Article

Competitive Analysis: Techniques for Better Gauging Enemy Political Intentions and Military Capabilities

Richard L. Russell

in The Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780195375886
Published online September 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195375886.003.0023

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Competitive Analysis: Techniques for Better Gauging Enemy Political Intentions and Military Capabilities

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Politics
  • International Relations

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This article reviews the calls for competitive analysis from outside reviews of American intelligence performances. It evaluates the major competitive analytic techniques and some of the efforts by the American intelligence community in putting them to practice. The article also discusses the difficult bureaucratic, intellectual, cultural, and human collection hurdles that can pose a constraint on effective competitive analysis practices in the American intelligence community. The article concludes with some recommendations for better and competitive analysis under the auspices of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI).

Keywords: competitive analysis; American intelligence performances; competitive analytic techniques; American intelligence community; collection hurdles; effective competitive analysis; recommendations; DNI

Article.  6124 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; International Relations

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.