Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis

CQ Press - Pherson showcase fifty-five structured analytic techniques―five new to this edition―that represent the most current best practices in intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, and business analysis. And randolph H. In this second edition of Structured Analytic Techniques for Intelligence Analysis, authors Richards J.

Cases in Intelligence Analysis: Structured Analytic Techniques in Action

CQ Press - The detailed instructor materials--available as a free PDF download to all readers from the publisher webpage--include notional solutions, efficient, key takeaways, and multimedia ancillaries that make teaching and learning effective, and rewarding. In addition to their value as discussion cases, the case studies provide an experiential learning environment students can use to employ 27 different structured analytic techniques.

Cq press. Each turnkey case delivers a captivating narrative, recommended readings, discussion questions, and a series of engaging analytic exercises. The result is a well-rounded and absorbing group of seventeen cases on events in foreign intelligence, terrorism, homeland security, law enforcement, counterintelligence, and decision-making support.

Cases in Intelligence Analysis: Structured Analytic Techniques in Action - In this greatly expanded second edition, Beebe and Pherson have added five new and compelling case studies and fifteen new exercises that challenge students to engage in thorough and systematic thought.

Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence

CQ Press - New material includes a chapter on working with statistics and probabilities at an introductory level; discussions on how to work with social media; managing the "big data" phenomenon and what role analysis plays both at the front and back end of utilizing such information. The "analyst’s roadmap" provides an at-a-glance "map" for readers depicting the best practices involved in perfecting the analytical product.

Cq press. A set of carefully crafted case studies on national intelligence, homeland security, and law enforcement issues illustrate how to apply these critical thinking skills tie directly to end-of-chapter questions, providing valuable self-assessment opportunities. With this second edition of Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence, Randolph H.

Each of the book’s chapters are consistently organized, enabling students and analysts alike to easily trace the key steps of: Setting the Stage; Looking More Deeply; Key Takeaways; Considering the Case Study, and the book’s illustrations include useful graphics that diagram and display the processes and structured analytic techniques for arriving at the best possible analytical products.

Critical Thinking for Strategic Intelligence - This indispensable text is framed around 20 key questions that all analysts must ask themselves as they prepare to conduct research, evaluate sources of information, draft papers, generate hypotheses, and ultimately present analysis. Pherson and katherine hibbs Pherson update their highly regarded, easy-to-use handbook for developing core critical thinking skills and analytic techniques.

Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach

CQ Press - Thoroughly revised to reflect the changes in the constantly shifting landscape of intelligence, the Fifth Edition contains a new chapter that frames the nature of intelligence in 21st century conflict. The book also accounts for recent events such as the rise of ISIL and the conflict in Ukraine, and contains new examples throughout.

. Cq press. Clark’s intelligence analysis: a target-Centric Approach demonstrates that a collaborative, target-centric approach leads to sharper and more effective analysis, while better meeting the needs of the customer. Clark’s practical information and insider perspective create the perfect resource for students and practitioners alike.

The Thinker's Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving

Crown Business - Cq press. An invaluable resource for any manager or professional, practical methods for simplifying any problem and making faster, this book offers a collection of proven, better decisions every time. From the Hardcover edition. Crown Business.

Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy

CQ Press - Crown Business. New sections have been added offering a brief summary of the major laws governing U. S. Lowenthal’s trusted guide is the go-to resource for understanding how the intelligence community’s history, structure, procedures, and functions affect policy decisions. Intelligence today such as domestic intelligence collection, whistleblowers vs.

Cq press. In this seventh edition, lowenthal examines cyber space and the issues it presents to the intelligence community such as defining cyber as a new collection discipline; the implications of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s staff report on enhanced interrogation techniques; the rise of the Islamic State; and the issues surrounding the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy - . Leakers, and the growing field of financial intelligence. Mark M.

