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National Intelligence Council (U.S.)

Works: 152 works in 257 publications in 2 languages and 15,832 library holdings
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Classifications: JZ1570, 327.73
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Making policy in the shadow of the future by Gregory F Treverton ( )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The National Intelligence Council's (NIC's) 2008 report Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World projects what the world will look like in 2025 based on recent trends. However, as an intelligence organization, the NIC limits its report to describing the impacts of future trends on the United States -- it cannot explore the important question: How should U.S. policy adapt now to account for these trends and the future that will result from them? This paper takes on that task. It focuses on important issues for which a long-term perspective leads to different immediate choices for U.S. policy than would result from only a short-term perspective. These include energy and climate change; defense policy, including the diffusion of nuclear weapons and the movement to abolish them; the reshaping of international law and institutions; the structure of the federal government; and the U.S. relationship with Mexico. For some other issues, long- and short-term thinking produce similar conclusions; yet for still others, the two perspectives seem difficult to reconcile
Estimative products on Vietnam, 1948-1975 ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracking the dragon national intelligence estimates on China during the era of Mao, 1948-1976 by National Intelligence Council (U.S.) ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mapping the global future : report of the National Intelligence Council's 2020 Project, based on consultations with nongovernmental experts around the world by États-Unis ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Web site is an electronic version of the National Intelligence Council's 2004 report, Mapping the global future. This report addresses the NIC's 2020 Project and offers a fresh look at how key global trends might develop over the next decade and a half to influence world events. Find out how the report was put together and after what series of events. Explore the issues that are key to our future such as: cyber warfare, organized crime, the geopolitics of gas, Europe as a superpower, and Chinese economic growth
Global trends 2015 : a dialogue about the future with nongovernment experts by National Intelligence Council (U.S.) ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major conferences cosponsored by the NIC with other government and private centers in support of Global Trends 2015 included: Foreign Reactions to the Revolution in Military Affairs (Georgetown University), Evolution of the Nation-State (University of Maryland), Trends in Democratization (CIA and academic experts), American Economic Power (Industry & Trade Strategies, San Francisco, CA), Transformation of Defense Industries (International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, UK), Alternative Futures in War and Conflict (Defense Intelligence Agency and Naval War College, Newport, RI, and CIA), Out of the Box and Into the Future: A Dialogue Between Warfighters and Scientists on Far Future Warfare (Potomac Institute, Arlington, VA), Future Threat Technologies Symposium (MITRE Corporation, McLean, VA), The Global Course of the Information Revolution: Technological Trends (RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA), The Global Course of the Information Revolution: Political, Economic, and Social Consequences (RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA), The Middle East: The Media, Information Technology, and the Internet (The National Defense University). Fort McNair, Washington, DC), Global Migration Trends and Their Implications for the United States (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, DC), and Alternative Global Futures: 2000-2015 (Department of State/Bureau of Intelligence and Research and CIA's Global Futures Project)
Saddam's generals : perspectives of the Iran-Iraq War ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Overview: This monograph represents a continuation of a series of research efforts designed to extend the knowledge of the contemporary Middle East, military history, and Iraqi military effectiveness during the course of three major wars: the Iran-Iraq War, the First Gulf War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. This second volume is based on interviews with figures significant in the Iran-Iraq War, extensive examination and study of captured Iraqi records, and a review of secondary sources. The interviews presented here involve not only lengthy discussions with Lieutenant General Ra'ad Majid Rashid al-Hamdani, staff officer and battalion commander during the Iran-Iraq War, whom the Project 1946 research team had interviewed before, but similar types of discussions with a number of senior Iraqi military leaders who played key parts in the Iran-Iraq War. These were Major General Mizher Rashid al-Tarfa al-Ubaydi, a senior officer and section leader in Iraq's military intelligence service dealing with Iran during the conflict; Major General (ret) Aladdin Hussein Makki Khamas, corps chief of staff, division commander, and director of Iraq's Combat Development Directorate during the war; Lieutenant General Abid Mohammed al-Kabi, commander-in-chief of the Iraqi Navy from 1982 to 1988; and Major General 'Alwan Hassoun 'Alwan al-Abousi, a squadron and wing commander during the conflict. As a result of these interviews, the Project 1946 team deepened and extended its understanding of a number of aspects and incidents during the period. Among the insights gained were: 1) the growth of Iraqi intelligence capabilities during the war's course, 2) the growth of Saddam's perceptions on the nature of war and his broadening understanding of the naval and air wars, 3) the development of Iraqi military doctrine, 4) the lack of a clear strategic or operational vision among Iraq's leaders, military as well as civilian, at the beginning of the war, and 5) the difficulties the Iraqis confronted in incorporating technology and modern conceptions of war into military organizations that did not possess a high level of education"--p. 5-6
The future of the information revolution in Latin America proceedings of an international conference by Gregory F Treverton ( )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reports the results of a conference held to chart the future course of changes brought about by the revolution in information technology (IT) in Latin America. Although there are vast differences among Latin American nations, they face many similar problems. Their governments, though relatively important users of IT, have taken a "fiscal" rather than a "consumer" viewpoint, so that IT products remain expensive. E-commerce has been hampered by people's lack of credit cards and the lack of infrastructure for delivering purchases, and there are few Internet start-up companies because of a lack of financing. However, the successful experience of some nations, such as Costa Rica and several of the island states, has shown that it is not necessary to create IT products to use them effectively. NAFTA gives Mexico a special set of connections to the United States, including in IT. Mexico weathered the financial crises of the 1990s better than other regions because it was so closely tied to a booming U.S. economy. Although desires for national or regional autonomy will persist in Latin America, autonomy should not mean disconnecting but rather trying to structure connections to the global economy in a way that will provide maximum advantage to the nation and its citizens
