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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 16 май 2013 10:19

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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 23 май 2013 10:38

Думаю, это интересно

http://www.amazon.com/Twilight-War-Amer ... avid+crist

The Twilight War: The Secret History of America's Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran
David Crist

The dramatic secret history of our undeclared thirty-year conflict with Iran, revealing newsbreaking episodes of covert and deadly operations that brought the two nations to the brink of open war

For three decades, the United States and Iran have engaged in a secret war. It is a conflict that has never been acknowledged and a story that has never been told.

This surreptitious war began with the Iranian revolution and simmers today inside Iraq and in the Persian Gulf. Fights rage in the shadows, between the CIA and its network of spies and Iran's intelligence agency. Battles are fought at sea with Iranians in small speedboats attacking Western oil tankers. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided administrations, and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare. It is a story of shocking miscalculations, bitter debates, hidden casualties, boldness, and betrayal.

A senior historian for the federal government with unparalleled access to senior officials and key documents of several U.S. administrations, Crist has spent more than ten years researching and writing The Twilight War, and he breaks new ground on virtually every page. Crist describes the series of secret negotiations between Iran and the United States after 9/11, culminating in Iran's proposal for a grand bargain for peace-which the Bush administration turned down. He documents the clandestine counterattack Iran launched after America's 2003 invasion of Iraq, in which thousands of soldiers disguised as reporters, tourists, pilgrims, and aid workers toiled to change the government in Baghdad and undercut American attempts to pacify the Iraqi insurgency. And he reveals in vivid detail for the first time a number of important stories of military and intelligence operations by both sides, both successes and failures, and their typically unexpected consequences.

Much has changed in the world since 1979, but Iran and America remain each other's biggest national security nightmares. "The Iran problem" is a razor-sharp briar patch that has claimed its sixth presidential victim in Barack Obama and his administration. The Twilight War adds vital new depth to our understanding of this acute dilemma it is also a thrillingly engrossing read, animated by a healthy irony about human failings in the fog of not-quite war.

Editorial Reviews
"A fascinating, detailed history of American-Iranian foreign relations... Crist is a natural-born writer, and the best parts of The Twilight War are not just engaging, but thrilling. His account of the 1988 naval mine strike on the USS Samuel B. Roberts in the Persian Gulf reads almost like the script for an action movie, in large part because he's careful to pay attention to the actual people behind the sailors' uniforms. It's that concern for humanity that also renders his narratives of the bombings of the Beirut barracks (in 1983) and the Khobar Towers (in 1996) so chilling, immediate and heartbreaking." —Michael Shaub, NPR

"David Crist's painstakingly researched and elegantly written account of the United States-Iran cold war is an earnest chronicle of this shadowy history. ...Deserves a spot on the short list of must-read books on United States-Iran relations." —Karim Sadjadpour, The New York Times

"Lucid and thoughtful... Crist has written an important and timely book that should be required reading for anyone interested in understanding how the United States and Iran went from close allies to enduring adversaries." —The Washington Post
About the Author
Dr. David Crist is a senior historian for the federal government and frequent adviser to senior government officials on the Middle East. As an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Crist served two tours with elite special operations forces in Afghanistan and Iraq and was part of the first U.S. military forces inside Afghanistan who overthrew the Taliban. He received a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a master's and doctorate in Middle Eastern history from Florida State University.
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
From THE TWILIGHT WAR: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict with Iran by David Crist. Reprinted by arrangement of Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copyright (c) 2012 by David Crist.

The twilight hours hold special significance in warfare. Your eyes are not acclimated to the changing light, and normal body cycles make soldiers less alert. I had this drilled into me as an aspiring marine corps officer. As dusk approached following a day of trudging around the woods of Quantico, Virginia, the last hour spent struggling to dig a fighting hole through a maze of roots with a small folding shovel that was frustratingly inadequate for the task, a captain suddenly hollered, “Stand to!” As the setting sun cast long shadows across the forest, I dropped into my partially dug pit and pointed my rifle out into the brush and trees. “You are always most vulnerable to enemy attack during the periods of morning nautical twilight and evening nautical twilight,” the instructor said, as part of a well- rehearsed lesson on tactics. “Dusk and dawn are transition periods,” he continued, with matter-of-fact delivery.

