Paul R Pillar


core faculty member of Security Studies Program


Center for Security Studies (CSS)
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  • “The Amiri case seems to be a story out of the wilderness of mirrors department – in which intelligence agencies and the services and governments against which they operate are constantly in uncertainty about just where the loyalties of the people they're dealing with ultimately lie.”

    Paul Pillar, professor of security studies, on the pros and cons of dealing in human intelligence as seen with the defection of Iranian Shahram Amiri.

    Covert War With Iran: A 'Wilderness Of Mirrors' May 10, 2011, NPR