinavian University Books, 1983.


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