Studies in Intelligence

Series Editors: Richard Aldrich, Christopher Andrew

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.

  • Understanding Intelligence Failure

    Warning, Response and Deterrence

    By James J. Wirtz

    This volume comprises a selection of essays by Prof. James Wirtz on the theory of surprise in intelligence studies. The theory of surprise offers an explanation for why weak parties in a nascent conflict are attracted to the prospect of confronting stronger opponents with a fait accompli…

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  • Intelligence Governance and Democratisation

    A comparative analysis of the limits of reform

    By Peter Gill

    This book analyses changes in intelligence governance and offers a comparative analysis of intelligence democratisation. The book represents a confluence of three main intellectual and political themes. First, Intelligence Studies (IS), which is now developing rapidly from its…

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  • The CIA and the Congress for Cultural Freedom in the Early Cold War

    Strange Bedfellows

    By Sarah M. Harris

    This book calls into question 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 of the early Cold War, the CIA secretly sponsored some of the world’s…

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  • Ethics and the Future of Spying

    Technology, National Security and Intelligence Collection

    Edited by Jai Galliott, Warren Reed

    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…

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  • An International History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

    A 50-year retrospective

    Edited by David Gioe, Len Scott, Christopher Andrew

    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).…

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  • Propaganda and Intelligence in the Cold War

    The NATO information service

    By Linda Risso

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20 
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  • The Future of Intelligence

    Challenges in the 21st century

    Edited by Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Ben de Jong, Joop van Reijn

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-07-22
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  • Understanding the Intelligence Cycle

    Edited by Mark Phythian

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-04-26
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  • The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War

    Calling the Tune?

    By Hugh Wilford

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
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  • American Intelligence in War-time London

    The Story of the OSS

    By Nelson MacPherson

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-07-16
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  • Espionage and the Roots of the Cold War

    The Conspiratorial Heritage

    By David McKnight

    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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  • Swedish Signal Intelligence 1900-1945

    By Bengt Beckman, C.G. McKay

    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.…

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  • Stasi

    Shield and Sword of the Party

    By John Christian Schmeidel

    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.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-27
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  • The Ethics of Intelligence

    A new framework

    By Ross W. Bellaby

    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…

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  • Interrogation in War and Conflict

    A Comparative and Interdisciplinary Analysis

    Edited by Christopher Andrew, Simona Tobia

    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…

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  • Russia and the Cult of State Security

    The Chekist Tradition, From Lenin to Putin

    By Julie Fedor

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-03-21
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  • Codebreaker in the Far East

    By Alan Stripp

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-12-14
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  • Improving Intelligence Analysis

    Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice

    By Stephen Marrin

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-12-14
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  • The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War

    Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946

    Edited by Neville Wylie

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-11-14
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  • Mussolini's Propaganda Abroad

    Subversion in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, 1935-1940

    By Manuela Williams

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-11-01
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  • Controlling Intelligence

    Edited by Glenn P. Hastedt

    The vital ingredient in the formulation and execution of a successful foreign policy is intelligence. For the USA, as the Bay of Pigs incident and the Iran-Contra affair have shown, controlling intelligence is a problem which policy-makers and concerned citizens have rarely examined and imperfectly…

    Paperback – 2012-09-12
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  • The US Government, Citizen Groups and the Cold War

    The State-Private Network

    Edited by Helen Laville, Hugh Wilford

    This new book examines the construction, activities and impact of the network of US state and private groups in the Cold War. By moving beyond state-dominated, ‘top-down’ interpretations of international relations and exploring instead the engagement and mobilization of whole societies and…

    Paperback – 2012-09-12
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  • International Intelligence Cooperation and Accountability

    Edited by Hans Born, Ian Leigh, Aidan Wills

    This book examines how international intelligence cooperation has come to prominence post-9/11 and introduces the main accountability, legal and human rights challenges that it poses. Since the end of the Cold War, the threats that intelligence services are tasked with confronting have become…

    Paperback – 2012-07-22
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  • Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror

    Anglo-American Security Relations after 9/11

    By Adam D.M. Svendsen

    This book provides an in-depth analysis of UK-US intelligence cooperation in the post-9/11 world. Seeking to connect an analysis of intelligence liaison with the wider realm of Anglo-American Relations, the book draws on a wide range of interviews and consultations with key actors in both countries…

    Paperback – 2012-04-15
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  • The South African Intelligence Services

    From Apartheid to Democracy, 1948-2005

    By Kevin A. O'Brien

    This book is the first full history of South African intelligence and provides a detailed examination of the various stages in the evolution of South Africa’s intelligence organizations and structures. Covering the apartheid period of 1948-90, the transition from apartheid to democracy of 1990-94,…

    Paperback – 2012-03-21
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  • Britain's Secret War against Japan, 1937-1945

    By Douglas Ford

    A new look at how Britain’s defence establishment learned to engage Japan’s armed forces as the Pacific War progressed.  Douglas Ford reveals that, prior to Japan’s invasion of Southeast Asia in December 1941, the British held a contemptuous view of Japanese military…

    Paperback – 2011-11-15
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  • East German Foreign Intelligence

    Myth, Reality and Controversy

    Edited by Kristie Macrakis, Thomas Wegener Friis, Helmut Müller-Enbergs

    This edited book examines the East German foreign intelligence service (Hauptverwaltung Aufklärung, or HVA) as a historical problem, covering politics, scientific-technical and military intelligence and counterintelligence. The contributors broaden the conventional view of East German…

