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  1. Britain's Secret War against Japan, 1937-1945

    By Douglas Ford

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published November 15th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Improving Intelligence Analysis

    Bridging the Gap between Scholarship and Practice

    By Stephen Marrin

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published June 19th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Russia and the Cult of State Security

    The Chekist Tradition, From Lenin to Putin

    By Julie Fedor

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published June 15th 2011 by Routledge

  4. International Intelligence Cooperation and Accountability

    Edited by Hans Born, Ian Leigh, Aidan Wills

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published January 6th 2011 by Routledge

  5. The South African Intelligence Services

    From Apartheid to Democracy, 1948-2005

    By Kevin A. O'Brien

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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,...

    Published October 7th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Egyptian Intelligence Service

    A History of the Mukhabarat, 1910-2009

    By Owen L. Sirrs

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published January 31st 2010 by Routledge

  7. Intelligence Cooperation and the War on Terror

    Anglo-American Security Relations after 9/11

    By Adam D.M. Svendsen

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published October 14th 2009 by Routledge

  8. East German Foreign Intelligence

    Myth, Reality and Controversy

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

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published July 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Intelligence Theory

    Key Questions and Debates

    Edited by Peter Gill, Stephen Marrin, Mark Phythian

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published August 11th 2008 by Routledge

  10. US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy

    From the Church Committee to the War on Terror

    Edited by Russell A. Miller

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published June 30th 2008 by Routledge

  11. Exploring Intelligence Archives

    Enquiries into the Secret State

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

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published March 18th 2008 by Routledge

  12. Military Intelligence and the Arab Revolt

    The First Modern Intelligence War

    By Polly A. Mohs

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published October 3rd 2007 by Routledge

  13. US Covert Operations and Cold War Strategy

    Truman, Secret Warfare and the CIA, 1945-53

    By Sarah-Jane Corke

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published September 5th 2007 by Routledge

  14. Stasi

    Shield and Sword of the Party

    By John Christian Schmeidel

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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....

    Published August 29th 2007 by Routledge

  15. Intelligence, Crises and Security

    Prospects and Retrospects

    Edited by Len Scott, R. Gerald Hughes

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published August 8th 2007 by Routledge

  16. The Politics and Strategy of Clandestine War

    Special Operations Executive, 1940-1946

    Edited by Neville Wylie

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published September 27th 2006 by Routledge

  17. Peacekeeping Intelligence

    New Players, Extended Boundaries

    Edited by David Carment, Martin Rudner

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published April 26th 2006 by Routledge

  18. The US Government, Citizen Groups and the Cold War

    The State-Private Network

    Edited by Helen Laville, Hugh Wilford

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published March 8th 2006 by Routledge

  19. Mussolini's Propaganda Abroad

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

    By Manuela Williams

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published February 22nd 2006 by Routledge

  20. Special Operations Executive

    A New Instrument of War

    Edited by Mark Seaman

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published November 30th 2005 by Routledge

  21. Our Man in Yugoslavia

    The Story of a Secret Service Operative

    By Sebastian Ritchie

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published June 30th 2005 by Routledge

  22. Intelligence and Strategy

    Selected Essays

    By John Ferris

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    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...

    Published June 22nd 2005 by Routledge