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Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy: Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform

Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy Iraq, 9/11, and Misguided Reform By Paul R. Pillar An Analytical Review By Chris Rottenberg Paul Pillar shows that intelligence reforms, especially the measures enacted since September 11 can be deeply misguided. The attempts at reforming intelligence performance from a political standpoint often miss the sources that actually underwrite failed […]

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CounterStrike and Deterrence: Can a Cold War Tactic Stop Terrorism?

CounterStrike The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al-Qaeda By Thom Shanker and Eric Schmidt   An Analytical Review By Chris Rottenberg This book was not just made for the policy makers inside the belt-way since it has a clear distinction from other books about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This book goes […]

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Syrian Terrorism in Lebanon

[Editor’s Note: One of the referenced authors uses an alternate Latin spelling of the more commonly-used Arabic term Hezbollah. Hizballah is thus used as the spelling throughout the document for consistency.] Is Syria running Lebanon? Syria’s objectives in Lebanon have consistently been to accomplish one central goal: controlling the Palestinian cause so that it can be […]

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James Bond Goes…Corporate?

This article is a book review of Eamon Javers’ book Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy. While the directors of intelligence agencies for Western governments top out at well under $200K annually, spies who move from the public sector to the private world can earn more than double their former bosses’ salaries. This is an example of […]

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Global Counter-Terrorism: How US allies are coping with terror – United Kingdom

Global Counter-Terrorism: How US allies are coping with terror – United Kingdom No single approach to counter-terrorism is a silver bullet. As such, each country facing terrorism must take into account the specific variables attributable to their individual country. These variables include the kind of threat they face from the context of threat level, as […]

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