PSI Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence

National Approaches

by Stuart Farson, Peter Gill, Mark Phythian, Shlomo Shpiro


A comparative study of national intelligence systems and international cooperation in the post-9/11 context

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April 2008


Pages 700
Volumes 2
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Security Studies/International and Transnational Security
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Over recent years, security and intelligence issues have been pushed to the forefront of global political debate to an unprecedented degree. Books on all aspects of intelligence have been released, but significant gaps remain. One important gap lies in the absence of an authoritative and comparative look at national approaches to security and intelligence and the resulting impact on international cooperation. Given the range of countries that need to be represented to produce an authoritative account of an issue of such global relevance and importance, a single volume would prove inadequate. This two-volume work provides chapters on national cultures of security and intelligence, which address common questions and themes. Countries have been chosen that are representative or significant to given regions, with authors covering strategic environment, regime type, accountability, impact of 9/11, international cooperation, and national cultures of intelligence.

While concerned with national approaches, the volumes recognize and analyze developments in international intelligence co-operation. The authors address the extent of co-operation with other national security and intelligence agencies and consider special relationships' where they exist. Each volume contains a separate chapter on developments in the internationalisation of intelligence.

Series Description

Praeger Security International

As the world gets "smaller" through technology and globalization, the security risks we face grow and multiply.

International security in the 21st century is not a topic that can be adequately addressed in nightly news soundbites or online articles intended to be relevant for 24 hours or less. Comprehending these complex issues requires insight from foreign policy specialists, diplomats, military officials, peace scholars, historians, and security experts—participants and observers on all sides of each conflict. This series provides the tools for understanding security issues in our uncertain, unstable world.

Covering global hot spots from Iran to Venezuela and subjects ranging from terrorism and cyber warfare to food security, books in the Praeger Security International series give readers access to carefully considered and highly informed viewpoints on the critical security issues that threaten to destabilize our world. With titles authored by diplomats, academic researchers, journalists, military leaders and combatants, legal experts, psychologists, and other knowledgeable specialists, these books offer in-depth analysis and international perspectives that are unavailable in the mass media. These titles represent an invaluable resource for students, researchers, and policymakers as well as for anyone who seeks a deeper understanding of the complex issues that affect our lives and future.


  • Provides reliable, comprehensive information on all matters relating to security that is ideal for students, teachers, researchers, and professionals
  • Offers insightful commentaries written by a diverse group of scholars and experts who provide interdisciplinary treatments of newsworthy events and important historical occurrences
Table of Contents

Volume 1: The Americas and AsiaPrefaceIntroduction Peter GillPart One: North AmericaCanada Stuart Farson and Reg WhitakerThe United States Loch JohnsonMexico Imtiaz HussainPart Two: Central and South AmericaArgentina - Priscila AntunesBrazil Marco Cepik and Tom BruneauColombia Steve BorazCuba Hal KlepakPart Three: AustralasiaAustralia David Martin Jones and Carl UngererNew Zealand Willem de LintPart Four: AsiaIndia Rahul Roy-ChaudhuryPakistan - Asad DurraniIndonesia Damien KingsburyJapan Hajime KitaokaSouth Korea Jon MoranVietnam Carl Thayer
Volume 2: Europe, the Middle East, and South AfricaPart Five: North and West EuropeGermany Anna DaunNetherlands - Beatrice de GraafSpain - Antonio M. Daz FernndezSweden Dennis TllborgUnited Kingdom Mark PhythianPart Six: South and East EuropeAlbania - Sotiraq HroniBosnia and Herzegovina Kalman KocsisBulgaria Vesselin PetkovGreece - John NomikosRussia Andrei SoldatovEuropean intelligence collaboration Thorsten WetzlingPart Seven: Middle EastIran - Meir JavedanfarIraq David Strachan-MorrisIsrael Shlomo ShpiroJordan - Nawaf TellPalestine - Roland Friedrich and Mohammed NajibPart Eight:South Africa Kevin OBrienConclusions Shlomo ShpiroIndexAbout the Editors and Contributors



"Legal framework, influences on national security policies and more make this set an invaluable reference."The Bookwatch

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