CIA: Studies in Intelligence Vol. 65, No. 4 (December 2021)

CIA: Studies in Intelligence Vol. 65, No. 4 (December 2021)

Unclassified articles and reviews from Studies in Intelligence 65, No. 4.

In Memoriam

Dr. Robert Jervis, PhD (1940–2021)


Lessons in Intelligence Analysis

Voice of Experience: Principles of Intelligence Analysis
Robert Levine

Intelligence History: Cuba’s Strategy in Latin America: Intelligence Estimates and the Historical Record
Matthew D. Jacobs

Looking for More “Imagination”: Fostering Creativity in the IC: Insights from Four Decades Ago
James D. Marchio

Intelligence and the Political Process

From an Oversight Perspective: Interview with Former US Senator Gary Hart
Interviewed by CIA’s Chief Historian David Robarge

Intelligence and Congress: The Nomination of George H. W. Bush as DCI
Timothy Ray

Intelligence in Public Media

The American War in Afghanistan: A History
Reviewed by J. R. Seeger

Clarity in Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA
Reviewed by Mike R.

Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away
Reviewed by J. E. Leonardson

Agents of Influence: Britain’s Secret Intelligence War against the IRA
Reviewed by Joseph W. Gartin

Intelligent Analysis: How To Defeat Uncertainty in High-Stakes Decisions
Reviewed by Joseph W. Gartin

3-chung sogisil ui amho: chon Yongguk chujae Pukhan kongsaThae Yong Ho ui chungon
(Password of the Three-Story Secretariat:Testimony of Thae Yong Ho, Former Minister of the North Korean Embassy in Britain)
Reviewed by Stephen C. Mercado

Intelligence Officer’s Bookshelf—December 2021
Compiled and reviewed by Hayden Peake

Books Reviewed in Studies in Intelligence in 2021

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Matthew D. Jacobs works in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and is currently serving on the President’s Daily Briefing staff.

Robert Levine is a former CIA analyst, instructor, and product evaluator in CIA’s Quality Evaluation Program.

James D. Marchio is a retired Air Force officer, former product evaluator in the Office of Analytic Integrity and Standards in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and former faculty member at the National Intelligence University.

Tim Ray is a Distinguished Graduate of the US Army War College and holds a PhD from Texas A&M University.

David Robarge is chief of CIA’s History Staff. His interview subject, Gary Hart, is a former Democratic senator of Colorado.


Joseph W. Gartin is managing editor of Studies in Intelligence.

J. E. Leonardson is the pen name of an analyst in CIA’s Directorate of Analysis.

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

Stephen Mercado is a retired Open Source Enterprise officer and regular reviewer of foreign-language media for Studies.

Mike R. is a member of CIA’s History Staff.

R. Seeger is a retired CIA paramilitary officer and a frequent reviewer of books for Studies.