A Tradecraft Primer (2009)

This primer offers analytic techniques to assist intelligence analysts in dealing with complex international developments, incomplete and ambiguous information, and the limitations of the human mind. The challenge of understanding the intentions and capabilities of adversaries and foreign actors, especially when concealed, is compounded by the complexity posed by transnational threats involving multiple adaptable nonstate entities. Furthermore, globalization has increased the diversity of outcomes in flux, such as financial flows or regional economies. The primer’s techniques offer solutions to these perennial problems of intelligence. To read more, download the complete Tradecraft Primer in PDF format.


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