Vol. 61 No. 2


Unclassified extracts from Studies in Intelligence Volume 61, Number 2
(June 2017)




Why Spy Now?
*The Psychology of Leaking and Espionage in the Digital Age
[PDF 643.2KB**]
Dr. Ursula M. Wilder

*Cold War Spy Fiction in Russian Popular Culture: From Suspicion to Acceptance via Seventeen Moments of Spring [PDF 580.7KB**]
Erik Jens



Tracking the History of a Counterinsurgency Expert: Four Books by David Kilcullen [PDF 277.1KB**]
Reviewed by J.R. Seeger

Shattered Illusions: KGB Cold War Espionage in Canada [PDF 278.9KB**]
Reviewed by John Ehrman

The Fall of Heaven: The Pahlavis and the Final Days of Imperial Iran [PDF 206.0KB**]
Reviewed by Brent G.

Spies in Palestine: Love, Betrayal, and the Heroic Life of Sarah Aaronsohn [PDF 201.9KB**]
Reviewed by Dr. Carly Speranza, Lt. Col., USAF

Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956–1990 [PDF 245.3KB**]
Reviewed by David A. Foy

The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler’s Secret Police [PDF 247.9**]
Reviewed by David A. Foy

Spinning History: Politics and Propaganda in World War II [PDF 241.7KB**]
Reviewed by Clayton Laurie

Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 1935–1961 [PDF 246.3KB**]
Reviewed by J.R. Seeger

Berlin Station (television mini-series) [PDF 216.4KB**]
Reviewed by James Burridge

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf [PDF 379KB**]
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

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James Burridge is a retired NSA officer working as a CIA contract historian. He is a frequent reviewer of books and movies dealing with intelligence.

John Ehrman is a Directorate of Analysis officer specializing in counterintelligence issues. He is a frequent contributor.

David A. Foy is the Intelligence Community historian on the History Staff of the Center for the Study of Intelligence. He is a frequent contributor of book reviews.

Brent G. is on the CIA History Staff.

Erik Jens is chair of the Department of Transnational Issues at the National Intelligence University’s College of Strategic Intelligence.

Clayton Laurie is a historian serving in the CIA History Staff.

Hayden Peake has served in the CIA’s Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has been compiling and writing reviews for the “Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf” since December 2002.

J.R. Seeger is a retired operations officer. He is a frequent reviewer of works on paramilitary operations.

Eric Setzekorn specializes in the history of China and Taiwan, with an emphasis on military history. He is a historian with the US Army Center of Military History and an adjunct professor at George Washington University.

Carly R. Speranza, Lt Col, USAF, directs the Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence Graduate Program at the National Intelligence University.

Ursula Wilder is a CIA psychologist who has served in the Intelligence Community for more than 20 years, applying psychology to operational, counterintelligence, and analytic missions. She currently serves on the faculty of the Sherman Kent School for Intelligence Analysis and on a cyber task force.

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