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Intelligence Communities and Cultures in Asia and the Middle East: A Comprehensive Reference

Bob de Graaff, editor
Intelligence Communities and Cultures in Asia and the Middle East: A Comprehensive Reference
ISBN: 978-1-62637-889-6
$120.00
Forthcoming May 2020/500 pages
"This richly detailed book fills a void in the literature on intelligence communities around the world."—William C. Spracher, National Intelligence University

DESCRIPTION

How are intelligence systems structured in countries across Asia and the Middle East—from Russia to India, from Turkey to China and Japan, from Kazakhstan to Saudi Arabia? In what ways did decolonization and the Cold War influence their organization? What is their mission, and to what extent do they come under public scrutiny?

The authors of this comprehensive reference delve into these questions, and more, to provide a unique, systematic survey of intelligence practices and cultures in 22 countries.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bob de Graaff is professor of intelligence and security studies at the Netherlands Defense Academy and the University of Utrecht.

CONTENTS

  • Intelligence Communities in Asia—B. de Graaff.
  • Afghanistan—D. Patang.
  • Bangladesh—A.S.M. Ali Ashraf.
  • China—X. Guo.
  • India—P. Mahadevan.
  • Iran—C.A. Wege.
  • Iraq—I. al-Marashi.
  • Israel—E. Kahana.
  • Japan—Y. Kobayashi.
  • Jordan—H. Al Jbour
  • Kazakhstan—F. Kovacevic.
  • Myanmar—A. Selth.
  • North Korea—S. Blancke.
  • Pakistan—K. Mukherjee.
  • Palestine—A. Tartir.
  • Russia—A. Kozovoï.
  • Saudi Arabia—C.M. Davidson.
  • South Korea—D.-A. Neuhaus.
  • Sri Lanka—V.K. Shashikumar.
  • Syria—F. Peil.
  • Taiwan—J. Rosenke.
  • Tajikistan—A. Matveeva.
  • Turkey—I. Yilmaz.
  • Yemen—A. Chimente.
  • Elements of an Asian Intelligence Culture—B. de Graaff.