Review: The Future of Intelligence – Challenges in the 21st Century

4 Star, Intelligence (Government/Secret)
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Isabelle Duyyesteyn, Ben de Jong, Joop van Reijn (eds)

4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for Libraries Not Individuals, March 30, 2014

I know one of the editors, Ben de Jong, and am disappointed in the publisher for failing to properly present the book. Below I provide the table of contents that should have been provided by the publisher.

Foreword and acknowledgements, Michael Kowalski 1.By Way of Introduction: A Systemic Way of Looking at the Future of Intelligence, Bob de Graaff 2. The Future of Intelligence: What Are the Threats, the Challenges and the Opportunities?, Sir David Omand 3. The Future of Intelligence: Changing Threats, Evolving Methods, Gregory F. Treverton 4.Is the US Intelligence Community Anti-Intellectual?, Mark M. Lowenthal 5.The Future of the Intelligence Process: The End of the Intelligence Cycle?, Art Hulnick 6.The Future of Counterintelligence: the Twenty-First Century Challenge, Jennifer Sims 7. Analyzing International Intelligence Cooperation: Institutions or Intelligence Assemblages?, Jelle van Buuren 8. European Intelligence Cooperation, Björn Fägersten 9.Intelligence-Led Policing in Europe: Lingering between Idea and Implementation, Monica den Boer 10. The Next Hundred Years: Reflections on the Future of Intelligence, Wilhelm Agrell 11.Conclusions: It may be September 10, 2001 today George Dimitriu and Isabelle Duyvesteyn

Without reading the book, I reduce it by one star because the Americans, all of whom I know very well, have failed for over twenty years to be serious about the need for radical reform. When they use words like “transformation” the words lose all meaning.

An alternative to this book (from the same publisher) is Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies. I disclose that I have a chapter in that book, but the chapter is by agreement with the publisher free online at Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog: “The Evolving Craft of Intelligence.” As an additional resource, my linked list of 319 Amazon reviews (with a number of guest reviews) < Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Government Secret Intelligence > is easily found online and was updated on 26 February 2014.

Best wishes to all,
Robest David STEELE Vivas
INTELLIGENCE for EARTH: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, Sustainability (2010)

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