Siegfried Beer features during one of BBC Radio 4’s most recent ‘Document’ broadcasts concerning Eric Roberts, a maligned field agent for Great Britain’s Domestic Security Service, MI-5 from the 1920’s until the Cold War who was
stationed in Vienna during 1947/48.
An exposé can be read here.
The radio program can be heard here (Beer’s contribution begins at 12:50).
Since 2002 the renowned Centre for Intelligence and International Security Studies based in the Department of International Politics at the University of Aberystwyth in Wales holds a biannual conference under yearly topics. In 2015, at the 7th proceeding, the focus lay on “Intelligence, Public Confidence and Security”. This year ACIPSS was represented for the first time at the gathering in the picturesque Gregynog, a conference centre of the University of Wales, by MMag. Paul Schliefsteiner. The JIPSS Review Editor spoke about public perception and debate on intelligence in the age of Snowden and the reign of the “Islamic State”, a topic that was met with a great interest by the audience. A publication of an article, based on the presentation is planned by the organizers. You can read a report on the conference in the upcoming JIPSS 2/2015.
Conference Report (Eng) 21 ACIPSS Working Conference Report
From left to right: Josef Lausegger, Duncan Bare, Jeremy Stöhs, Martin Moll, Siegfried Beer
On the 10th of June, 2015, two days before our 21. conference, ACIPSS was featured during an exposé of the Salzburger Nachtstudio on the radio sender Ö1. Numerous ACIPSS functionaries were interviewed, including Siegfried Beer, Duncan Bare, Jeremy Stöhs and Oliver Plauder, as well as international experts such as Wolfgang Krieger.
Further information (German) can be found at http://oe1.orf.at/programm/406517
You can listen to the program here. (58:45)
ACIPSS Office Director Duncan Bare (Left in Picture) and Treasurer Jeremy Stöhs (Right, seated in Picture) presented their research in Zagreb at the annual meeting of the International Intelligence History Association (http://intelligence-history.org/). Jeremy Stöhs discussed the capabilities of European navies with regards to intelligence gathering in the 21st Century, while Duncan Bare orated on the importance of Hungarians to the Counterintelligence efforts of Jim Angleton and the X-2 Balkans desk of Francis Kalnay and Stephen Streeter in Rome from 1945-1946. Both presentations were received enthusiastically and sparked lively discussions and debates from among senior intelligence historians, experts and guests.
For further reading on the topic, please see the two master theses of the participants, available, on request, via firstname.lastname@example.org . Additionally, see the upcoming JIPSS article from Duncan Bare “Angleton’s Hungarians. A Case study of Central European Counterintelligence in Rome 1945/46” as well as the conference report, to be published in the newest issue of JIPSS, co-authored by Bare and Stöhs.