SEST-716 Foreign Intelligence Communities
Fall for 2017-2018
This course examines foreign intelligence communities and the policy issues they face and has four purposes. The first is to provide students with a better understanding of the foreign,
domestic, military, signals, and imagery intelligence agencies of the U.S. allies, partners, and adversaries, as well as the patterns of conflict and inter-agency collaboration between them. The second purpose is for students to learn the brief histories of foreign intelligence services, their
current organizational structures, leadership dynamics, main missions and activities, as well as tactics, techniques, and procedures. The third purpose is for students to get familiar with the major threats and opportunities facing foreign intelligence communities and learn how they address them to defend their national interests and advance their policy priorities in key functional areas. The fourth purpose is for students to develop critical thinking and writing skills so that they can produce high quality analytical products for various types of consumers, using open source information.
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Fall '17: Mansourov A (file download)
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