Foreign Intelligence and the Historiography of the Cold War

  title={Foreign Intelligence and the Historiography of the Cold War},
  author={R. Garthoff},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  • R. Garthoff
  • Published 2004
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
Foreign intelligence played a number of important roles in the Cold War, but this topic has not received the scholarly attention it deserves. This survey article provides a broad overview of some of the new literature and documentation pertaining to Cold War era intelligence, as well as the key dimensions of the topic. Despite the continued obstacles posed by secrecy and the mixed reliability of sources, the publication of numerous memoirs and the release of a huge volume of fresh archival… Expand
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