Making Strategic Analysis Matter
RAND CORP ARLINGTON VA NATIONAL SECURITY RESEARCH DIV
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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 todays 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.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Intelligence