Review (UK): Inteligencia teórica [Theory of Intelligence]

5 Star, Foreign Language Books, Intelligence (Commercial), Intelligence (Government/Secret), Intelligence (Public)
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Gustavo DIAZ Matey

5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Strong Spanish-Language Text, 31 Oct 2011

I know the author personally, have followed his work over many years, and consider him to be one of the top authorities on intelligence writing in the Spanish language. I recently worked with him in Spain on an initiative he has been developing, to help the Spanish government and Spanish commerce make better use of open sources of intelligence while also refining their methods in relation to data integrity, product integrity, and system or behavioral integrity.

Although I am not familiar with all the publications in Spanish on intelligence, people I trust tell me that this is one of the top books in Spanish. I do not look for it to be translated soon, but would certainly recommend to any publishing house that they consider doing so, as we are all [except the Western governments] moving toward M4IS2 hybrid eight tribe governance, and this is something the author is helping to explain to all governments and business and academic and non-governmental communities that work in the Spanish languages.

M4IS2: Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making

Eight Tribes: Academic, Civil Society, Commercial, Government, Law Enforcement, Media, Military, Non-Governmental / Non-Profit

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Review (UK): Los servicios de inteligencia ante el siglo XXI [Intelligence Services in the 21st Century]

5 Star, Foreign Language Books, Intelligence (Commercial), Intelligence (Government/Secret), Intelligence (Public)
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Gustavo DIAZ Matey

5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely important Spanish-language future-relevant book on intelligence, 31 Oct 2011

I know the author personally, have followed his work over many years, and consider him to be one of the top authorities on intelligence writing in the Spanish language. I recently worked with him in Spain on an initiative he has been developing, to help the Spanish government and Spanish commerce make better use of open sources of intelligence while also refining their methods in relation to data integrity, product integrity, and system or behavioral integrity.

Although I am not familiar with all the publications in Spanish on intelligence, people I trust tell me that this is one of the top books in Spanish. I do not look for it to be translated soon, but would certainly recommend to any publishing house that they consider doing so, as we are all [except the Western governments] moving toward M4IS2 hybrid eight tribe governance, and this is something the author is helping to explain to all governments and business and academic and non-governmental communities that work in the Spanish languages.

M4IS2: Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making

Eight Tribes: Academic, Civil Society, Commercial, Government, Law Enforcement, Media, Military, Non-Governmental / Non-Profit

Rather than list specific books I also recommend here, I want to point readers to my full list of most intelligence books that I have reviewed for Amazon, just search for intelligence (most and get right to it with links to the Amazon pages for each book.

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Reference: Irregular Immigration and the Spanish Maritime Border – The Role of Intelligence

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Gustavo Diaz Matey

1.  Spanish intelligence faced with migratory phenomenon

2.  The dissemination of the migratory intelligence and its application

Source (PDF 27 Pages)

Phi Beta Iota:  This is of special interest because of the regional intelligence sharing capability set up in relation to the Canary Islands, and the general acknowledgement that Africa is no more stable today than it was before 800 million was invested by external parties.  One might ask: should intelligence be proposing SOLUTIONS for the future of Africa rather than trying to stem the rising tide of illegal immigration?

Reference: Changing the Rules of the Game – The Use of Intelligence Liaison in Central Asia

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Gustavo Diaz Matey, Antonio Alonso Marcos

1.  Central Asia as a regional system

2.  The common perception of threats as the first step to cooperating in matters of intelligence

3.  The struggle for regional leadership: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

4.  Three weak actors: Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

5.  Three great powers interested in the zone

6.  Multi-vector diplomacy and games of alliances

7.  The Western viewpoint: the problems of alliance with non-democratic States

Conclusion: Toward the conception of intelligence services as a democratic indicator

Source (PDF 31 Pages)

Review DVD: The Holiday

5 Star, Culture, DVD - Light, Reviews (DVD Only)
DVD Holiday
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Other Reviews Super, Just Want to Give 5 Stars and Point to Other DVDs

June 24, 2007

Cameron Diaz

This is a five-star movie. A special cachet is added by Eil Wallach as the elderly screenwriter.

I bought this to remind myself what romance was supposed to be like. I am hugely satisfied. Another keeper.

Other movies in this romantic genre I have enjoyed:
You’ve Got Mail
Sleepless in Seattle (10th Anniversary Edition) [Region 99]
As Good As It Gets
Hitch (Widescreen Edition) [Region 99]
Something’s Gotta Give [Region 99]
Maid in Manhattan [Region 99]
Dirty Dancing (20th Anniversary Edition)

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Reference: Intelligence at the United Nations for Peace Operations

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Gustavo Diaz

Introduction

1.  The problem of the concept “Intelligence” within the UN terminology’

2.  The concept of secret in the UN

3.  The necessity of intelligence

4.  Basic Principles in Peacekeeping Operations

5.  The problem of Intelligence sharing

6.  Possible sources of information within the UN

Conclusion

Source (PDF 17 Pages)

Reference: Critical Issues in Contemporary Counter-Intelligence

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Kareh Moravej and Gustavo Diaz

Introduction

1.  What is Counter-Intelligence?

2.  The Functions of Counter-Intelligence

3.  Frustrating Foreign Intelligence Operations

4.  Counter-Intelligence and the Internet

5.  Foreign Intelligence Agencies

6.  U.S. Counter-Intelligence

7.  The Co-Operative Gamble

8.  Problems & Solutions

Source (PDF 18 Pages)

Phi Beta Iota:  A most interesting paper, it fails to recognize that domestic enemies, particularly nakedly amoral violators of the Constitution and amoral politicians who “sell out,” are a greater threat than any external threat.  When internal integrity is lost, one has self-destructed.  The paper also does not discuss “friendly enemies,” among which Israel, France, and Germany are perhaps the most intrusive.

Reference: Intelligence Studies at Dawn of 21st Century

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Phi Beta Iota:  Gustavo Diaz Matey is the author of the two definitive modern works on intelligence out of Spain,

pending citations from author

 

 

 

Among many strong observations in the reference are his statement on page 2,

Intelligence is all but absent, in the work of most international relations theorists and it does not figure in any key International relations theory debates between realist, liberal, institutionalism, constructivist and postmodernist approaches.

Contents:

1.  Intelligence and the study of International Relations

2.  A Starting Point. What is intelligence?

3.  Popular Culture and Intelligence

4.  Is secrecy the main characteristic of intelligence and the main limitation of intelligence studies?

5.  The open source revolution (OSINT)

6.  Declassification