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Secret intelligence in the European states system, 1918-1989

Author: Jonathan Haslam; Karina Urbach
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The history of secret intelligence, like secret intelligence itself, is fraught with difficulties surrounding both the reliability and completeness of the sources, and the motivations behind their release--which can be the product of ongoing propaganda efforts as well as competition among agencies. Indeed, these difficulties lead to the Scylla and Charybdis of overestimating the importance of secret intelligence for  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Haslam; Karina Urbach
ISBN: 9780804783590 0804783594
OCLC Number: 840934584
Description: viii, 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Humint" by default and the problem of trust : Soviet intelligence, 1917/1941 / by Jonathan Haslam --
Barbarossa and the bomb : two cases of Soviet intelligence in World War II / by David Holloway --
Seeking a scapegoat : intelligence and grand strategy in France, 1919/1940 / by Stephen Schuker. --
French intelligence about the East, 1945/1968 / by Georges Soutou --
British intelligence during the Cold War / by Richard Aldrich --
The Stasi confronts Western subversion, 1966/1975 / by Oliver Bange --
The West German secret services during the Cold War / by Holger Afflerbach.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Haslam and Karina Urbach.
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A collection of essays that analyze the recent evidence concerning the history of the European state system of the last century, offering an array of insights across countries and across time.  Read more...


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