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Studies in Intelligence


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The growing interest in intelligence activities and the opening of hitherto closed archives since the end of the Cold War has stimulated this series of scholarly monographs, wartime memoirs and edited collections. With contributions from leading academics and prominent members of the intelligence community, this series has quickly become the leading forum for the academic study of intelligence.

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Intelligence Oversight in the Twenty-First Century: Accountability in a Changing World

Intelligence Oversight in the Twenty-First Century: Accountability in a Changing World

Forthcoming

Ian Leigh, Njord Wegge
May 31, 2018

This book discusses how the new climate of international relations and the Snowden disclosures are affecting security and intelligence agencies and their oversight. While the Cold War period represented a situation with stable threat scenarios, the period since the breakdown of the...

Intelligence Elites and Public Accountability: Relationships of Influence with Civil Society

Intelligence Elites and Public Accountability: Relationships of Influence with Civil Society

Forthcoming

Vian Bakir
April 16, 2018

This book provides a definitive overview of the relationships of influence between civil society and intelligence elites. The secrecy surrounding intelligence means that publication of intelligence is highly restricted, barring occasional whistle-blowing and sanitised official leaks. These...

Understanding Intelligence Failure: Warning, Response and Deterrence

Understanding Intelligence Failure: Warning, Response and Deterrence

James J. Wirtz
November 09, 2016

This collection, comprising key works by James J. Wirtz, explains how different threat perceptions can lead to strategic surprise attack, intelligence failure and the failure of deterrence. This volume adopts a strategist’s view of the issue of surprise and intelligence failure by placing these...

The CIA and the Congress for Cultural Freedom in the Early Cold War: The Limits of Making Common Cause

The CIA and the Congress for Cultural Freedom in the Early Cold War: The Limits of Making Common Cause

Sarah Miller Harris
August 02, 2016

This book questions the conventional wisdom about one of the most controversial episodes in the Cold War, and tells the story of the CIA's backing of the Congress for Cultural Freedom. For nearly two decades during the early Cold War, the CIA secretly sponsored some of the world’s most feted...

Intelligence Governance and Democratisation: A Comparative Analysis of the Limits of Reform

Intelligence Governance and Democratisation: A Comparative Analysis of the Limits of Reform

Peter Gill
April 21, 2016

This book analyses changes in intelligence governance and offers a comparative analysis of intelligence democratisation. Within the field of Security Sector Reform (SSR), academics have paid significant attention to both the police and military. The democratisation of intelligence structures that...

Ethics and the Future of Spying: Technology, National Security and Intelligence Collection

Ethics and the Future of Spying: Technology, National Security and Intelligence Collection

Jai Galliott, Warren Reed
January 21, 2016

This volume examines the ethical issues generated by recent developments in intelligence collection and offers a comprehensive analysis of the key legal, moral and social questions thereby raised. Intelligence officers, whether gatherers, analysts or some combination thereof, are operating in a sea...

The Ethics of Intelligence: A new framework

The Ethics of Intelligence: A new framework

Ross W. Bellaby
January 21, 2016

This book starts from the proposition that the field of intelligence lacks any systematic ethical review, and then develops a framework based on the notion of harm and the establishment of Just Intelligence Principles. As the professional practice of intelligence collection adapts to the changing...

An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis: A 50-year retrospective

An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis: A 50-year retrospective

David Gioe, Len Scott, Christopher Andrew
September 18, 2015

This edited volume addresses the main lessons and legacies of the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis from a global perspective. Despite the discoveries of recent research, there is still much more to be revealed about the handling of nuclear weapons before and during the Cuban Missile Crisis (CMC)....

Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War: The NATO information service

Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War: The NATO information service

Linda Risso
August 21, 2015

This book offers the first account of the foundation, organisation and activities of the NATO Information Service (NATIS) during the Cold War. During the Cold War, NATIS was pivotal in bringing national delegations together to discuss their security, information and intelligence concerns and, when...

The Future of Intelligence: Challenges in the 21st century

The Future of Intelligence: Challenges in the 21st century

Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Ben de Jong, Joop van Reijn
July 23, 2015

This volume discusses the challenges the future holds for different aspects of the intelligence process and for organisations working in the field. The main focus of Western intelligence services is no longer on the intentions and capabilities of the Soviet Union and its allies. Instead, at...

Understanding the Intelligence Cycle

Understanding the Intelligence Cycle

Mark Phythian
April 27, 2015

This book critically analyses the concept of the intelligence cycle, highlighting the nature and extent of its limitations and proposing alternative ways of conceptualising the intelligence process. The concept of the intelligence cycle has been central to the study of intelligence. As...

The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War: Calling the Tune?

The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War: Calling the Tune?

Hugh Wilford
September 12, 2014

Shortly after it was founded in 1947, the CIA launched a secret effort to win the Cold War allegiance of the British left. Hugh Wilford traces the story of this campaign from its origins in Washington DC to its impact on Labour Party politicians, trade unionists, and Bloomsbury intellectuals...

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