Walker '62 Quoted in Newsweek
June 13, 2011
“When you are totally dependent on local intelligence organizations, you tend to protect them,” said Ned Walker, the Christian A. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Global Political Theory and former ambassador to Egypt and Israel. Walker was quoted in a June 12 Newsweek article titled “Intelligence Test” that also appeared on The Daily Beast website. The article detailed the challenges currently being experienced by U.S. intelligence networks due to the upheaval in the Middle East.
“We became far too over reliant on those networks,” said Walker, referring to the relationships with key figures in the military and intelligence apparatuses of countries across the Middle East that America has spent years building.