In 1987, when I attended the Basic School, a six- month- long school mandatory for all newly minted marine second lieutenants, many officers and senior enlisted had served in Vietnam. The lessons of that conflict, where the Vietcong frequently struck during twilight hours, had been seared into the collective memory of the service. Although with current technology a modern military can attack even on moonless nights or at the peak of the midday sun, the idea remains a valid military tactic. In July 2008, one of the worst attacks inflicted on the U.S. Army occurred just as the first hint of light appeared in the eastern sky of Afghanistan, when the Taliban struck a remote outpost, killing and wounding thirty- six soldiers. While no one attacked us during the training exercise in Quantico, the point stuck with me.

Twilight is an accurate metaphor for the current state of affairs between the United States and Iran. With no diplomatic ties and only occasional meetings in dark corners of hotel bars and through shadowy intermediaries, neither side has an accurate view of the other. The United States lacks clarity about Iranian leaders and the complex structure of the Iranian government. Meanwhile, Iran grows increasingly isolated and ignorant about the United States. This gray zone is dangerous. The threat of miscalculation is great and the military consequences can be grave. For three decades, the two nations have been suspended between war and peace. At various times, relations have moved from the light of peace to the darkness of war. But in the end, 2012 still looks remarkably like 1979, with the two nations still at loggerheads.

Both countries bear some culpability for perpetuating this conflict. The Iranian Revolution was born from anti- Americanism. The leaders who spearheaded that movement thirty years ago remain in power and see little need to change their stance. Hard liners in Iran reject the status quo of American supremacy in the region. With each chant of “Death to America,” they hope to reinvigorate the same fervor that swept them into power and tossed out an unpopular dictator, the shah of Iran, who had been imposed by the United States in a coup in 1953. While in this conflict the United States remains largely the good guy, it has not always been the perfect guy. Both Bush administrations dismissed Iranian goodwill gestures and refused to accept any dialogue that addressed Iran’s legitimate security concerns. The United States supported Saddam Hussein and his Arab bankrollers in a bloody war against the Islamic Republic that killed several hundred thousand Iranian soldiers. The mantra of regime change remains a frequent slogan in many quarters in Washington. Unfortunately, Iran’s response to these trespasses has invariably been to use the tools of the terrorist: an exploding car bomb on a crowded street or a plot to kill a diplomat in a popular Washington restaurant.

The research for this book, which included more than four hundred interviews, started in 1994 when I first traveled to the Tampa headquarters of CENTCOM to speak with officers charged with running this Iranian cold war from a worn, mazelike building at MacDill Air Force Base. I traveled to the backstreets of south Lebanon Shia neighborhoods and to the posh capitals of the Persian Gulf states interviewing Iranians and Arabs involved in the story. I went through my father’s papers and then the first of many linear feet of other personal papers and official records.

While the focus of the book changed as time passed and history continued to unfold, the essence of the story has remained: the two countries have been engaged in a largely unknown quasi-war since the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Six different American presidents have faced a seemingly intractable foe in Tehran. Each had a defining event that pushed the two countries like a pinball back and forth between rapprochement and war. What I found myself involved in on that April morning in the northern Gulf was the latest chapter in the ongoing saga of this shadowy conflict.

This story continues to unfold. As of this writing, Iran has threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz, and the two countries seem headed to the dark side of military conflict over Iran’s nuclear program. The saga is seemingly playing on an endless loop. After reading one recent memo outlining the Bush administration’s policies toward building an Arab coalition against Iran, as I relayed to the marine deputy commander at CENTCOM, John Allen, I could have interchanged the memo for one that had been written twenty- five years earlier as his predecessor grappled with the same enduring challenge of Iran. Iran’s quest for nuclear technology has heightened the stakes and the tension but it has not been a catalyst for the conflict.

I have tried to tell the most accurate and complete story I could of this three- decade- long conflict between Iran and the United States. The story begins with the seminal events of the Iranian Revolution that decisively turned the two countries from allies to adversaries and continues to the stories behind the headlines of today’s newspaper. The ideas presented in this book are my own and do not represent the views of the Department of Defense or the U.S. government.

The experienced American diplomat Ryan Crocker said to me in an interview, “For Iran, there is no such thing as history; it is all still the present. We are the most ahistorical and they are the most historical” of nations. In telling this story, I hope to rectify this fact. It is a story in which I have been a participant, dispassionate scholar, and, most recently, an adviser to senior Defense Department officials. It is a war of the shadows, largely unknown, arguably the most important and least understood conflict in recent history. It is the twilight war.

Hardcover: 656 pages
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The; First Edition edition (July 19, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594203415
ISBN-13: 978-1594203411

Хардкавер 24 доллара (в Германии 27 Евро), но 2 июля выйдет пэйпербэк подешевле.
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 23 май 2013 10:41

http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Warrior-Wi ... nd+the+cia

Shadow Warrior: William Egan Colby and the CIA
Randall B. Woods

World War II commando, Cold War spy, and CIA director under presidents Nixon and Ford, William Egan Colby played a critical role in some of the most pivotal events of the twentieth century. A quintessential member of the greatest generation, Colby embodied the moral and strategic ambiguities of the postwar world, and first confronted many of the dilemmas about power and secrecy that America still grapples with today.

In Shadow Warrior, eminent historian Randall B. Woods presents a riveting biography of Colby, revealing that this crusader for global democracy was also drawn to the darker side of American power. Aiming to help reverse the spread of totalitarianism in Europe and Asia, Colby joined the U.S. Army in 1941, just as America entered World War II. He served with distinction in France and Norway, and at the end of the war transitioned into America’s first peacetime intelligence agency: the CIA. Fresh from the fight against fascism, Colby zealously redirected his efforts against international communism. He insisted on the importance of fighting communism on the ground, doggedly applying guerilla tactics for counterinsurgency, sabotage, surveillance, and information-gathering on the new battlefields of the Cold War. Over time, these strategies became increasingly ruthless; as head of the CIA’s Far East Division, Colby oversaw an endless succession of assassination attempts, coups, secret wars in Laos and Cambodia, and the Phoenix Program, in which 20,000 civilian supporters of the Vietcong were killed. Colby ultimately came clean about many of the CIA’s illegal activities, making public a set of internal reports—known as the “family jewels”—that haunt the agency to this day. Ostracized from the intelligence community, he died under suspicious circumstances—a murky ending to a life lived in the shadows.

Drawing on multiple new sources, including interviews with members of Colby’s family, Woods has crafted a gripping biography of one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews
Evan Thomas, New York Times Book Review
“[A] well-written, thoroughly researched and disarming biography. What was Colby really thinking and feeling all those years as he performed morally questionable acts for noble causes? We cannot know for sure, and Wood, perhaps wisely, does not guess. Colby's inner motivations were well hidden, perhaps even to Colby.”

Wall Street Journal
“In this carefully researched biography, Mr. Woods provides a favorable but critical evaluation of a man whose undeniable talents did not prepare him to lead America's most prominent spy agency at its most perilous moment.”

New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
“This artful biography of the onetime director of central intelligence reveals a spy who could blend in anywhere.”

Dallas Morning News
“[A] richly researched, juicy history of a quiet, unassuming man’s rise through the ranks of America’s elite intelligence service, from midlevel officer in the nascent spy agency in 1950 to his eventual appointment as CIA director amid the erupting scandals of the 1970s. The book is part spy novel and part autopsy on the spy agency’s near-demise.”

Pittsburgh Tribune Review
“[Shadow Warrior] aims to provide insight into Colby the man – something of a loner, who never really fit with the Beltway crowd but prided himself on being able to blend in anywhere. Colby’s life is one that raises hard questions, including at what point adopting an enemy’s tactics drags one to that enemy’s level; this book illuminates that life but doesn’t pretend there are easy answers.”

New York Journal of Books
“An entertaining and fact-filled biography.... Anyone interested in either political biographies and/or the recent history of America’s foreign policy [should read] this very interesting and informative book.”

Roanoke Times
“Woods raises questions about Colby’s death, making this story a mystery worthy of a man who led our government’s most mysterious government agency.”

Asbury Park Press
“[An] in-depth biography, which explores Colby’s life beginning with his Army service in 1941 to his 1996 death in a boating accident that is still shrouded in the mystery and secrecy beloved by Colby himself.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An engrossing account of Colby’s contentious life and career, from early intelligence recruit during the Second World War to his suspicious demise in the Chesapeake Bay.... Scathingly critical of both the CIA and the government it served, Woods’ thoroughly entertaining portrait reveals plenty of warts, as well as a thoughtful character, surprisingly liberal and sophisticated about the limitations of CIA derring-do.”

