About this Journal
The Journal of Strategic Intelligence is an occasional journal of the College of Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University. Our purpose is to publish scholarly research by U.S. intelligence analysts and security professionals that constitutes or contributes to strategic intelligence—that is, a comprehensive understanding of current or emerging regional and transnational issues broadly that will significantly impact national security or interests. We seek insightful analysis that more rigorously captures the empirical complexity of these security-related issues, in their diverse causes, shaping factors, as well as the opportunities to contain them or shape them in our national interest. Some of the articles within this journal by NIU faculty members will highlight graduate student thesis research and the role this research plays in advancing the understanding of critical strategic intelligence issues.
The Journal of Strategic Intelligence seeks to fill a gap in the various related official and academic journals on strategic intelligence. This focus on strategic intelligence notwithstanding, we have made room in each issue for research related to intelligence improvement—in processes, organization, leadership, security-related education, and understanding of historical regional and transnational issues, to the extent they illuminate those of the present.
Distribution and Classification
The Journal of Strategic Intelligence is an electronic journal (not typically printed), and published in classified and unclassified editions. Unclassified versions of the journal will be distributed via the University’s website at www.ni-u.edu and via e-mail lists to selected stakeholders. The Journal of Strategic Intelligence is registered with ISSN 2470-8658 (Print) and ISSN 2470-8666 (Online).
Current Edition: Volume 1; Number 1
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The views expressed in the articles and book reviews of this journal are solely those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Department of Defense, or any of its components, or the U.S. Government. The articles are products of independent scholarly investigation and are not finished intelligence nor have they been coordinated with U.S. IC agencies.
Regional IssuesSurprise! What Caused China’s Recent and Massive Land Reclamation in the South China Sea?By Wayne R. HugarEngaging China: Indications of an Asian Imbalance?By Steven D. ParkImplications of a Baloch StateBy Jamison Heinkel and Richard deVillafrancaThe Demise of the Monroe Doctrine: Foreign Influence in Latin AmericaBy Dr. William C. SpracherIntelligence ImprovementOSS Detachment 101 and Anti-Japanese Resistance Operations in Burma, 1942-1945By James E. DillardBook ReviewsChina’s New Governing Party Paradigm by Timothy R. Heathreviewed by Michael K. MetcalfThe Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA by Joby Warrickreviewed by CDR Youssef H. Aboul-EneinThe Character of a Leader: A Handbook for the Young Leader by Donald Alexanderreviewed by Dr. Angela Pierce