Intelligence Reform in Albania



In the post cold period intelligence reform has been driven by the democratisation of intelligence and the introduction of norms and values that stand for the respect of fundamental human rights and civil liberties and the need for effective and timely intelligence to counter the new emerging threats. This paper analyses the intelligence reform in Albania by examining (1) the reform of the intelligence apparatus (2) the relations between the intelligence services and the executive branch; (3) and the legislative oversight of intelligence services. The paper argues that intelligence reform in Albania been driven by the need to adapt to international trends in intelligence reform and the domestic party politics and institutional rivalries.

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