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The Ancient Craft of Intelligence: Can Australia Protect Itself?

Published 17 Mar 2014

On Monday 17th March, 2014, Warren Reed presented the topic ‘The Ancient Craft of Intelligence: Can Australia Protect Itself?” to a packed AIIA Tasmania audience. Warren drew from his vast experience to deliver a candid and thought provoking discussion of Australia’s intelligence services and its challenges.

Warren Reed is an advisor to business and a public commentator on global economic issues and intelligence matters. He graduated in political science and business administration at the University of Tasmania in 1972 and later undertook research at the University of Tokyo’s law faculty. After a period with the Australian Market Research Advisory Service in Tokyo he was recruited into the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, where he served for ten years, with postings in Tokyo, Cairo and New Delhi. After resigning from ASIS he embarked on a new career in business consulting, and was for three years chief operating officer of CEDA.

Warren Reed has commentated on Australian, British and Japanese radio and TV and has written or co-authored several books, including two spy novels, the most recent of which, Hidden Scorpion, was published in 2013.