Intelligence for Peace: The Role of Intelligence in Times of Peace

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This collection of articles is by experts in the field who are convinced that intelligence has an important role to play, not only in times of war and confrontation, but also in times of conciliation and political processes.

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This first volume in the Reuven Shiloah Series for Intelligence and Security, named after the first head of Israel's Mossad intelligence service and published in collaboration with the Israeli Center for Special Studies, contains 16 articles which support the idea that intelligence has an important role to play in times of peace and diplomacy as well as in times of war and conflict. Each contribution analyzes and describes efforts to make use of the advantages of intelligence communications and contacts for further diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780714649504
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/30/1999
  • Series: Studies in Intelligence Series
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations and Glossary
Pt. 1 Reuven Shiloah, Pioneer of Secret Contacts
1 The Man and his Time 3
2 Reuven Shiloah's Contribution to the Development of Israeli Intelligence 16
3 Reuven Zaslany (Shiloah) and the Covert Cooperation with British Intelligence during the Second World War 30
4 Reuven Shiloah - Master of the Covert Contact: The First Attempt to Organize a Summit Meeting between Moshe Sharett and Gamal Abdul Nasser 49
Pt. 2 Intelligence in Israel in Times of Peace
5 Intelligence and the Peace Process in Israel 63
6 Intelligence in a Time of Peace-making 95
7 Intelligence Research in the Middle East Peace Process (From the Madrid Conference to the Peace Treaty with Jordan) 118
8 Secret Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Peace Process 142
9 Peace at Home and Peace among Neighbours 148
10 On the Right of Deniability and the Obligation to Loyalty 155
Pt. 3 Intelligence for Peace in Global Strategy
11 The American Intelligence Community 173
12 Intelligence, Security and Peace 179
13 Eavesdropping on Radical Islam 186
14 The Islamic Republic of Iran - a Warning Report 202
15 Russian Intelligence: The Jewish Connection and the Challenges of Peace 216
16 Secret Contacts for Peace: A Lost Opportunity 226
Index 259
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