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151 INDEX 9/11 intelligence failure, 132–34 academia analysis by, 2–4, 16 as competition to diplomats, 32– 34 as contacts, 43 accuracy, 4, 16, 27, 35–36, 57, 64 address designations, 22, 130, 132 aid to policymakers, reporting as, 64– 65 Amalrik, Andrei, 55, 122 ambassador, personal messages from, 22, 23, 27, 130 analysis, defined, 1 analytical tools. See tools, analytical apartheid, 47–48 appointees, political, 12–13, 20, 117–18 Appropriations Committee, 30 arms control, 86, 90–91, 94–95, 119, 120 audiences, 15–24 as competition, 25–27, 103–4, 129–130 country desk, 17 daily press briefing, 18 intelligence community, 19 media and, 32 messaging to, 37, 39, 41, 119 overview, 15–16 political leadership, 20–21 targeting, 12, 21–23, 93, 96, 103 authoritarian societies, 42, 47–48, 53, 57–58, 116–18 authority, 1–2, 20, 56, 97–101, 118 awards for reporting. See Director General’s Award for Originality and Creativity in Reporting Baker, James, 28–29, 95 Brezhnev, Leonid, 37, 86, 131 Brooks, Edward, Jr., 41–42 bureaucracy, 58, 110, 129, 134–35 152 ———— INDEX Bureau for Middle Eastern Affairs, 62 Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), 7–8, 15, 19 Bush, George H. W., 56, 93, 94 Bush, George W., 59 Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War (Brooks), 41–42 candor, 3, 133 capital’s paradigm, 121, 131 career civil servants, 12–13 career, diplomacy as, 12–13, 115–18, 134–35 case studies, reporting on Soviet Union collapse, 83–101, 103–14 background and overview, 83–85 coup against Gorbachev cable explanation, 103–6, 109–10 coup against Gorbachev cable text, 106–9 July 1990 cable explanation, 85, 92–96, 101, 119, 129–30 July 1990 cable text, 85–92 post-coup cable explanation, 110, 114 post-coup cable text, 111–13 power and authority cable explanation, 96–97, 101, 104–5 power and authority cable text, 97– 100, 105 case studies, targeting audiences, 22– 24 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), 7, 15, 19, 130 change paradigms (See paradigm shifts) qualitative and quantitative, 50–51, 53, 55, 127 social, 49–53 charisma and personality, 58–59 Charlie Wilson’s War, 30 Chekhov, Anton, 48 Chernenko, Konstantin, 37 Cherry Orchard, The (Chekhov), 48 CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), 7, 15, 19, 130 civil servants, career, 12–13 classified information declassifying, 83–84 diplomats work as, 3, 9 distribution, 21, 23 leaking, 3, 123–25, 133 technology, 130–34 clearance process, 3, 123, 125 Clinton, Bill, 59 Clinton, Hillary, 32 CNN, 30, 103 code words, 21 collapse of Soviet Union reporting case studies. See case studies, reporting on Soviet Union collapse communications, classified, 128, 130–33 Communist Party, 37, 38, 47, 104, 116, 121, 131 competition to diplomat’s analysis, 25–34 INDEX ———— 153 academia and think tanks, 32–34 audience, 25–27, 129–30 media, 30–32, 103–4 visitors, 27–30 completeness, 11, 16, 18, 35–36 conciseness, 16, 41, 65 conflict, 33, 51–53, 91, 101, 114, 136 congressional visits to embassies, 8, 29–30 contacts and sources, 27, 42–43, 59, 62–63, 81, 133 content, 4–5, 13, 16, 42, 62–65, 81, 110 context, 9, 31, 36, 40, 48, 51, 93, 96 country desks as audience, 17, 20–21, 23, 34 as competition, 25–26, 28 function of, 8 coup against Gorbachev, 47, 54, 83, 103–14 craft, political analysis as, 2–5, 135– 36 creation of new embassies, post–Soviet collapse, 95 crises paradigms during, 49, 52, 53, 59 reporting during, 101, 103–4 criteria for superior reporting, 62–63, 80–81 cultural skills as criteria for superior reporting, 63, 81, 101 technology and, 134, 136 as tools, 35–39, 40, 43, 56–58, 96 culture, political, 45, 56–58, 94, 101 Dahrendorf, Ralf, 51 daily press briefings, 18, 55 Davies, Richard E., 37 declassifying classified information, 83–84 “Deep Throat or the Ethics of Discretion” (Smith), 124 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), 15, 19, 130 democracies, diplomats in, 117–18 Department of Energy, 19 Department of Homeland Security, 19 designating addressees, 22, 130, 132 desk officers of country desks, 8, 15, 17–18, 26 DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency), 15, 19, 130 dialectics, 49–50 diplomats, profession of, 2–4, 115–18, 121–22. See also specific aspects of diplomats, promotion of, 134 diplomats and political analysis, overview, 3–5 Director General’s Award for Originality and Creativity in Reporting, 12, 32, 61–81 criteria, 62–63, 80–81 154 ———— INDEX example of cable on changing...

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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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