"The most powerful driver of both the international system and of intelligence's role is not new, and its effects will play out only gradually. But its direction is a momentous change. It is the transition from the world of the 'territorial state' to that of the 'market state.' The nation-state as we have known it is not about to go away. But its role will change dramatically from decider and doer to prodder, facilitator, and coalition-builder. The change in the role of the private sectors-from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), which, notice, are still defined and labeled by what they aren't, to corporations that are more and more non-national-will be even more dramatic. For intelligence, the change runs to how it does it work and ultimately, for who it works."
Center for the Study of Intelligence: https://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/index.html
Studies in Intelligence (Winter/Spring 2001), no.10, p.69-76