Basic Books

GOLDMAN, Jan; Words of Intelligence: A Dictionary, Scarecrow Press, 2006, 177 p

SHULSKY, Abram; Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence (3d Edition), Potomac Books, 2002, 285 p (Very well done on the basic of Intelligence)

DULLES, Allen; The Craft of Intelligence, The Lyons Press, 2006, 279 (Published in 1963 but still useful)

BAUD, Jacques; Encyclopédie du renseignement et des services secrets, Lavauzelle, 2002, 740 p (Basic knowledges and a bit old, to be used as a tool)

BAUD, Jacques ; Le renseignement et la lutte contre le terrorisme, Lavauzelle, 2005, 412p

RICHELSON, Jeffrey; The US Intelligence Community, Westview Press, 592p

CARAMELLO, Frédéric ; Renseignement humain, sécurité et management, Lavauzelle, 2008, 464p

LAQUEUR Walter, A World of secrets, The Uses and Limits of Intelligence, Basic Bokks, 1987, 404 p

JACKSON, Peter; SCOTT, LV; Understanding Intelligence in the Twenty-First Century: Journeys in Shadows, Routledge, 2004, 256 p

HERMAN, Michael; Intelligence Power in Peace and War, Cambridge University Press, 1996, 436 p

HERMAN, Michael; Intelligence Services in the Information Age, Routledge, 2001, 256 p

HITZ, Frederick; Why Spy, Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty, St Martin’s Griffin, 2009, 224 p

STEELE, Robert David; On Intelligence, Spies and Secrecy in an Open World, OSS International Press, 2001, 495 p

ANDREW, Christopher; Secret Intelligence, Routledge, 2009, 576 p

TREVERTON, Gregory; Reshaping National Intelligence for an Age of Information, Cambridge University Press, 2003, 288 p

TREVERTON, Gregory; Intelligence for an Age of Terror, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 320 p


KEEGAN, John; Intelligence in War: The value–and limitations–of what the military can learn about the enemy, Vintage, 2004, 432 p

Some more to be added soon


BETTS, Richard ; Enemies of Intelligence, Knowledge and Power in American National Security, Columbia University Press, 2009, 264 p

RICHELSON, Jeffrey; The US Intelligence Community, Westview Press, 2007, 608 p

WHITE, C.T; Intelligence/Counter Intelligence, Operation Trade Craft, AuthorHouse, 2005, 136 p

PREOBRAZHENSKY, Konstantin; FSB, New Trojan Horse, Gerad Group Publishing, 2009, 224 p

LITVINENKO, Alexander; FELSHTINSKY, Yuri; Blowing Up Russia: The Secret Plot to Bring Back KGB Terror, Encounter Books, 2007, 295 p

ANDREW, Christopher; MITROKHIN, Vasili; The Sword and the Shield, The Mitrokhin Archives and the Secret History of the KGB, Basic Books, 2000, 700 p

ANDREW, Christopher; MITROKHIN, Vasili; The World Was Going Our Way: The KGB and the Battle for the the Third World: Newly Revealed Secrets from the Mitrokhin Archive, Basic Books, 2006, 736 p

MITROKHIN, Vasili; KGB Lexicon: The Soviet Intelligence Officer’s Handbook, Routledge, 2002, 480 p

OUGARTCHINSKA, Roumiana; KGB & Cie à l’assaut de l’Europe, Editions Anne Carrière, 2005, 377 p

FELSHTINSKY, Yuri ; PRIBYLOVSKY, Vladimir; The Corporation: Russia and the KGB in the Age of President Putin, Encounter Books, 2009, 537 p

Some more to be added soon on MOSSAD, MI5 or 6, BND…

Counter Intelligence

JOHNSON, William ; Thwarting Enemies at Home and Abroad, How to be CounterIntelligence Officer, Georgetown University Press, 2009, 222 p

CLARK, Laura; ALGAIER, William; Surveillance Detection, The Art of Prevention, Cradle Press, 2007, 208 p

WHITE, C.T.; Intelligence / Counter Intelligence, Authorhouse, 2005, 127 p

DAVIES, Barry; Streetwise Spycraft, Carlton Books, 2007, 176

Ethics and Intelligence

OLSON, James; Fair Play: The moral Dilemmas of Spying, Potomac Books, 2006, 290 p

GOLDMAN Jan; Ethics of Spying: a Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Scarecrow Press, 2006, 407 p

GOLDMAN Jan; Ethics of Spying, Tome 2, Scarecrow Press, 2010, 264 p

Three very good books. Olson is a former Chief CIA Counterintelligence and Goldman teaches at the Joint Military Intelligence College.

PERRY, David; Partly Cloudy, Ethics in War, Espionage, Covert Action and Interrogation, Scarecrow Press, 2009, 245 p

Intelligence and Analysis

MAJOR, James; Communicating with Intelligence, Scarecrow Press, 2008, 420 p

MAJOR, James; Writing Classified and Unclassified Papers for National Security, Scarecrow Press, 2009, 234p

JONES, Morgan; The Thinker’s Toolkit: 14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving, Three Rivers Press, 1998, 384 p (Basic book used by the CIA)

HEUER, Richards; Psychology of Intelligence Analysis, Center for the Study of Intelligence, 1999, 184 p (Also a basic books used by the CIA. Now only in Second hand bookshops or on the CIA website)

CLARK, Robert; Intelligence Analysis: A Target-Centric Approach (2d Edition), CQ Press, 2007, 321 p (Former Intelligence Analyst for 36 years)

LOWENTHAL, Mark; Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy (3d Edition), CQ Press, 2006, 334 p (Very well known and respected, Lowenthal was a high ranking officer in the US Intell Community)

GEORGE, Roger; Intelligence and the National Security Strategist, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006, 596p

