Center for the Study of Intelligence

The Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) serves as a producer and repository of unclassified intelligence articles, publications, and scholarship.

Through deep analysis of history and recent past experiences, CSI remains on the cutting edge of intelligence analysis and collection.

Featured Publications

Studies in Intelligence 68, No. 1 (Extracts, March 2024)
Studies in Intelligence 67, No. 4 (Extracts, December 2023)
“Nothing if Not Eventful” A Life’s Journey in CIA

Books and Monographs

Unclassified publications on intelligence topics.

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Studies in Intelligence

The US Intelligence Community’s professional journal, Studies in Intelligence, publishes articles, reviews, analysis, and commentary from IC members and from intelligence experts and scholars throughout the world.

This collection contains unclassified issues from 1992 to the present–posted chronologically.

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CIA Museum

The CIA Museum is the leading national archive of declassified intelligence artifacts, culture, and history.

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Studies Articles and Book Reviews Digitally Stored in NARA

The four indices immediately below catalogue some 1400 Studies in Intelligence unclassified and declassified articles and book reviews published during 1955–ca. 1997 that were delivered to the National Archives and Records Administration in 1997. They have been digitized and are  now stored in searchable holdings on the NARA web site. [Note: The below indices do not link to the articles in NARA, but the collection there is easily searched. The Studies Archive below contains links to a smaller subset of unclassified and declassified material, some 600 articles from 1955 through 2004. These are linked to files on this site.]

Articles, by author

Articles, by title

Book reviews, by author

Book reviews, by title

Studies Archive

These articles are indexed by author, title, and subject area.

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About the Center for the Study of Intelligence

CSI’s core mission is to enhance the effectiveness of CIA and the Intelligence Community at large. By learning from the past and assessing current practices, CSI prepares intelligence officers for future challenges. CSI publishes the quarterly journal Studies in Intelligence, books, monographs, documentary films, and web-based content. The CIA Museum is also part of CSI’s range of products.

All statements of fact, opinion, or analysis expressed in Studies in Intelligence and publications are those of the authors. They do not necessarily reflect official positions or views of CIA or any other U.S. government entity, past or present. Nothing in the contents should be construed as asserting or implying U.S. government endorsement of an article’s factual statements and interpretations.

How to Request CSI Publications

CSI’s documents are prepared for U.S. government officials. Publications are not generally available to the public directly from CIA.

Selected documents are available for purchase at:

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