Western intelligence and the collapse of the Soviet Union, 1980-1990 [electronic resource] : ten years that did not shake the world / David Arbel and Ran Edelist.
- Standardized Title:
- ʻIṿaron. English
- London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, c2003.
1 online resource (343 p.)
- Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Intelligence service -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Intelligence service -- International cooperation.
Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1985-1991.
- Electronic books.
- In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. It was an event of major historic and global dimensions, yet it took the entire world totally by suprise. In this book, the authors interview dozens of people who dealt with Soviet affairs in the 1980s, all of who admit to having been caught off guard.
- Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Threat; 2 The Myth; 3 Conceptual Conformity; 4 The Great Surprise; 5 The Writing on the Wall; 6 Why the West Failed to See the Writing on the Wall; 7 Politics and Intelligence; 8 The Relevance of Strategic Intelligence; Epilogue: From Strategic Blind Spot to Operational Blunder; Appendix A GLOSSARY; Appendix B LIST OF INTERVIEWEES; Select Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Edelist, Ran.
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