Accession Number:

ADA525680

Title:

The Challenge for the Political Analyst

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON DC CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF INTELLIGENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Over thirty years as a political analyst and manager of analysts has convinced me that it is harder for political, leadership, and country analysts 10 he taken seriously by the policymaking audience than economic or scientific analysts, to name but two. There are good reasons why this is the case and they have nothing to do with the expertise of political analysis, their integrity, or the complexity of the issues involved. Rather, it is the nature of the beast-politics-that makes policymakers more skeptical of what political analysis can offer and adds to the credibility burden that all analysts share.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE