In the modern era, there is great convergence in the technologies used by friendly nations and by hostile ones. Signals intelligence agencies find themselves penetrating the technologies that they also at times must protect. To ease this tension, the United States and its partners have relied on an approach sometimes called Nobody But Us, or NOBUS: target communications mechanisms using unique methods accessible only to the United States. This paper examines how the NOBUS approach works, its limits, and the challenging matter of what comes next.
A seminar with Nisreen Haj-Ahmad, Research Fellow at Harvard's Ash Center and Co-founder of Ahel and Mujtama3i and Marshall Ganz, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School and MEI Faculty Affiliate, on community organizing campaigns in the Middle East.
Co-sponsored by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.