Kirkus Reviews
“A thorough biography of ‘the ultimate subversive’ that probes the shadowy U.S. intelligence efforts through the Vietnam War.... Woods looks at a complicated individual who was at heart a liberal activist, schooled in the ideas of unconventional warfare championed by his father, a military man and instructor.... A nuanced treatment.”

Library Journal
“Woods has crafted an excellent biography based on the usual primary sources and buttressed by interviews with Colby’s family and associates.... Well written and researched, this solid biography by an established historian is worthy of recommendation to all interested readers.”

Hugh Wilford, author of The Mighty Wurlitzer
“Randall Woods has turned his formidable skills as a biographer to one of the most controversial and enigmatic personalities of the Cold War. The result is a prodigiously researched, richly revealing portrayal of William Colby’s life and times in all their contradictions: political, personal, and moral.”

Jeremi Suri, Author of Liberty’s Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama
“This is one of the best books written on the CIA. Randall Woods investigates the life of William Colby—from World War II to Vietnam to the end of the Cold War. Woods describes the vital work of America’s covert operatives, and he also analyzes the dangers and difficulties for our democracy. Woods brings the world of spies and spooks to life, tells us why they matter, and shows the many dimensions of Colby’s life at the center of this world.”

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, author of In Spies We Trust: The Story of Western Intelligence
“This is a superbly crafted biography-cum-history. The evidential standards are exemplary. The interviews, especially the interviews with Colby family members, combine with the author’s fluent literacy to make the book a readable account of the life of an official whose career summed up the best and the worst of CIA history.”

Wesley Wark, author of Secret Intelligence: A Reader, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
“Randall Woods’s biography of Bill Colby takes us deep into the secretive world of US intelligence. As a historical figure Colby’s importance is clear, but readers will also be drawn to Colby by the mysteries of his personality: one part romantic, one part bureaucratic warrior, one part covert operations fighter, one part unlikely crusader for a candid relationship between the US public, Congress and the CIA. Randall Woods, a distinguished American diplomatic historian and biographer, tells both the public and private story of Colby with aplomb and great skill. Shadow Warrior deserves to be read by anyone interested in the history of the CIA and its involvement in the key moments of US policy in the crucial years between World War Two and the 1970s.”

Richard H. Immerman, Professor and Edward J. Buthusiem Family Distinguished Faculty Fellow in History, Temple University
“Randall Woods has written the biography that William Colby deserves. Colby, whose 30-year career in US intelligence began as a Jedburgh in the OSS, ended as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and featured the Phoenix program and the Family Jewels, lived and died a mystery. Woods’s prodigious research and engaging exposition provide a textured portrait of a means-justify-the-ends patriot whose beliefs and behavior complicate the narrative of America from the origins to the height of the Cold War.”
About the Author
Randall B. Woods is John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. Author or coauthor of ten books, including LBJ: Architect of American Ambition and Fulbright: A Biography, which won the Robert D. Ferrell Prize, Woods lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Product Details
Hardcover: 576 pages
Publisher: Basic Books; First Edition edition (April 9, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0465021948
ISBN-13: 978-0465021949


Если честно, то не могу от нее оторваться. Все-таки вот умеют американцы писать книги. Даже американские профессора умеют интересно писать книги. :))
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 23 май 2013 10:44

http://www.amazon.com/Spies-We-Trust-We ... s+we+trust

In Spies We Trust: The Story of Western Intelligence
Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

In Spies We Trust reveals the full story of the Anglo-American intelligence relationship - ranging from the deceits of World War I to the mendacities of 9/11 - for the first time.

Why did we ever start trusting spies? It all started a hundred years ago. First we put our faith in them to help win wars, then we turned against the bloodshed and expense, and asked our spies instead to deliver peace and security. By the end of World War II, Britain and America were cooperating effectively to that end. At its peak in the 1940s and 1950s, the 'special intelligence relationship' contributed to national and international security in what was an Anglo-American century.

But from the 1960s this 'special relationship' went into decline. Britain weakened, American attitudes changed, and the fall of the Soviet Union dissolved the fear that bound London and Washington together. A series of intelligence scandals along the way further eroded public confidence. Yet even in these years, the US offered its old intelligence partner a vital gift: congressional attempts to oversee the CIA in the 1970s encouraged subsequent moves towards more open government in Britain and beyond.

