Witness to change

NISA 25th anniversary conference 1991 - 2016 Intelligence Analysis in a Changing Environment Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October 2016 in The Hague

On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October 2016 the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA)celebrated its 25th anniversary with an inspiring two-days conference. Main theme was the strongly changed environment of the intelligence analyst during these past 25 years.

How the Dutch intelligence service (BVD) prevented the hijacking of a train by Syrian terrorist in 1975

Kees Jan Dellebeke

In 1975 four Syrians intended to hijack an international train with Russian Jews in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, but following a tip-off by the Binnenlandse Veiligheidsdienst (BVD Dutch Security Service) they were arrested by the Amsterdam police on 5 September of that year.


Bob de Graaff about intelligence services and the power of the individual

Prof. dr. Dr Bob de Graaff (History of international relations) indicates in a TEDTalk that intelligence services are not supreme as we often think. Citizens also have a lot of knowledge and resources at their disposal to gather and exchange information. But this individual power does have political consequences. He sketches some scenarios for the future in this TEDTalk.