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Intelligence Studies

Studies in Intelligence 67, No. 1 (Extracts, March 2023)

Unclassified articles and reviews from Studies in Intelligence 67, No. 1 (March 2023)


In Memoriam: Former DDCIA Vaughn Bishop (1946–2023)


Intelligence on the High Seas: Using Intelligence to Counter Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing

Peter C. Oleson

From the Archive—Guardian Spies: The US Coast Guard and OSS Maritime Operations During World War II

LCDR Michael Bennett, USCG

Intelligence in Public Media

Former Intelligence Officer Responds to The Fourth Man

Dr. Richard Rita

Review Essay: Memoir of an Attorney General One Damn Thing After Another, by William P. Barr

Mike R.

Review Essay: Perspectives on Japan’s Intelligence and National Security Challenges

Reviewed by W. Lee Radcliffe

Spying Through a Glass Darkly: The Ethics of Espionage and Counter-Intelligence

Reviewed by Joseph Gartin

Accidental Czar: The Life and Lies of Vladimir Putin

Reviewed by Ursula Wilder

Russian “Hybrid Warfare”: Resurgence and Politicization

Reviewed by Christopher Bort

Understanding the New Proxy Wars: Battlegrounds and Strategies Reshaping the Greater Middle East

Reviewed by Alissa M.

White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa

Reviewed by Charles Long

From Development to Democracy: The Transformation of Modern Asia

Reviewed by Anthony T. Sutton

Need to Know: World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence

Reviewed by J.R. Seeger

Capturing Eichmann: The Memoir of a Mossad Spymaster

Reviewed by Ian B. Ericson

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf—March 2023

Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake and others

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Article Contributors

Michael Bennett was, at time his article was published a Lieutenant Commander in the US Coast Guard.

Peter Oleson is a former assistant director for plans and policy at the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Dr. Richard Rita is a retired CIA counterintelligence officer.


Graham Alexander* is the pen name of a CIA operations officer and regular contributor.

Christopher Bort is a CIA senior analyst and former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia.

Ian B. Ericson is the pen name of a CIA officer.

Joseph Gartin is the managing editor of Studies. One of his two reviews appears in Bookshelf.

J. E. Leonardson* is the pen name of a CIA analyst.

Charles Long is the pen name of a retired CIA operations officer who served in Africa.

Alissa M. is a CIA analyst specializing in Middle East governance.

Hayden Peake* served in CIA’s Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has contributed to the Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf since 2002. He was recognized recently for his 20 years of work on Bookshelf, which has included more than 1,100 of his reviews.

Mike R.* is a member of CSI’s History Staff.

W. Lee Radcliffe is a member of the Senior Digital Service in the CIA’s Directorate of Digital Innovation and has covered Asia and Eurasia for more than 20 years.

J.R. Seeger is a retired CIA operations officer.

Anthony T. Sutton is a CIA analyst focusing on governance.

Dr. Ursula Wilder is a DDCIA Fellow at the Center for the Study of Intelligence.