Global Perspectives for Intelligence

Imperialism with Chinese Characteristics? Reading and Re-Reading China's 2006 Defense White Paper

Author: Michael Metcalf

Mike Metcalf's discussion paper, Imperialism with Chinese Characteristics, argues that China's 2006 Defense White Paper not only explains the importance of China's continuing military buildup but also lays the theoretical foundation of a new defense policy that seems to amount to nothing less than imperialism.

Imperialism with Chinese Characteristics is the 16th book in the NI Press Discussion Paper Series. Discussion Papers highlight aspects of ongoing debates within the Intelligence Community.

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Book: Interrogation: World War II, Vietnam and Iraq

Attaché Extraordinaire: Vernon A. Walters in Brazil

Authored by Frank Marcio De Oliveira

Frank Oliveira explores the Brazilian crucible for Walter's career among the heavyweights of twentieth-century, front-line, U.S. international policy implementation. Walters' role as intelligence statesman clearly and early transcended his military roots and established a strong precedent for the instrumental unification of political strategy and intelligence in foreign affairs.

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Imperial Secrets: Remapping the Mind of Empire

Authored by Patrick A. Kelley

In this work, Patrick Kelly interprets the intelligence environment of political, military and information empires. His contribution sheds light on the cause of enduring intelligence collection deficits that afflict the center of such empires, and that can coincide with their ebb and flow. Alert intelligence practitioners, present and futuer, can note here just how useful a fresh interpretation of the intelligence enterprise can be to a coherent understanding of the global stream of worrisome issues. The long-term value of this work will be realized as readers entertain the implications of Churchill's comment that "The empires of the futute are the empires of the mind".

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Democratization of Intelligence: Melding Strategic Intelligence and
National Discourse

Authored by Russell G. Swenson and Susana C. Lemozy, editors

This abbreviated English edition of the book Democratización de la Función
de Inteligencia—El Nexo de la Cultura y la Inteligencia Estratégica (NDIC
Press, January 2009) presents that book's introductory material in translation,
along with essays by three U.S. and Canadian authors. Essays by the editors and
by a Peruvian observer, which make up the introductory material, provide the
reader unfamiliar with Spanish or Portuguese an overview of all essays in the
original edition. The original book features essays by 28 authors who represent
14 countries in the Western Hemisphere plus Spain. The book aims to educate
offi cials as well as students about the vicissitudes that accompany the development and execution of the government intelligence function. Th e authors demonstrate that national, strategic intelligence in any country of the Hemisphere
can experience episodes of devolution as well as positive evolution, at the same
time that the culturally modulated practices of government professionals can
oscillate between periods of repression and democratic observance.

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Democratización de la Función de Inteligencia—El Nexo de la Cultura Nacional y la Inteligencia Estratégica,

Authored by Russell G. Swenson y Susana C. Lemozy, Coordinadores

Este libro incorpora las contribuciones de veintiocho autores que representan un panorama de quince países. Es de esperar que el libro sea de utilidad en las escuelas de Inteligencia gubernamentales y civiles por toda la región, y que emerjan otras investigaciones sobre el tema estimuladas por el presente. Se presentan evidencias en el libro de que la función de inteligencia a nivel nacional y estratégico experimenta cambios de índole evolucionario e involucionario, que la permiten, por sus cuadros profesionales, refl ejar y ejecutar lo democrático tan bien como lo represivo, en cualquier país.

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Registering the Human Terrains A Valuation of Cadastre

Authored by Douglas E. Batson

This book is the culmination of research by Douglas Batson while he was an Office of the Director of National Intelligence Research Fellow at this College in 2006-2007. The manuscript was originally prepared to fulfi ll part of the requirements for Research Fellows at this institution. Mr. Batson’s work offers specifi cs on how to assist developing countries in registering property so the owners have security of tenure. Property rights are at the heart of many problems in dealing with refugees and in turn with governmental stability. Its publication off ers an example of the variety of applied intelligence research carried out by the Research Fellows.

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A Muslim Archipelago Islam and Politics in Southeast Asia

Authored by Max L. Gross

This book has been many years in the making, as the author explains in his Preface, though he wrote most of the actual text during his year as senior Research Fellow with the Center for Strategic Intelligence Research. The author was for many years Dean of the School of Intelligence Studies at the Joint Military Intelligence College. Even though it may appear that the book could have been written by any good historian or Southeast Asia regional specialist, this work is illuminated by the author’s more than three decades of service within the national Intelligence Community. His regional expertise often has been applied to special assessments for the Community. With a knowledge of Islam unparalleled among his peers and an unquenchable thirst for determining how the goals of this religion might play out in areas far from the focus of most policymakers’ current attention, the author has made the most of this opportunity to acquaint the Intelligence Community and a broader readership with a strategic appreciation of a region in the throes of reconciling secular and religious forces.

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Mongolia 's Peacekeeping Commitment

Authored by Jargalsaikhan Mandee

This paper was prepared by the Jargalsaikhan Mandee as part of ongoing outreach between the National Defense Intelligence College and the Mongolian Defense University. The paper explores a topic that will be addressed and further developed by participants from countries around the world in the National Defense Intelligence College’s March 2008 International Intelligence Fellows Program.

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Global War on Terrorism: Analyzing The Strategic Threat

Editor: Russell G. Swenson

The National Defense Intelligence College supports and encourages research on intelligence issues that distills lessons and improves Intelligence Community capabilities for policy-level and operational consumers This series of Discussion Papers presents the work of faculty, students and others whose research on intelligence issues is supported or other wise encouraged by the National Defense Intelligence College through its Center for Strategic Intelligence Research. Discussion Papers are distributed to Department of Defense schools and to the Intelligence Community, and unclassified papers are available to the public through the National Technical Information Service (www.ntis.gov).

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Intelligence Professionalism in the Americas

Editors: Russell G. Swenson and Susana C. Lemozy


This book examines ways in which intelligence develops its characteristic standards of accuracy and duty. It considers the effects of formal legal codes and democratic oversight, but a principal conclusion emerging from it is the importance of professional training. Its implicit sub-text is indeed that standards of intelligence analysis and ntegrity should be properly taught, and not just caught by osmosis from one’s seniors. At least for this British reader, the amount of formal analytic training in the relatively modest national intelligence systems described here is surprising and thought-provoking, perhaps salutary

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Courting A Reluctant Ally

Authored by Greogry J. Florence


The National Defense Intelligence College supports and encourages research on intelligence issues that distills lessons and improves support to policy-level and operational consumers As the U.S. Intelligence Community debates how to engage in intelligence cooperation and information sharing with a variety of other countries, in the face of non-state malefactors, we need not remain without a rudder. Lieutenant Commander Florence demonstrates in this book that the question of how to proceed toward useful information sharing and cooperation can be addressed by exploiting our national archives. His research reveals how a contentious, interwar relationship between the U.S. and the UK evolved into a special relationship as information sharing and cooperation in intelligence creation and use became indispensable. This publication highlights the value of historical research carried out by candidates for the degree of Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence.

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