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Intelligence Analysis

Intelligence Analysis
A Target-Centric Approach

Seventh Edition

August 2022 | 512 pages | CQ Press
Now in its Seventh Edition, Robert M. Clark's Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach once again delivers a consistent, clear method for teaching intelligence analysis, demonstrating how a collaborative, target-centric approach leads to sharper and more effective analysis. In addition to looking at the intelligence cycle, collection, managing analysis, and dealing with intelligence customers, the author also examines key advances and emerging fields like prescriptive intelligence. Through features like end-of-chapter questions to spark classroom discussion, this text combines a practical approach to modeling with an insider perspective to serve as an ideal and insightful resource for students as well as practitioners.

Part I. The Process, the Participants, and the Product
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Intelligence in the Age of Contested Norms and Persistent Disorder
Chapter 3. The Intelligence Process
Chapter 4. The Customer
Chapter 5. The Analyst
Chapter 6. The Analytic Network
Chapter 7. The Intelligence Product
Part II. The Analysis Process
Chapter 8. The Intelligence Issue
Chapter 9. Target Models
Chapter 10. The Target Framework
Chapter 11. Analyzing Existing Intelligence
Chapter 12. The Information Sources: Filling Gaps
Chapter 13. Denial, Deception, and Signaling
Chapter 14. Gaining Customer Acceptance
Part III. Anticipatory Intelligence
Chapter 15. Anticipatory Analysis: Forces
Chapter 16. Anticipatory Analysis: Methodology
Chapter 17. Outcome Scenarios
Chapter 18. Systems Modeling and Analysis
Chapter 19. Relationship Modeling and Analysis
Chapter 20. Geospatial Modeling and Analysis
Chapter 21. Simulation Modeling
Chapter 22. Prescriptive Intelligence
Chapter 23. Case Study: A Tale of Two NIEs

Text provides additional insight to conducting intelligence analysis.

Mr Christopher Hickey
College of Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University
July 1, 2023

Book presented the depth and interesting topics to convince students to purchase and follow

Mr Nikhil Bhardwaj
Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University
January 8, 2023
Key features
  • A new chapter on the emerging field of prescriptive intelligence
  • Updated examples and case studies throughout look at contemporary issues
  • A revised chapter on the analytic network covers advancements in the application of a target-centric approach within fusion centers
  • Revised content applicable to both introductory and advanced intelligence studies courses

KEY FEATURES:           

  • Over 70 tables and figures help illustrate various techniques and models.        
  • “Analysis Principles” boxes summarize touchstones of intelligence analysis.         
  • Contrasting NIE case studies are examined at the end of the book.   

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