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Intelligence services in changing nation

  • AM Hendropriyono
    AM Hendropriyono


Jakarta | Tue, November 6, 2018 | 11:07 am
Intelligence services in changing nation Upbeat -- Comr. Gen. Budi Gunawan attends a screening test over his nomination to be the State Intelligence Agency's (BIN) new chief at the House of Representatives on Sept. 7. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

PREMIUM Intelligence agencies are a reflection of the society within which they operate. During the Cold War, a litmus test could differentiate between dictatorships and democracies: in dictatorships, one intelligence agency covered domestic and foreign operations; in a democracy, they were split between separate agencies. 

So democracies like the United Kingdom had MI-5 for internal d...

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