So which way do we look now? And what are the alternatives to the British-American intelligence relationship that held sway in the West for so much of the twentieth century? Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones shows that there are a number - the most promising of which, astonishingly, remain largely unknown to the Anglophone world.

An informal but well-informed, examination of the up and down relationship between US and UK intelligence ... this is an enjoyable and information-loaded history that entertains the reader as it informs. Frederick P. Hitz, former CIA Inspector General
About the Author

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones is Emeritus Professor of American History at the University of Edinburgh and has held postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard, the Free University of Berlin, and Toronto. The founder of the Scottish Association for the Study of America, of which is he the current honorary president, he has also published widely on intelligence history, including The CIA and American Democracy (1989) and The FBI: A History (2007).

Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (September 2, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0199580979
ISBN-13: 978-0199580972

Почему тут написано, что книга выйдет в сентябре, я не знаю. Я ее уже прочитал. Неплохая, но там только про англичан и американцев (а не про Запад "вааще").
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 27 июн 2013 16:19

Французы выпустили книгу не про спецслужбы, но в серии "Разведка, история и геополитика" (издательство Лявозель). Называется "Китай, Иран, Россия - новая Монгольская империя?" под редакцией Тома Флиши из Сен-Сира (коллектив авторов)

http://www.amazon.fr/Chine-Iran-Russie- ... mas+Flichy

CHINE, IRAN, RUSSIE : un nouvel empire mongol ?
Laboratoire Mondes Futurs (Auteur), Thomas FLICHY (dir.) (Auteur), Jean-Marie HOLTZINGER (Auteur), Jérôme PÂRIS (Auteur), Antoine-Louis de PREMONVILLE (Auteur)

Le 20 mars 2013, le Homeland Security Policy Institute désignait des hackers chinois, russes et iraniens comme auteurs des attaques déstabilisant les systèmes de sécurité américains. Non contents de multiplier les cyber-intrusions, la Chine, la Russie et l Iran collaborent aujourd hui de façon croissante dans le domaine des nouvelles technologies. Dans un contexte marqué par l effacement des frontières, ces trois pays sont-ils en train de fonder un nouvel empire mongol ou à l inverse tentent-ils désespérément de préserver leurs influences régionales respectives ? Contrairement à la construction politique de Gengis Khan, ayant unifié l Eurasie à partir d un centre turco-mongol, ces alliés encerclent une aire de civilisation turque dont ils se sont détournés. Cette alliance pragmatique, fondée sur l axe sino-iranien, se matérialise par des appuis géopolitiques réciproques, une coopération étroite avec l arrière-pays énergétique russe et la diffusion d une vision du monde allant à rebours de nos propres stéréotypes. Étrangers à la chimère du dépassement des cultures par l abolition des frontières, la Chine, la Russie et l Iran peuvent puiser dans leurs histoires respectives des raisons d exister sous une autre forme que celle d une citadelle continentale résistant à la mondialisation océanique. Au-delà de ses carences maritimes, le nouvel empire souffre toutefois de nombreuses fragilités telles que son affaiblissement démographique ou les intérêts parfois divergents des pays qui le composent. Aussi pourrait-il bouleverser soudainement nos repères géopolitiques avant de connaître une recomposition.


Dans un dossier futuriste consacré à l'Europe en l'an 2000, le journal Y Illustration publiait en 1900 une gravure étrange montrant la cavalerie chinoise déferlant sur les plaines d'Europe. En réalité, la Chine pourrait fédérer demain de façon beaucoup plus pacifique le continent dont elle forme l'extrémité en nouant une alliance stratégique avec l'Iran tout en bénéficiant du soutien énergétique russe. À l'évidence, l'Iran, la Chine comme la Russie se présentent comme trois pôles de résistance à la mondialisation océanique. Le rapprochement entre ces vieilles civilisations signe-t-il pour autant la naissance d'un nouvel empire mongol au coeur de l'Asie centrale ?

