Operationalising Human Security in the Contemporary Operating Environment

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Anning, S., Fenton, T., Muraszkiewicz, J., & Watson, H. (2022). Operationalising Human Security in the Contemporary Operating Environment: Proposing Population Intelligence (POPINT). The Journal of Intelligence, Conflict, and Warfare, 4(3), 30–61. https://doi.org/10.21810/jicw.v4i3.3802


Drawing upon primary research funded by the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), this article is about using data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) for operationalising human security in the contemporary operating environment. The idea of human security has gained much traction in the international community since its introduction in a 1994 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report and has more recently become a military concern. Yet, the core tenets of this idea remain contested, and the military role in support of human security remains an open question. Nonetheless, the concurrent increase in Open Data and AI does give rise to new opportunities to understand the various human security concerns. In response, DASA funded Projects SOLEBAY and HAMOC to research these concerns and the possibilities of data analytics for human security. Drawing on the research findings, we propose the idea of Population Intelligence (POPINT) as a new intelligence discipline to operationalise human security.

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Copyright (c) 2022 Stephen Anning, Toby Fenton, Julia Muraszkiewicz, Hayley Watson


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