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Featuring Amy Zegart on March 23, 2022

“Today we face a critical juncture for American spy agencies, as big as 9/11 — only most people don’t know it,” says  Amy B. Zegart, one of the country’s leading experts on intelligence and a professor at Stanford University. “New dangers come from tech, not terrorists. Emerging technologies like AI and social media are weakening the strong and empowering the weak, fundamentally changing dynamics of international conflict. To be blunt: The U.S. is losing its intelligence advantage.”

Dr. Amy Zegart's Spies, Lies, and Algorithms: The History and Future of American Intelligence discusses the past, present, and future of American Intelligence, and outlines what's urgently needed to protect our nation today. She explores why intelligence analysis is so challenging, a discussion about turncoats and double agents. and many revealing "day in the life" stories from intelligence officials.

Amy B. Zegart is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of political science, past co-director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, a contributing writer at The Atlantic, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Foreign Affairs.

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