23 January 2019

Mirko Noordegraaf in NRC on counterespionage

NRC published an article about the role and position of Dutch intelligence services and interviewed former Minister Joris Voorhoeve and Mirko Noordegraaf, Professor of Public Management in Utrecht, to give their view the relationship between terrorism, intelligence services, politics and society.

According to Noordegraaf, the intelligence services in recent years have learned an important lesson: communication must improve. In the past, the AIVD was a rather introverted club. "That also fits in with this type of service," said Noordegraaf. "If you tell too much, you can also create unnecessary anxiety and fear. But if you are too invisible, people may get the impression that you are less important and therefore also need fewer resources. "

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If you tell too much, you can create unnecessary anxiety and fear. But if you are too invisible, people may get the impression that you are less important and therefore also need fewer resources.