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Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989
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Secret Intelligence in the European States System, 1918-1989

Jonathan Haslam and Karina Urbach

Abstract

Like secret intelligence itself, the history of secret intelligence is elusive, for unknowns abound regarding the reliability and completeness of sources, and the motivations behind their release, which are often the product of ongoing propaganda efforts as well as competition among agencies. Indeed, these difficulties lead to the challenge of both overestimating and underestimating the importance of secret intelligence for foreign policy and statecraft. In recent decades, however, traditional perspectives have shifted ground and judgments can be revised in light of new evidence. This volume b ... More

Keywords: secret intelligence, Soviet, Cold War, Stasi, Europe, cointel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780804783590
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804783590.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Haslam, editor

Karina Urbach, editor

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