Book Making strategic analysis matter / Gregory F. Treverton, Jeremy J. Ghez.
Associated Name: Ghez, Jeremy J.
Associated Name: Rand Corporation. National Security Research Division.
Associated Name: United States.
Associated Name: National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
Publication year: 2012.
Call Number UB250 .T74 2012
Media class: Book
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND
ISBN: 9780833058799 0833058797
"Prepared for the National Intelligence Council."
"National Security Research Division."
Series title: Conference proceedings ; CF-287-NIC
Extent: xiii, 36 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At a workshop held on July 1, 2010, policymakers and intelligence officers from a diverse array of organizations gathered to discuss how consumers of intelligence might be better served by analysis whose focus is longer term or more strategic than the current reporting that dominates today's intelligence production. In these proceedings, the authors explain the purpose of strategic and long-term analysis, examine some of the challenges and issues faced by practitioners, use the example of U.S. policy in the Middle East to explore the process of testing assumptions, and present recommendations for communicating with policymakers. An appendix presents relevant lessons from the private sector.
The purpose of strategic and long-term analysis -- Issues in strategic analysis -- A provocative example : U.S. policy in the Middle East -- Strategic analysis and policymakers.