GEORGE, Roger; Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles and Innovations, Georgetown University Press, 2008, 340p

BEN ISRAEL, Isaac; Philosophie du Renseignement, logique et morale de l’espionage ; Editions de l’Eclat, 2004, 227 p

CLAUSER, Jerome; Intelligence Research and Analysis, The Scarecrow Press, 2008, 218 p

MOORE, David; Critical Thinking and Intelligence Analysis, JMIC, 2010, 156 p

COTTRELL, Stella; Critical Thinking Skills, Palgrave McMillan, 2005, 250 p

Strategic analysis & Foresight:

GRABO, Cynthia; Anticipating Surprise: Analysis for Strategic Warning, University Press of America, 2004, 174p (A specific book dedicated to Strategic Warning and Analysis from a former Intelligence analyst)

LESOURNE, Jacques; Les Crises aux XXIème siècle, Odile Jacobs, 2009, 346 p

JOHNSON, Loch; WIRTZ; James; Strategic Intelligence, Windows into a Secret World, an Anthology, Roxburry Publishing Company, 2004, 473 p

McDOWELL, Don; Strategic Intelligence: A Handbook for Practitioners, Managers and Users, Scarecrow Press, 2009, 286 p

WOHLSTETTER, Roberta; Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision, Standford University Press, 1962, 428 p

QUIGGIN, Thomas; Seeing the Invisible, National Security Intelligence in an Uncertain Age, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2007, 220 p

STEELE, Robert David; Intelligence for Earth: Clarity, Diversity, Integrity, & Sustainability, Earth Intelligence Network, 2010, 240 p

BETTS, Richard; Paradoxes of Strategic Intelligence, Routledge, 2003, 210 p

 Intelligence Failure

JONES, Ishmael; The Human Factor, Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture, Encounter Books, 2008, 350 p

ROSSMILLER, A.J; Still Broken, A Recruit’s Inside Account of Intelligence Failures, From Baghdad to the Pentagon, Presidio Press, 2008, 256 p

JERVIS, Robert; Why Intelligence Fails, Lessons From the Iranian Revolution and the Irak War, Cornell University Press, 2010, 237 p

Outsourcing / Private Intelligence

SHORROCK, Tim; Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing, Simon & Schuster, 2008, 448 p

Information Operation

AARONOVITCH, David; Voodoo Histories, The Role of Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History, Riverhead Hardcover, 2010, 400 p

GOODMAN, Michael; DOVER, Robert, Spinning Intelligence, Why Intelligence Needs the Media, Why the Media Needs Intelligence, Columbia University Press, 2009, 320 p

DAVIES, Nick; Flat Earth News, Random House, 2009, 320 p

STEELE, Robert David; Information Operation, All Information, All Languages, All Time, OSS International Press, 2006, 362 p

DENECE, Eric; Renseignement, Médias et Démocratie, Ellipses, 2009, 301 p

ROBERTS, Alasdair ; Blacked out, Government Secrecy in the Information Age, Cambridge University Press, 2006, 334 p

ELLUL, Jacques; Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitude, Vintage, 1973, 352 p

BERNAYS, Edward ; Propaganda, Ig Publishing, 2004, 175 p

CHAKOTIN, Serge ; Rape of the Masses: The Psychology of Totalitarian Political Propaganda, Haskell House Pub, 1971, 299 p

CONSERVA, Henry; Propaganda Techniques, 1st Books Library, 2003, 120 p

WHALEY, Barton; Stratagem, Deception and Surprise in War, Artech House publishers, 2007, 562 p

GORDON, Roy; WIRTZ, James; Strategic Denial and Deception, Transaction Publishers, 2002, 256 p

WALTZ, Edward; Counterdeception Principles and Applications for National Security, Artech House Publishers, 2007, 338 p

GODSON, Roy; Dirty Tricks or Trump Cards: U.S. Covert Action and Counterintelligence, Transaction Publishers, 2000, 337 p

CHOMSKY, Noam; HERMAN, Edward; Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, Pantheon, 2002, 480 p

RID, Thomas; War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age, Praeger, 2009, 280 p

ARMISTEAD, Leigh; Information Operations Matters, Potomac Books, 2010, 152 p

Ideas and reflexions

TALEB, Nassim Nicholas; The Black Swan, The Impact of the Highly Improbable, Random House, 2007, 366 p

TALEB, Nassim Nicholas; Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets, Random House, 2008, 368 p

SUROWIECKI, James; The Wisdom of the Crowds, Anchor, 2005, 336 p

RAMO, Joshua Copper; The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It, Little, Brown and Company, 2009, 288 p

GAWANDE, Atul; The Check List Manifesto, How To Get Things Right, Metropolitan Books, 2009, 224 p

DESPORTES, Vincent ; Décider dans l’incertitude, Economica, 2007, 219 p

GLADWELL, Malcom; The Tipping Point, How little Things can Make Big Differences,

Back Bay Books, 2002, 304 p

GLADWELL, Malcom; Blink, The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Back Bay Books, 2007, 320 p

NAIM, Moise; Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, Anchor, 2006, 352 p

NYE, Joseph; Soft Power, The Means to Success in World Politics, PublicAffairs, 2005, 208 p

JERVIS Robert, Perception and Misperception in International Politics, Princeton University Press, 1976, 464 p

BARABASI, Albert-Laszlo; Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means, Plume, 2003, 304 p

STIGLITZ, Joseph; The Right to Know, Transparency for an Open World, Columbia University Press, 2007, 376 p

JACOBS, Jane; Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics, Vintage, 1994, 256 p

Intelligence and Economy

Some more to be added


Intelligence and Communication

CLARKE, Richard; Cyber War, The Next Threat to National Security and What to do about It, Harper Collins, 2010, 290 p