Intelligence Studies

Studies in Intelligence Vol. 66, No. 2 (June 2022)

Unclassified articles and reviews from Studies in Intelligence 66, No. 2


Fifty Years On: The White House, Richard Helms, and Watergate—by Peter Usowski

Libya and Nautical Terrorism: Revisiting the 1984 Naval Mining of the Red Sea: Intelligence Challenges and Lessons—by Richard A. Mobley

Intelligence in Public Media

The Economic Weapon: The Rise of Sanctions as a Tool of Modern War —Reviewed by Thomas G. Coffey

The World According to China—Reviewed by Jeffrey W

African Intelligence Services: Early Postcolonial and Contemporary Challenges—Reviewed by Charles Long

Three Dangerous Men: Russia, China, Iran, and the Rise of Irregular Warfare


Nonstate Warfare: The Military Methods of Guerrillas, Warlords, and Militias—Both reviewed by J.R. Seeger

Disruption: Inside the Largest Counterterrorism Investigation in History—Reviewed by J.R. Seeger

Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy—Reviewed by Alan Fisher

The Stasi Poetry Circle: The Creative Writing Class that Tried to Win the Cold War


The Matchmaker: A Spy in Berlin—Both reviewed by JE Leonardson

Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II—Reviewed by Warren Fishbein

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf—June 2022—Reviewed and compiled by Hayden Peake and others

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Article Contributors

Richard Mobley is a retired CIA military analysts and frequent Studies contributor.

Peter Usowski is the director of CSI.


Alan Fisher is a retired CIA analyst and manager who is currently an intelligence scholar in CSI’s Lessons Learned Program.

Thomas Coffey is a member of CSI’s Lessons Learned Program.

Warren Fishbein is a retired CIA analyst, manager, and methodologist.

Joseph Gartin is the managing editor of Studies.

Chris K. is a member of CSI’s Lessons Learned Program.

J. E. Leonardson is the pen name of an analyst in the CIA’s Directorate of Analysis. In April he was awarded a Studies in Intelligence award for sustained contributions of book reviews.

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

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 CSI’s History Staff.

J.R. Seeger is a former CIA operations officer and regular Studies contributor.

Jeffrey W. is a longtime China analyst.