Podcast Episode 14: Intelligence studies and the future of Pine Gap, with David Schaefer

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The joint Australia/USA communications facility at Pine Gap near Alice Springs in Central Australia – Wikicommons Photo

For this episode, David Schaefer returns to talk to Andrew about the academic field of intelligence studies. David also discusses a new article of his on the potential impact of new technology on intelligence cooperation in outer space and the future of Pine Gap, the joint US-Australian satellite facility. You can read his article here.

David Schaefer is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of War Studies in King’s College London. This episode was recorded in April 2018 and marks the second time David was been interviewed on Sub Rosa.

We begin by talking about David’s new research in London and the field of intelligence studies, and then we discuss his new article on optical communications technologies and whether they will make Pine Gap less valuable in future. At the very end David and Andrew (joined briefly by Katrina Zorzi) discuss a range of books that listeners might be interested in for more information on the topic.

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