Law of the sea the end game by National Intelligence Council (U.S.) ( )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yugoslavia from "national communism" to national collapse : US Intelligence Community Estimative Products on Yugoslavia, 1948-1990 by National Intelligence Council (U.S.) ( )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SARS down but still a threat by Karen Monaghan ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) highlights the evolution of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the potential implications of the disease for the United States under future scenarios. Even though SARS has infected and killed far fewer people than other common infectious diseases, it has had a disproportionately large economic and political impact because it spread in areas with broad international commercial links and received intense media attention as a mysterious new illness that seemed able to go anywhere and hit anyone. As the first infectious disease to emerge as a new cause of human illness in the 21st century, SARS underscores the growing importance of health issues in a globalized world. The future course of SARS will depend on a host of complex variables, making forecasting difficult. We constructed three scenarios to highlight various challenges that SARS might pose in the future. Scenario 1: SARS could resurface this fall but be limited to random outbreaks in a few countries, rendering it more of a public health nuisance than a crisis. Rapid activation of local and international surveillance systems would be key to containing the spread. Scenario 2: SARS could spread to poor countries in Africa or Asia, potentially generating more infections and deaths than before, but with relatively little international economic impact. The risk of spread would continue, however, even if SARS emerged in poor countries or isolated regions of Russia and China with weak health care systems. Scenario 3: SARS could come back this fall in the places it hit before -- such as China, Taiwan, Canada, and Singapore -- or hit harder in other well-connected places like the United States, Japan, Europe, India, or Brazil. Even if the number of infected persons were not significantly greater, the resurgence of the disease in globally linked countries probably would generate a significant impact again
Foreign legal and regulatory landscape its effect upon the development and growth of e-commerce ( )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East Asia and the United States current status and five-year outlook ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent Chinese leadership priorities and their implications for the United States findings of a NIC informal China advisory group meeting ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Federalism in Russian how is it working? ( )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The terrorist threat to the US homeland ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an assessment that greatly increased worldwide counterterrorism efforts over the past five years have constrained the ability of al-Qaida to attack the US Homeland again and have led terrorist groups to perceive the Homeland as a harder target to strike than on 9/11
Global governance 2025 at a critical juncture by Institut d'études de sécurité de l'Union européenne ( )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This report analyzes the gap between current international governance institutions, organizations and norms and the demands for global governance likely to be posed by long-term strategic challenges over the next 15 years. The report is the product of research and analysis by the NIC and EUISS following a series of international dialogues co-organized by the Atlantic Council, TPN, and other partner organizations in Beijing, Tokyo, Dubai, New Delhi, Pretoria, Sao Paulo & Brasilia, Moscow, and Paris."--Publisher's website
Mapping the future of the Middle East a report prepared for the National Intelligence Council based on a workshop held on 16 May 2005 ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global trends ( )
in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing global migration and its implications for the United States by États-Unis ( )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This National Intelligence Estimate focuses on the growing global movement of people and its implications for the United States. It is a follow-on study to "Global Trends 2015: A Dialogue About the Future with Nongovernment Experts," published in December 2000. "Global Trends 2015" examined the broad features of the changing security environment and identified key global drivers and their likely impact over the next 15 years. Migration will move higher on the policy agendas of many countries -- including the United States -- as new waves of legal and illegal migrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees flee poverty, conflict, and persecution in their native lands. The latest U.S. census underscored this trend in the United States, and it is undoubtedly taking place elsewhere as well. Rising migration will provide challenges and opportunities to both sending and receiving countries. Sending countries will benefit from emigrant remittances, for example, but they will lose some of their more industrious people, while returning immigrants can play both constructive and disruptive political roles. In the richer receiving countries, migration will alleviate demographic and labor force shortfalls, but it also will add to social and cultural tensions. This National Intelligence Estimate focuses on the following: (1) The causes and likely social, economic, political, and security consequences of global migration of all types on key sending and receiving regions and countries; (2) The willingness and ability of governments to control migration; (3) The scale of direct migration pressures on the United States, the impact of other countries' migration policies on such pressures, and the extent to which some countries may try to use migration as leverage in bilateral relations; and (4) The broader implications for the United States of migration trends and the migration policies of other countries
Mapping Sub-Saharan Africa's future ( )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This paper summarizes a one-day conference of US experts on Africa convened in January 2005 and sponsored by the National Intelligence Council to discuss likely trends in Sub-Saharan Africa over the next 15 years. It was prepared under the auspices of the National Intelligence Officer for Africa."--Cover
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Amerikas Savienotās Valstis. Central Intelligence Agency. National Intelligence Council
Intelligence Council
Intelligence Council United States
Nacionalʹnyj Razvedyvatelʹnyj Sovet
Nacionalʹnyj Razvedyvatelʹnyj Sovet United States
Narodowa Rada Wywiadu USA.
National Intelligence Council.
National Intelligence Council (ASV)
National Intelligence Council (Spojené státy americké)
National Intelligence Council United States
Nat︠s︡ionalʹnyĭ razvedyvatelʹnyĭ sovet SShA
NIC Abkuerzung
NIC (National Intelligence Council)
NIC (National Intelligence Council, USA)
Sjedinjene Američke Države. National Intelligence Council
Spojené státy americké. Central Intelligence Agency. National Intelligence Council
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Spojené státy americké National Intelligence Council
United States. Central Intelligence Agency. National Intelligence Council.
United States Nacionalʹnyj Razvedyvatelʹnyj Sovet
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