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vii CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix Glossary of Common State Department Terms xi 1 WHAT IS POLITICAL ANALYSIS AND WHY IS IT A CRAFT? 1 2 THE OBJECTIVES OF DIPLOMATIC POLITICAL ANALYSIS 7 3 THE AUDIENCE 15 4 THE COMPETITION 25 5 THE ANALYST’S PERSONAL TOOLKIT 35 6 THE ANALYTICAL TOOLS 45 7 CRITERIA FOR SUPERIOR REPORTING: THE STATE DEPARTMENT VIEW 61 8 CASE STUDY I: THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION: EARLY EMBASSY MOSCOW VIEWS 83 9 CASE STUDY II: THE COLLAPSE OF THE SOVIET UNION: COUP AGAINST GORBACHEV 103 10 THE COMPASS AND THE WEATHER VANE 115 11 TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE, THE RISK OF IRRELEVANCE, AND THE CONTINUING NEED 127 Notes 137 Annotated Reading List 145 Index 151 About the Author 161 This page intentionally left blank ...

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ISBN
9781597977302
Related ISBN
9781597977296
MARC Record
OCLC
966875429
Pages
174
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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