Newsletter Article, Belfer Center Newsletter
By Angelina Clarke, Former Research Assistant, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
The conventional wisdom has been that intelligence gathering and analysis should be totally separate. However, two of the brightest minds in foreign policy argued during a recent brainstorming session at the Belfer Center that this separation is not necessarily wise. Ernest May, Belfer Center Board member and Harvard history professor who served as senior adviser to the 9/11 Commission, and Philip Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission and former counselor to the U.S. Secretary of State, tried to convince their colleagues that to be effective, intelligence analysts must work closely with policymakers.