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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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Exploring Intelligence Archives: Enquiries into the Secret State

Exploring Intelligence Archives: Enquiries into the Secret State

1st Edition

R. Gerald Hughes, Peter Jackson, Len Scott
March 19, 2008

This edited volume brings together many of the world’s leading scholars of intelligence with a number of former senior practitioners to facilitate a wide-ranging dialogue on the central challenges confronting students of intelligence. The book presents a series of documents, nearly all of which...

Twenty-First Century Intelligence

Twenty-First Century Intelligence

1st Edition

Wesley K. Wark
December 24, 2007

Twenty-First Century Intelligence collects the thinking of some of the foremost experts on the future of intelligence in our new century. The essays contained in this volume are set against the backdrop of the transforming events of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Intelligence plays a central...

Intelligence, Crises and Security: Prospects and Retrospects

Intelligence, Crises and Security: Prospects and Retrospects

1st Edition

Len Scott, R. Gerald Hughes
August 09, 2007

This collection of essays by leading experts seeks to explore what lessons for the exploitation and management of secret intelligence might be drawn from a variety of case studies ranging from the 1920s to the ‘War on Terror’. Long regarded as the ‘missing dimension’ of international history and...

Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome: Trust in the Gods But Verify

Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome: Trust in the Gods But Verify

1st Edition

Rose Mary Sheldon
July 10, 2007

Professor Sheldon uses the modern concept of the intelligence cycle to trace intelligence activities in Rome whether they were done by private citizens, the government, or the military. Examining a broad range of activities the book looks at the many  types of espionage tradecraft that...

Hitler's Last Chief of Foreign Intelligence: Allied Interrogations of Walter Schellenberg

Hitler's Last Chief of Foreign Intelligence: Allied Interrogations of Walter Schellenberg

1st Edition

Reinhard R. Doerries
May 31, 2007

When the curtains fell on the 'Thousand-Year Reich', in May 1945, SS-Brigadefuhrer Walter Schellenberg left for neutral Stockholm, only to be takn shortly thereafter to Frankfurt and London for interogating. The 'Final Report' on the Case of Walter Schellenberg is the revealing product of those...

Special Operations Executive: A New Instrument of War

Special Operations Executive: A New Instrument of War

1st Edition

Mark Seaman
December 01, 2005

This unique book presents an accurate and reliable assessment of the Special Operations Executive (SOE). It brings together leading authors to examine the organization from a range of key angles. This study shows how historians have built on the first international conference on the SOE at the...

Our Man in Yugoslavia: The Story of a Secret Service Operative

Our Man in Yugoslavia: The Story of a Secret Service Operative

1st Edition

Sebastian Ritchie
July 01, 2005

As a fully documented study of a Second World War Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) operative, Our Man in Yugoslavia is absolutely unique. Its subject is Owen Reed, an army officer recruited into SIS in the summer of 1943 and then parachuted in to German-occupied Croatia to work with Tito's...

Intelligence and Strategy: Selected Essays

Intelligence and Strategy: Selected Essays

1st Edition

John Ferris
June 23, 2005

John Ferris' work in strategic and intelligence history is widely praised for its originality and the breadth of its research. At last his major pioneering articles are now available in this one single volume. In Intelligence and Strategy these essential articles have been fundamentally...

Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War

Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War

1st Edition

Michael I. Handel
November 11, 2004

First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

MI6 and the Machinery of Spying: Structure and Process in Britain's Secret Intelligence

MI6 and the Machinery of Spying: Structure and Process in Britain's Secret Intelligence

1st Edition

Philip Davies
September 23, 2004

Philip H. J. Davies is one of a growing number of British academic scholars of intelligence, but the only academic to approach the subject in terms of political science rather than history. He wrote his PhD at the University of Reading on the topic 'Organisational Development of Britain's Secret...

Britain, America and Anti-Communist Propaganda 1945-53: The Information Research Department

Britain, America and Anti-Communist Propaganda 1945-53: The Information Research Department

1st Edition

Andrew Defty
July 29, 2004

In the Cold War battle for hearts and minds Britain was the first country to formulate a coordinated global response to communist propaganda. In January 1948, the British government launched a new propaganda policy designed to 'oppose the inroads of communism' by taking the offensive against it.' A...

Understanding Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: Journeys in Shadows

Understanding Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: Journeys in Shadows

1st Edition

Peter Jackson, L.V. Scott
July 08, 2004

Over the past few decades, international history and security  have been significantly influenced by greater understanding of the role of intelligence in national security and foreign policy-making. In Britain, much of the work has developed in the subdiscipline of international history with...

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