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The Arab World and Western IntelligenceAnalysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

The Arab World and Western Intelligence: Analysing the Middle East, 1956-1981

Dina Rezk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748698912
eISBN:
9781474435253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698912.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book addresses a critical question embedded within a heated debate about the ‘failure’ of American intelligence in a post 9/11 age: have Western experts in some fundamental way failed to ... More

Cognitive Bias in Intelligence AnalysisTesting the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Method

Cognitive Bias in Intelligence Analysis: Testing the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses Method

Martha Whitesmith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466349
eISBN:
9781474491112
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466349.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Belief, Bias and Intelligence outlines an approach for reducing the risk of cognitive biases impacting intelligence analysis that draws from experimental research in the social sciences. It critiques ... More

The Military-Peace ComplexGender and Materiality in Afghanistan

The Military-Peace Complex: Gender and Materiality in Afghanistan

Hannah Partis-Jennings

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474453325
eISBN:
9781474496346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474453325.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book focuses on the military and statebuilding components of the international project in Afghanistan since 2001. It posits and discusses the military-peace complex as a framework for ... More

Outsourcing US IntelligenceContractors and Government Accountability

Outsourcing US Intelligence: Contractors and Government Accountability

Damien Van Puyvelde

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450225
eISBN:
9781474465267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450225.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

In the 21st century, more than any other time, US agencies have relied on contractors to conduct core intelligence functions. This book charts the swell of intelligence outsourcing in the context of ... More

The Problem of Secret Intelligence

The Problem of Secret Intelligence

Kjetil Anders Hatlebrekke

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780748691838
eISBN:
9781474465304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691838.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Why is intelligence so hard to define? Why is there no systematic or adequate theory of intelligence? This book argues that classic intelligence production has been premised on an ill-founded belief ... More

Security as PoliticsBeyond the State of Exception

Security as Politics: Beyond the State of Exception

Andrew W. Neal

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474450928
eISBN:
9781474465342
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450928.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book argues that while ‘security’ was once an anti-political ‘exception’ in liberal democracies – a black box of secret intelligence and military decision-making at the dark heart of the state – ... More

Soviet DefectorsRevelations of Renegade Intelligence Officers, 1924-1954

Soviet Defectors: Revelations of Renegade Intelligence Officers, 1924-1954

Kevin Riehle

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474467230
eISBN:
9781474491143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474467230.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book identifies 88 Soviet intelligence officers who defected from 1924 to 1954 and provides an aggregate analysis of their information to uncover Soviet strategic priorities and concerns. When ... More

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