Pour de multiples raisons, la Chine, l'Iran et la Russie ne risquent guère de reconstituer l'antique empire mongol qui les a fédérés hier. A l'inverse du XIIIe siècle, ces trois civilisations encerclent en effet aujourd'hui comme une île la civilisation turque qui les rassemblait jadis : la Chine poursuit sa politique de confinement des minorités turcophones au Xinjiang, la Russie a du mal à contrôler les peuples altaïques du Caucase. L'Iran, de son côté voit en la Turquie une puissance régionale rivale. En second lieu, ces trois pays souffrent d'une faiblesse démographique structurelle qui les empêchera d'exercer la puissance à long terme. Malgré ces faiblesses, ces États peuvent puiser dans leurs cultures une exceptionnelle capacité d'innovation. L'empire mongol pourrait par conséquent renaître aujourd'hui sous la forme d'une alliance très pragmatique entre trois puissances ayant intérêt à se prêter mutuellement appui. La cristallisation d'une telle alliance est la hantise des États-Unis dont le jeu consiste précisément à maintenir ces États divisés. Malgré ces tentatives, une alliance est née. En 2001, la Chine et la Russie fondent l'organisation de coopération de Shanghai dont l'un des objectifs principaux consiste à contrer l'influence américaine en Asie centrale. Le Tadjikistan fait partie des membres fondateurs. Il est rejoint par l'Iran en 2005 puis l'Afghanistan en 2012. Cela signifie que l'ensemble du monde persanophone fait désormais partie dans l'alliance. Rassemblant 1,5 milliards d'habitants sur 26 millions de kilomètres carrés, l'organisation de coopération de Shanghai dispose de 50 % de l'uranium et de 40 % du charbon mondial. C'est dans ce cadre qu'ont été menées des manoeuvres militaires communes ainsi que des échanges dans le domaine de la médecine et des nanotechnologies. Cette collusion entre l'Iran, la Chine et la Russie reste toutefois discrète pour des raisons propres à leurs cultures réciproques. Celle-ci ne transparait finalement qu'au détour de conflits périphériques comme ceux de Syrie ou de Corée du nord.

Le nouvel empire mongol, dont cet essai se propose d'esquisser les contours, ne saurait donc être perçu comme un angle mort dans la marche inéluctable vers une mondialisation pacificatrice : fondé sur la vieille alliance entre les civilisations persane et chinoise, cette alliance s'inscrit dans une généalogie commune, s'appuie sur des intérêts géopolitiques partagés et surtout diffuse une vision du monde allant à rebours de nos propres stéréotypes. Il importe, par conséquent de prendre la pleine mesure d'une conjonction d'intérêts constituant une clef de compréhension, souvent incomprise, du monde de demain.
Biographie de l'auteur
Cet essai a été rédigé par le laboratoire Mondes Futurs. Les rédacteurs en sont Thomas Flichy, Professeur à l École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, Jean-Marie Holtzinger, spécialiste des relations sino-russes, Jérôme Pâris, et Antoine-Louis de Prémonville, docteur ès Lettres & Civilisations.

Broché: 92 pages
Editeur : Lavauzelle (1 juin 2013)
Collection : HIST.RENS.GEOPO
Langue : Français
ISBN-10: 2702515754
ISBN-13: 978-2702515754

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Que dire de cette étude qui tombe à point nommé à la veille des élections iraniennes du 14 juin 2013 ? Du bien, car originale, et l’originalité m’a toujours séduit. Il faut cependant ajouter à sa lecture une analyse par le centre de recherche des Ecoles de Coëtquidan sous le prisme spécifique des élections iraniennes.

Les éditions Lavauzelle ont publié cet ouvrage dans la collection « Renseignement, histoire et géopolitique » qui aborde à la fois le renseignement et la géopolitique. Divisée en deux séries, l’une « Etudes » est dédiée aux questions actuelles ou historiques, l’autre « Documents » se destine aux rééditions des livres anciens ou à l’édition de textes inédits. Les éditions Lavauzelle ont longtemps été associées à la diffusion de la pensée militaire et ce rebond après une certaine éclipse me paraît une bonne nouvelle.

Cela montre aussi un réveil certain de l’intérêt pour les questions géopolitiques au sein de l’institution militaire et donc une certaine réappropriation de la recherche par les armées. Elle redonne la parole à des chercheurs civils et militaires. Elle permet une réelle symbiose entre l’université et les praticiens de l’art de la guerre. Cela ne semble pas inutile pour éviter que les analyses du monde et des relations internationales ne soient que le seul résultat des « stratèges » en chambre.

Après tout, ceux qui font - ou feront la guerre -sont les premiers concernés me semble-t-il par ce domaine qui ne limite pas à la simple manœuvre des moyens militaires. La contribution à la définition des buts de guerre d’une campagne est aussi une des responsabilités des chefs militaires qu’il faut rappeler en cette période où leur légitimité est amplement contestée.

