By Robert Dover, Michael S. Goodman, Claudia Hillebrand

The Routledge spouse to Intelligence Studies offers a wide evaluation of the starting to be box of intelligence studies.

The fresh development of curiosity in intelligence and defense reviews has ended in an elevated call for for renowned depictions of intelligence and reference works to give an explanation for the structure and underpinnings of intelligence job. Divided into 5 finished sections, this Companion provides a robust survey of the state of the art learn within the box of intelligence studies:

  • Part I: The evolution of intelligence studies;
  • Part II: Abstract methods to intelligence;
  • Part III: Historical ways to intelligence;
  • Part IV: Systems of intelligence;
  • Part V: Contemporary challenges.

With a extensive specialize in the origins, practices and nature of intelligence, the e-book not just addresses classical concerns, but additionally examines issues of modern curiosity in defense stories. The overarching objective is to bare the wealthy tapestry of intelligence reviews in either a worldly and available manner.

This spouse can be crucial studying for college kids of intelligence reports and strategic reviews, and hugely prompt for college students of defence reviews, international coverage, chilly struggle experiences, international relations and diplomacy typically.

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So, too, are such matters as moles, waterboarding and other forms of torture, secret CIA prisons, and extraordinary renditions – all of which lie within the counterintelligence domain. Here are subjects that produce congressional inquiries, presidential commissions, newspaper headlines and Pulitzer prizes. They also happen to be important subjects in their own right. Scholars in democratic societies would do well to pay more attention, for example, to the dynamics of accountability, in hopes of knowing more about – and thereby reducing – the incidents of scandal and failure by a nation’s secret agencies.

Since the 9/11 attacks, however, one or more articles on intelligence have appeared practically every week in the Times, even when there were no investigations under way or intelligence failures at hand. 17 This is a central finding in Johnson (2011). 22 PART II Abstract approaches to intelligence This page intentionally left bank 2 THEORIES OF INTELLIGENCE The state of play Michael Warner1 What is intelligence? What does it do? And what should it do? The field of intelligence studies has turned more explicitly towards these questions since the Cold War.

Dante consigned traitors to the Inferno’s deepest pit, with the most infamous of their lot (Judas, Cassius and Brutus) being gnawed for all eternity by the Arch-Traitor himself. It should not surprise anyone that normative theories of what intelligence should be and do have a very long pedigree. The excuse that ‘might makes 27 Michael Warner right’ has never quite satisfied; even Sun Tzu felt compelled to provide a reason why spying not only was done but should be done. He gave a subtle retort to those who regarded such work as too disreputable to be studied.

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