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Provocări ale practicii în domeniul analizei de intelligence
Challenges of the Intelligence Analysis’ Practice

Author(s): Ionel Stoica
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: intelligence analysis; intelligence products; beneficiaries of the intelligence products

Summary/Abstract: This paper attempts to explore the complexity of the interactions between intelligence analysts and the beneficiaries of their products, to underline the incongruence that marks these interactions, as well as the consequences generated by these difficulties. We intent to do that from both protagonists perspective, seen as personalities with distinct goals and interests (not always in harmony or consensus) and from the development at the institutional level represented by the protagonists themselves, respectively the intelligence process and the political and politico-military decision-making process.In pursuing this aim, we will examine the constraints and endeavors that the intelligence analyst faces in successfully fulfilling his mission, starting with his profile. We will compare these constraints and endeavors with the needs, expectations and exigencies of the decision-making factors. After that, we will analyze the differences in approach, as well as the impact that these differences have on the interactions and on fulfilling the mission by each of the involved parts.

  • Issue Year: 60/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 22-33
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian