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Studies in Intelligence

About the Series

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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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

By Julie Fedor
February 08, 2017

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 ...

Intelligence Governance and Democratisation A comparative analysis of the limits of reform

Intelligence Governance and Democratisation: A comparative analysis of the limits of reform

1st Edition

By Peter Gill
February 02, 2017

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 ...

Understanding Intelligence Failure Warning, Response and Deterrence

Understanding Intelligence Failure: Warning, Response and Deterrence

1st Edition

By James J. Wirtz
November 10, 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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

Edited By Jai Galliott, Warren Reed
January 20, 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

1st Edition

By Ross W. Bellaby
January 20, 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

1st Edition

Edited By David Gioe, Len Scott, Christopher Andrew
September 16, 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). ...

The Future of Intelligence Challenges in the 21st century

The Future of Intelligence: Challenges in the 21st century

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Edited By Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Ben de Jong, Joop van Reijn
July 22, 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 ...

Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War The NATO information service

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

1st Edition

By Linda Risso
July 16, 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...

Understanding the Intelligence Cycle

Understanding the Intelligence Cycle

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Phythian
November 10, 2014

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?

1st Edition

By Hugh Wilford
September 11, 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

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By 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

By 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....

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