Episode 16: Covert Action, The Royals, Coups & Espionage with Rory Cormac


    Today I spoke with Rory Cormac, an international relations lecturer at the University of Nottingham. He specializes in UK covert action and has written six books on the matter. Including his latest “How To Stage A Coup and ten other lessons from the world of secret statecraft”.

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    We spoke about

    • Thoughts on the recent German coup attempt.
    • Do coups work?
    • The difference between UK & US intelligence culture.
    • Staying away from conspiratorial mindsets.
    • Foreign espionage in UK academia.
    • The royal family and their relationship to UK intelligence.
    • Intended consequences of covert action.
    • Learning from failures.

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    Ahmed Hassan
    Ahmed Hassan
    Ahmed is the CEO of Grey Dynamics. He has worked as a HUMINT specialist and focuses his writing and research on counterintelligence, Infosec, Covert Action and Space Operations. Ahmed also hosts our weekly Grey Dynamics Podcast.

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