Crisis management in colonial states: Intelligence and counter-insurgency in Morocco and Syria after the First World War

  title={Crisis management in colonial states: Intelligence and counter-insurgency in Morocco and Syria after the First World War},
  author={Martin C. Thomas},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  pages={697 - 716}
  • Martin C. Thomas
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Sociology
  • Intelligence and National Security
This article addresses fundamental questions about power in colonial states by analysing the role and performance of intelligence agencies in response to internal rebellion. What was the relationship between intelligence agencies and the coercive instruments of imperial power? How far did intelligence-gathering help to maintain state authority? And what role did intelligence agencies play as architects of colonial state formation? These questions are discussed here with reference to two French… 
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