    Paperback – 2011-08-29
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  • The Egyptian Intelligence Service

    A History of the Mukhabarat, 1910-2009

    By Owen L. Sirrs

    This book analyzes how the Egyptian intelligence community has adapted to shifting national security threats since its inception 100 years ago.  Starting in 1910, when the modern Egyptian intelligence system was created to deal with militant nationalists and Islamists, the book…

    Paperback – 2011-06-05
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  • Intelligence Theory

    Key Questions and Debates

    Edited by Peter Gill, Stephen Marrin, Mark Phythian

    This edited volume brings together a range of essays by individuals who are centrally involved in the debate about the role and utility of theory in intelligence studies. The volume includes both classic essays and new articles that critically analyse some key issues: strategic intelligence, the…

    Paperback – 2009-06-07
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  • US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy

    From the Church Committee to the War on Terror

    Edited by Russell A. Miller

    This volume examines the investigation by the 1975 Senate Select Committee (‘Church Committee’) into US intelligence abuses during the Cold War, and considers its lessons for the current ‘war on terror’. This report remains the most thorough public record of America’s intelligence services, and…

    Paperback – 2009-01-30
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  • Peacekeeping Intelligence

    New Players, Extended Boundaries

    Edited by David Carment, Martin Rudner

    This is a new evaluation of the role, dynamics and challenges of intelligence in peacekeeping activities and its place in a much wider social, economic and political context. It assesses the role of coalition forces, law enforcement agencies, development institutions, and non-governmental…

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  • Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt

    The First Modern Intelligence War

    By Polly A. Mohs

    Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt examines the use and exploitation of intelligence in formulating Britain’s strategy for the Arab Revolt during the First World War. It also presents a radical re-examination of the achievements of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) as an intelligence…

    Paperback – 2008-10-31
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  • Exploring Intelligence Archives

    Enquiries into the Secret State

    Edited by R. Gerald Hughes, Peter Jackson, Len Scott

    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…

    Paperback – 2008-03-18
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  • Twenty-First Century Intelligence

    Edited by Wesley K. Wark

    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…

    Paperback – 2007-12-23
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  • US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy

    Truman, Secret Warfare and the CIA, 1945-53

    By Sarah-Jane Corke

    Based on recently declassified documents, this book provides the first examination of the Truman Administration’s decision to employ covert operations in the Cold War. Although covert operations were an integral part of America’s arsenal during the late 1940s and early 1950s, the majority of these…

    Hardback – 2007-09-05
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  • Intelligence, Crises and Security

    Prospects and Retrospects

    Edited by Len Scott, R. Gerald Hughes

    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…

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  • Intelligence Activities in Ancient Rome

    Trust in the Gods But Verify

    By Rose Mary Sheldon

    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…

    Paperback – 2007-07-09
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  • Hitler's Last Chief of Foreign Intelligence

    Allied Interrogations of Walter Schellenberg

    Edited by Reinhard R. Doerries

    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…

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  • Special Operations Executive

    A New Instrument of War

    Edited by Mark Seaman

    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…

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  • Our Man in Yugoslavia

    The Story of a Secret Service Operative

    By Sebastian Ritchie

    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…

    Paperback – 2005-06-30
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  • Intelligence and Strategy

    Selected Essays

    By John Ferris

    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…

    Paperback – 2005-06-22
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  • Strategic and Operational Deception in the Second World War

    Edited by Michael I. Handel

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

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  • MI6 and the Machinery of Spying

    Structure and Process in Britain's Secret Intelligence

    By Philip Davies

    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…

    Paperback – 2004-09-22
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  • Britain, America and Anti-Communist Propaganda 1945-53

    The Information Research Department

    By Andrew Defty

    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…

    Hardback – 2004-07-28
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  • Understanding Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century

    Journeys in Shadows

    Edited by Peter Jackson, L.V. Scott

    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…

    Paperback – 2004-07-07
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  • The Cultural Cold War in Western Europe, 1945-60

    Edited by Hans Krabbendam, Giles Scott-Smith

    The idea of the Cold War as a propaganda contest as opposed to a military conflict is being increasingly accepted. This has led to a re-evaluation of the relationship between economic policies, political agendas and cultural activities in Western Europe post 1945.This book provides an important…

    Paperback – 2004-05-12
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  • Britain, America and Anti-Communist Propaganda 1945-53

    The Information Research Department

    By Andrew Defty

    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…

    Paperback – 2003-05-31
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  • Secret Intelligence in the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Heike Bungert, Jan G. Heitmann, Michael Wala

    This work investigates the connection between intelligence history, domestic policy, military history and foreign relations in a time of increasing bureaucratization of the modern state. The issues of globalization of foreign relations and the development of modern communication are also discussed.…

    Paperback – 2003-04-30
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  • Intelligence Services in the Information Age

    By Michael Herman

    Intelligence was a central element of the Cold War and the need for it was expected to diminish after the USSR's collapse, yet in recent years it has been in greater demand than ever. The atrocities of 11 September and the subsequent "war on terrorism" now call for an even more intensive effort.…

    Paperback – 2001-10-31
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  • Secrets of Signals Intelligence During the Cold War

    From Cold War to Globalization

    Edited by Matthew M. Aid, Cees Wiebes

    In recent years the importance of Signals Intelligence (Sigint) has become more prominent, especially the capabilities of reading and deciphering diplomatic, military and commercial communications of other nations. This work reveals the role of intercepting messages during the Cold War.…

    Paperback – 2001-08-31
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