Analytic Writing Guide

Pherson Associates, LLC - Crown Business. The objective is to show how best to inform a busy reader or decisionmaker who is often preoccupied with other tasks. Cq press. The primary audiences for the Guide are analysts working in intelligence, law enforcement, and the business world. The principles underlying the teaching points, however, are applicable to anyone seeking to communicate ideas more effectively--including high school and university students.

. It is not a book about grammar; neither is it a treatise on critical thinking. The analytic writing guide offers a mix of strategic and tactical advice for writers of analytic papers, ranging from how to get started to how to order information in a paragraph. Grammar and style are undeniably important, but elegantly written sentences will fail to communicate the paper's conclusions if the flow of ideas and information is flawed.

Analyzing Intelligence: National Security Practitioners' Perspectives

Georgetown University Press - Cq press. Crown Business. Analyzing intelligence, now in a revised and extensively updated second edition, assesses the state of the profession of intelligence analysis from the practitioners point of view. New chapters by practitioners broaden the original volume's discussion of the analyst-policymaker relationship by addressing analytic support to the military customer as well as by demonstrating how structured analysis can benefit military commanders on the battlefield.

Analyzing intelligence is written for national security practitioners such as producers and users of intelligence, as well as for scholars and students seeking to understand the nature and role of intelligence analysis, its strengths and weaknesses, and steps that can improve it and lead it to a more recognizable profession.

Analyzing Intelligence: National Security Practitioners' Perspectives - The most comprehensive and up-to-date volume on professional intelligence analysis as practiced in the US Government, Analyzing Intelligence is essential reading for practitioners and users of intelligence analysis, as well as for students and scholars in security studies and related fields. The contributors―most of whom have held senior positions in the US intelligence community―review the evolution of the field, pitfalls in analysis, the rise of new challenges, and the lessons from new training and techniques designed to deal with 21st century national security problems.

This second edition updates this indispensable book with new chapters that highlight advances in applying more analytic rigor to analysis, training, along with expertise-building, and professional development.

Communicating with Intelligence: Writing and Briefing for National Security Security and Professional Intelligence Education Series

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - Cq press. It also responded to the increased number of degrees in intelligence and national security offered in academic institutions. Crown Business. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. Aimed at students, and practitioners, the book is designed to provide all necessary information on how to prepare, faculty, write, and read intelligence publications:Foundations of successful intelligence communicationDifferences between academic and intelligence writing How to use arguments Framework for analysisWriting toolkitHow the briefing process worksGuide to creating citationsHow to handle classified materialsSamples of individual and group exercisesThis fully revised and expanded edition will be an essential tool for anyone who needs to learn or hone their skills in how to communicate with intelligence effectively.

Communicating with intelligence was the first book to teach the skills needed to make sure that papers, reports, and other products be correctly written by intelligence students and professionals.

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis

Martino Fine Books - Crown Business. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. The articles are intended to help the intelligence analysts understand and interpreted the issues that most intelligence analysts face. The essays selected are the most relevant to intelligence analysis and most in need of communication to intelligence analysts.

. Cq press. 2018 reprint of 1999 Edition. The information is relatively timeless and still relevant to the never-ending quest for better analysis. The articles are based on reviewing cognitive psychology literature concerning how people process information to make judgments on incomplete and ambiguous information.

Psychology of Intelligence Analysis - Full facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. This volume pulls together and republishes, updating, and additions, with some editing, articles written during 1978-86 for internal use within the CIA Directorate of Intelligence.

A Tradecraft Primer: Structured Analytic Techniques for Improving Intelligence Analysis

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - Cq press. Rather, the primer highlights how structured analytic techniques can help one challenge judgments, stimulate creativity, identify mental mindsets, and manage uncertainty. This primer highlights structured analytic techniques-some widely used in the private sector and academia, some unique to the intelligence profession.

It is not a comprehensive overview of how intelligence officers conduct analysis. Crown Business. Rowman Littlefield Publishers. In short, incorporating regular use of techniques such as these can enable one to structure thinking for wrestling with difficult questions.