Accession Number : ADA558133


Title :   Making Strategic Analysis Matter


Descriptive Note : Conference proceedings


Corporate Author : RAND CORP ARLINGTON VA NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH DIV


Personal Author(s) : Treverton, Gregory F ; Ghez, Jeremy J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a558133.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : This research was conducted for the organization formerly known as the Long-Range Analysis Unit -- now called the Strategic Futures Group -- of the National Intelligence Council (NIC). Its aim is to concentrate on consumers of intelligence and ask how they might be better served by analysis whose focus is longer term or more strategic than the current reporting that dominates today's intelligence production. These proceedings report on a workshop, held on July 1, 2010, attended by distinguished current and former policymakers as well as intelligence officers. Table of Contents: Chapter One -- The Purpose of Strategic and Long-Term Analysis; Chapter Two -- Issues in Strategic Analysis; Chapter Three -- A Provocative Example: U.S. Policy in the Middle East; Chapter Four -- Strategic Analysis and Policymakers; Appendix A -- Strategic Analysis: Lessons from Practice in Other Realms; and Appendix B -- List of Participants.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *INTELLIGENCE , *LONG RANGE(TIME) , *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , ANALYSTS , CONSUMERS , CORPORATIONS , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , LESSONS LEARNED , MIDDLE EAST , NATO , WORKSHOPS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE