SUBSCRIBER + EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) gives some rather explicit clues as to how the country’s 18 intelligence agencies (including itself) will devote resources and talent over the next four years, as do the United States in the long term. , faces constant threats from China and, in the short term, focuses on Russia’s war in Ukraine and how it is redefining global alliances based either on democratic values or on some very different thing.
ODNIs National Intelligence Strategy 2023released earlier this month, describes an “increasingly complex and interconnected threat environment” with threats emanating not only from the usual suspects including China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, but highlights also the growing role of non-state actors and their ability to act. They affect national security outcomes, interestingly highlighting the ability of multinational corporations and transnational social movements to “create influence, compete for information, and obtain or deny political or security outcomes,” among other things. .
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