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

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

1st Edition

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...

American Intelligence in War-time London: The Story of the OSS

American Intelligence in War-time London: The Story of the OSS

1st Edition

Nelson MacPherson
July 17, 2014

Based on OSS records only recently released to US National Archives, and on evidence from British archival sources, this is a thoroughly researched study of the Office of Strategic Services in London. The OSS was a critical liaison and operational outpost for American intelligence during World War...

Espionage and the Roots of the Cold War: The Conspiratorial Heritage

Espionage and the Roots of the Cold War: The Conspiratorial Heritage

1st Edition

David McKnight
July 17, 2014

From the 1930s to the 1950s a large number of left-wing men and women in the USA, Britain, Europe, Australia and Canada were recruited to the Soviet intelligence services. They were amateurs and the reason for their success is intriguing. Using Soviet archives, this work explores these successes....

Swedish Signal Intelligence 1900-1945

Swedish Signal Intelligence 1900-1945

1st Edition

Bengt Beckman, C.G. McKay
May 30, 2014

A history of Swedish interception of radio and telegraph messages during World Wars I and II providing a valuable background to Swedish military operations at this time. This should prove a valuable work for anyone interested in the intelligence systems at work during wartime....

Stasi: Shield and Sword of the Party

Stasi: Shield and Sword of the Party

1st Edition

John Christian Schmeidel
April 28, 2014

This book is a fascinating new examination of one of the most feared and efficient secret services the world has ever known, the Stasi. The East German Stasi was a jewel among the communist secret services, the most trusted by its Russian mother organization the KGB, and even more efficient....

Interrogation in War and Conflict: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Analysis

Interrogation in War and Conflict: A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Analysis

1st Edition

Christopher Andrew, Simona Tobia
April 22, 2014

This edited volume offers a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of interrogation and questioning in war and conflict in the twentieth century. Despite the current public interest and its military importance, interrogation and questioning in conflict is still a largely under-researched...

British Military Intelligence in the Palestine Campaign, 1914-1918

British Military Intelligence in the Palestine Campaign, 1914-1918

1st Edition

Yigal Sheffy
February 04, 2014

Shortly after the end of the First World War, General Sir George Macdonagh, wartime director of British Military Intelligence, revealed that Lord Allenby's victory in Palestine had never been in doubt because of the success of his intelligence service. Seventy-five years later this book explains...

Russia and the Cult of State Security: The Chekist Tradition, From Lenin to Putin

Russia and the Cult of State Security: The Chekist Tradition, From Lenin to Putin

1st Edition

Julie Fedor
March 22, 2013

This book explores the mythology woven around the Soviet secret police and the Russian cult of state security that has emerged from it. Tracing the history of this mythology from the Soviet period through to its revival in contemporary post-Soviet Russia, the volume argues that successive Russian...

Codebreaker in the Far East

Codebreaker in the Far East

1st Edition

Alan Stripp
December 15, 2012

This is the first book to describe British wartime success in breaking Japanese codes of dazzling variety and great complexity which contributed to the victory in Burma three months before Hiroshima. Written for the general reader, this first-hand account describes the difficulty of decoding one of...

Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice

Improving Intelligence Analysis: Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice

1st Edition

Stephen Marrin
December 15, 2012

This book on intelligence analysis written by intelligence expert Dr. Stephen Marrin argues that scholarship can play a valuable role in improving intelligence analysis.  Improving intelligence analysis requires bridging the gap between scholarship and practice. Compared to the more...

The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War: Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946

The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War: Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946

1st Edition

Neville Wylie
November 15, 2012

This fascinating new collection of essays on Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) explores the ‘non-military’ aspects of British special operations in the Second World War. It details how SOE was established in the summer of 1940 to ‘set Europe ablaze’, as Churchill memorably put it. This...

Mussolini's Propaganda Abroad: Subversion in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, 1935-1940

Mussolini's Propaganda Abroad: Subversion in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, 1935-1940

1st Edition

Manuela Williams
November 02, 2012

This is the first major study in English of Fascist Italy’s overseas propaganda. Using rare Italian and French captured documents, this is also the first investigation into the relationship between Mussolini’s regime and Arab nationalist movements This new account covers propaganda and subversive...

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