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This book is the result of research, teaching, and consultation work over the past decade. It would not have been possible without the support of my colleagues in the NOHA programme of the University of Groningen. I particularly wish to thank Maike Bennema for her insights and comments and my MA student Tamara van der Heijden for allowing me to use her...
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Humanitarian action is necessary to alleviate suffering, but it is also risky. It has the best chance of success when humanitarians are well prepared before entering the field. Given the mounting threats to humanitarian actors posed by criminals, militants, extremists, diseases, and other natural causes, while the demands for professionalization of aid are further increasing, there is likely to be...
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Chapter 1 - What Is Humanitarian Intelligence?
Humanitarian action has a great need for good analysis in order to improve humanitarian projects and interventions. However, resistance to learn from the rich experience and skills that traditional intelligence analysis has to offer stems in most part from a belief embedded in the culture of humanitarian action that all that is associated with intelligence agencies is negative. The fact that...
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Chapter 3 - Information Collection, Reliability, and Probability
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Operational planning tools complement the analytical tools discussed in the previous chapters. These tools are meant to incorporate the intelligence generated in the analysis stage into project hypothesis underlying the humanitarian operation. Operational planning tools presuppose that the humanitarian analyst has already conducted his or her research, as well as collected and analyzed the data to...
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This book introduced the concept of humanitarian intelligence and applicable tools to assess humanitarian disasters. By that we have built the bridge from traditional intelligence to humanitarian intelligence and from the intelligence cycle and project management cycle to the humanitarian intelligence cycle (see Figure C.1).
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Andrej Zwitter is NGIZ Chair of International Relations and Ethics at the Faculty of Law, the University of Groningen. In this function he heads the Political Sciences Department and the research group Research in Ethics and Globalisation (GSG-REG). Prof. Zwitter is also a senior research fellow at Liverpool Hope University.
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In this post–September 11, 2001, era there has been rapid growth in the number of professional intelligence training and educational programs across the United States and abroad. Colleges and universities, as well as high schools, are developing programs and courses in homeland security, intelligence analysis, and law enforcement, in support of national security.
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