CIA: Studies in Intelligence Vol. 65, No. 4 (December 2021)

    Unclassified articles and reviews from Studies in Intelligence 65, No. 4.

    In Memoriam

    Dr. Robert Jervis, PhD (1940–2021)


    Lessons in Intelligence Analysis

    Voice of Experience: Principles of Intelligence Analysis
    Robert Levine

    Intelligence History: Cuba’s Strategy in Latin America: Intelligence Estimates and the Historical Record
    Matthew D. Jacobs

    Looking for More “Imagination”: Fostering Creativity in the IC: Insights from Four Decades Ago
    James D. Marchio

    Intelligence and the Political Process

    From an Oversight Perspective: Interview with Former US Senator Gary Hart
    Interviewed by CIA’s Chief Historian David Robarge

    Intelligence and Congress: The Nomination of George H. W. Bush as DCI
    Timothy Ray

    Intelligence in Public Media

    The American War in Afghanistan: A History
    Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

    Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA
    Reviewed by Mike R.

    Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away
    Reviewed by J. E. Leonardson

    Agents of Influence: Britain’s Secret Intelligence War against the IRA
    Reviewed by Joseph W. Gartin

    Intelligent Analysis: How To Defeat Uncertainty in High-Stakes Decisions
    Reviewed by Joseph W. Gartin

    3-chung sogisil ui amho: chon Yongguk chujae Pukhan kongsaThae Yong Ho ui chungon
    (Password of the Three-Story Secretariat:Testimony of Thae Yong Ho, Former Minister of the North Korean Embassy in Britain)
    Reviewed by Stephen C. Mercado

    Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf—December 2021
    Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

    Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2021

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    Matthew D. Jacobs works in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and is currently serving on the President’s Daily Briefing staff.

    Robert Levine is a former CIA analyst, instructor, and product evaluator in CIA’s Quality Evaluation Program.

    James D. Marchio is a retired Air Force officer, former product evaluator in the Office of Analytic Integrity and Standards in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and former faculty member at the National Intelligence University.

    Tim Ray is a Distinguished Graduate of the US Army War College and holds a PhD from Texas A&M University.

    David Robarge is chief of CIA’s History Staff. His interview subject, Gary Hart, is a former Democratic senator of Colorado.


    Joseph W. Gartin is managing editor of Studies in Intelligence.

    J. E. Leonardson is the pen name of an analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Analysis.

    Hayden Peake served in CIA’s Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has contributed to the Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf since 2002.

    Stephen Mercado is a retired Open Source Enterprise officer and regular reviewer of foreign-language media for Studies.

    Mike R. is a member of CIA’s History Staff.

    R. Seeger is a retired CIA paramilitary officer and a frequent reviewer of books for Studies.


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