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Intelligence And Statecraft

Intelligence And Statecraft

by Peter Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 027597295X

ISBN-13: 9780275972950

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Intelligence has never been a more important factor in international affairs than it is today. Since the end of the Second World War, vast intelligence bureaucracies have emerged to play an increasingly important role in the making of national policy within all major states. One of the biggest problems within the contemporary thinking about intelligence and

Overview

Intelligence has never been a more important factor in international affairs than it is today. Since the end of the Second World War, vast intelligence bureaucracies have emerged to play an increasingly important role in the making of national policy within all major states. One of the biggest problems within the contemporary thinking about intelligence and international relations is a lack of historical context. Observers routinely comment on the challenges facing intelligence communities without reflecting on the historical forces that have shaped these communities over the past two centuries. As presented in this volume, new perspectives on the evolution of intelligence services and intelligence practice over the past 200 years can only enrich ongoing debates over how best to reform national intelligence structures.

The practices of war and international politics were transformed by the conflicts of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era. One of the most important outcomes of this transformation was the gradual emergence of permanent and increasingly professionalized intelligence services within the military and foreign policy establishments of the Great Powers. The contributions in this volume consider the causes and consequences of this trend as well as its impact on war, strategy, and statecraft. The rise of permanent intelligence bureaucracies has combined with technological progress to transform practices of intelligence collection and analysis that have remained essentially unchanged since the Roman era. Ultimately, however, the nature and limits of intelligence have remained constant, rendering intelligence little or no more effective in reducing uncertainty at the opening of the 21st century than in centuries past.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275972950
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Introduction by Peter Jackson and Jennifer Siegel

Historical Reflections on the Uses and Limits of Intelligence by Peter Jackson

Poor Intelligence, Flawed Results: Metternich, Radetzky and the Crisis-Management of Austria's "Occupation" of Ferrara in 1847 by Alan Sked

Sanctioned Spying: The Development of the Military Attache in the 19th Century by Maureen O'Connor

Russia's Great Game in Tibet: Tsarist Intelligence and the Younghusband's Expedition by David Schimmelpennick van der Oye

Training Thieves: The Instruction of "Efficient Intelligence Officers" in pre-1914 Britain by Jennifer Siegel

The Royal Navy, War Planning and Intelligence Assessments of Japan between the Two World Wars by Christopher Bell

Soviet Intelligence on Barbarossa: The Limits of Intelligence History by David Stone

Operation Matchbox and the Technological Containment of the USSR by Paul Maddrell

The Stasi and the Evolution of the FGR's "Ostpolitik," 1969-1974 by Mary Elise Sarotte

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