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Volume 68, No. 1 (Extracts, March 2024)

Studies in Intelligence 68, No. 1 (Extracts, March 2024)

Articles and reviews from Studies in Intelligence 68, No. 1 (March 2024)


Intelligence Today and Tomorrow

Future of Intelligence: “The Incalculable Element”: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence by Zachery Tyson Brown

Revisiting a Question Asked in 2009: What Are We Talking About Now, When We Talk About Counterintelligence? by John Ehrman

An Early Influence Operation: The Albert Briefcase Affair-A 100-Year Cover-up of a British Propaganda Coup by Heribert von Feilitzsch and Charles H. Harris, III

Intelligence in Public Media

Perspectives on The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA
Reviewed by Brent Geary and Linda Weissgold

Getting Russia Right
Reviewed by Sarah

The Lumumba Plot: The Secret History of the CIA and a Cold War Assassination
Reviewed by Paul Kepp

The Padre: The True Story of the Irish Priest Who Armed
the IRA with Gaddafi’s Money

Stakeknife’s Dirty War: The Inside Story of Scappaticci, the IRA’s Nutting Squad, and the British Spooks Who Ran the War
There Will Be Fire: Margaret Thatcher, the IRA, and the Two Minutes That Changed History
Reviewed by Joseph Gartin

The Routledge Handbook of Disinformation and National Security
Reviewed by Michael J. Ard

Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America’s Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World
Reviewed by David A. Welker

Beyond the Wall: A History of East Germany
Retracing the Iron Curtain: A 3,000-Mile Journey Through the End and Afterlife of the Cold War
Reviewed by Graham Alexander

Subversion: The Strategic Weaponization of Narratives
Reviewed by JR Seeger

Central Park West (A Novel)
Reviewed by Mike R.

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf - March 2024
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake and other contributors

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Article Contributors

Zachery Tyson Brown is a national security futurist with The Aerospace Corporation’s Strategic Foresight Team. He focuses on the intersection of strategy, policy, and emerging and disruptive technologies. He is a US Army veteran, former defense intelligence officer, and a graduate of NIU.

John Ehrman is a retired CIA analyst.

Heribert von Feilitzsch is a writer and historian with degrees from the University of Arizona and Wake Forest University. He has written several books on the German Secret Service in North America during 1908–1918. His coauthor, Charles H. Harris, III, is professor emeritus of history at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces. He has written and co-authored 10 books.


Graham Alexander is the penname of a CIA operations officer and frequent media reviewer for Studies.

Michael Ard is a former CIA officer. He is now a professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he directs the graduate program in intelligence analysis.

Joseph Gartin is managing editor of Studies.
Brent Geary is a member of CIA’s History Staff and the the Studies Editorial Board.

Paul Kepp is a retired CIA operations officer and member of the Studies Editorial Board.

Hayden Peake served in CIA’s Directorates of Operations and Science and Technology. He has contributed to the Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf since 2002.

Mike R. is a member of CIA’s History Staff and a frequent media reviewer for Studies.

Sarah is a CIA senior analyst focused on Russia.

J.R. Seeger is a retired CIA paramilitary officer and a frequent media reviewer for Studies.

Linda Weissgold served as the deputy director of CIA for analysis from February 2020 until April 2023. A recipient of the CIA’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal, she retired after a 37-year career at CIA in June 2023.

David Welker is a member of CIA’s History staff.

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