The Image of the Enemy: Intelligence Analysis of Adversaries since 1945

The Image of the Enemy: Intelligence Analysis of Adversaries since 1945

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The Image of the Enemy: Intelligence Analysis of Adversaries since 1945 by Paul Maddrell

This work concerns intelligence analysis of adversaries by seven countries, the role of intelligence analysis during the Cold War, and its role in other important regional conflicts after 1945. It seeks to use Cold War and contemporary examples to determine how well intelligence has been analyzed and handled by different intelligence services and policymakers. The book reaches conclusions about past cases in intelligence analysis and how best to analyze intelligence and present it to policymakers today. The book also examines how well policymakers have received and understood intelligence. In sum, the volume analyzes how effective intelligence has been in the policymaking process. It will be a leading text on the analyst/policymaker relationship. The historical cases examined are the Soviet Union's analysis of the United States (and vice versa), East Germany's analysis of West Germany (and vice versa), British intelligence on the early years of the "Troubles" in Northern Ireland, Israeli intelligence on the Palestinians, Pakistani intelligence on India, and US intelligence about Islamist terrorists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626162389
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Paul Maddrell is a lecturer in modern history in the Department of Politics, History, and International Relations at Loughborough University (UK). He is the author of Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany, 1945–1961.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Achieving Objective, Policy-Relevant IntelligencePaul Maddrell

1. Soviet Leaders, Soviet Intelligence, and Changing Views of the United States, 1965–1991Raymond L. Garthoff

2. The Stasi's Reporting on the Federal Republic of GermanyPaul Maddrell

3. “We May Not Always Be Right, but We’re Never Wrong”: US Intelligence Assessments of the Soviet Union, 1972–1991 Benjamin B. Fischer

4. East Germany in the Sights of the West German Federal Intelligence Service: Four Examples from As Many DecadesMatthias Uhl

5. British Intelligence, PIRA, and the Early Years of the Northern Ireland Crisis: Remembering, Forgetting, and MythologizingEunan O’Halpin6. Israeli Intelligence Threat Perceptions of Palestinian Terrorist Organizations, 1948–2008Tamir Libel and Shlomo Shpiro

7. Pakistani Intelligence and India Julian Richards

8. American Intelligence Assessments of the Jihadists, 1989–2011Mark Stout

Conclusion: Intelligence and PolicyPaul Maddrell

List of ContributorsIndex

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Richard Aldrich

How should we know about our enemy? How do we know we are right in our estimations? These are two of the most persistent questions confronting intelligence agencies. The Image of the Enemy is a remarkable book that addresses these issues directly and thoughtfully. It is full of revelations and remarkable observations that will surprise even those who thought they knew about intelligence analysis.

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"How should we know about our enemy? How do we know we are right in our estimations? These are two of the most persistent questions confronting intelligence agencies. The Image of the Enemy is a remarkable book that addresses these issues directly and thoughtfully. It is full of revelations and remarkable observations that will surprise even those who thought they knew about intelligence analysis." -- Richard Aldrich, Professor, Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick

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