Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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WMD & Intelligence Analysis

This course will examine the role of intelligence analysis in addressing today's proliferation threats. It will provide you with information about the organizations that make up the U.S. intelligence community; the process by which raw information may become an intelligence assessment; and the various pressures and dynamics existing within the intelligence community. The class will also examine several cases, such as the South Asian nuclear weapons tests, A.Q. Khan's black market nuclear activities, accounting for Iraq's WMD and Iran's uranium enrichment development efforts, where the intelligence community appears to have failed or at least faltered. Using these case studies, we will examine the reality and the fallacies underlying this perception. Finally, we will briefly examine the intelligence efforts of other countries and their role within their own governments.
International Policy
Intl Policy & Management
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