Sous la direction de Thomas Flichy, professeur à l'école spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr, cette étude sur l’Asie centrale (2013) imagine les conditions d’une recomposition géopolitique en Asie centrale à travers le concept de l’éphémère empire mongol du XIIIe siècle qui pourrait se reconstituer à partir d’une alliance entre l’Iran, la Russie et la Chine, idée innovante bien que peu réaliste à la fin de la lecture. Il permet en revanche d’ouvrir le champ des hypothèses et de développer une réflexion originale.

L’étude présente donc les relations entre trois Etats peu démocratiques, fortement peuplés (1,5 milliards d’habitants), disposant de ressources dont l’Europe a besoin (40% du charbon et 50% de l’uranium mondial – confirmant l’intérêt stratégique de la France à préserver ses approvisionnements en Afrique pour ce minerai), une zone à la fois riche en gaz et en pétrole mais tout aussi vitale pour leur acheminement. Une convergence des orientations politiques, militaires, économiques, informationnelles dans une nouvelle représentation du monde pourraient avoir une influence majeure sur la sécurité de l’Europe dans les années à venir.

Certes, cette alliance évoquée au sein de cet empire mongol fédérateur, même si un fondement historique a existé, répond avant tout à l’affirmation d’une réaction anti-américaine. Cependant l’Europe pourrait être un dommage collatéral de cette union ou être soumise à différents chantages pour qu’elle réfrène un soutien « civilisationnel » aux Etats-Unis. Certes ceux-ci se désengagent au profit de la zone Asie Pacifique mais en sont-ils moins occidentaux, moins proches de l’Europe pour autant ? Le soutien de l’Europe aux Etats-Unis et inversement reste encore à mon avis incontournable mais la question de l’influence de cet « empire mongol » sur ces liens mérite d’être posée à terme.

Les analyses historiques de cet empire montrent cependant que les relations ont été essentiellement bilatérales : Chine - Iran, Iran - Russie, Chine - Russie. Les différences civilisationnelles sont majeures et semblent difficilement compatibles sauf par des convergences temporaires d’intérêt à moins que l’un des acteurs n’ait une vision stratégique d’une telle alliance dans les trente ans à venir. La Chine, pour qui le temps compte peu, pourrait avoir cette ambition.

Néanmoins, cette référence à un nouvel empire mongol aboutit curieusement dans cette étude à montrer une « extraordinaire influence du monde turc » d’hier à aujourd'hui. En quoi ce noyau turcophone certes fortement présent en Asie centrale pourrait-il être un centre de pouvoir et d’influence ? Comment évoquer cette hypothèse sans étudier la Turquie elle-même qui subit actuellement une forme de « printemps turc » ? Elle a en outre une politique active vers l’Asie centrale qui pourrait être difficilement compatible avec une vision stratégique d’un hypothétique empire mongol rassemblant la Chine, la Russie et l’Iran, surtout si l’on se réfère à une approche religieuse montrant des islams fortement opposés.

J’évoquerai enfin ce quatrième chapitre consacré à la cybercommunauté de l’information qui me laisse dubitatif. Elle n’est ni définie ni présente en tant que telle. En revanche, la perception des relations internationales par les médias de ces trois Etats est tout à fait intéressante mais le cyber ne doit pas s’immiscer partout.

Reste la problématique du nucléaire militaire peu abordée dans ce document et bien sûr le cas de l’Iran, considéré comme une menace pour l’Europe dans le Livre blanc. Il n’est pas sûr que l’empire mongol évoqué réussisse (et souhaite) à contrôler l’Iran dans son acquisition de l’arme nucléaire. En revanche, l’hypothèse d’une convergence de ces trois Etats dans la stratégie nucléaire aurait été un sujet sans doute à développer.

Il faut lire à ce titre « Iran, le retour de la Perse », ouvrage paru en 2009 et écrit par Ardavan Amir-Aslani, avocat d’origine iranienne spécialisé en droit international. Outre l’évocation de l’Iran et de la Turquie comme puissances régionales, il souligne l’adhésion de l’ensemble des Iraniens à la possession de l’arme nucléaire, symbole d’une fierté nationale, mais qui laisse peu de place à son abandon par l’Iran (il a aussi publié en 2013 Iran et Israël Juifs et Perses, autre ouvrage tout à fait intéressant).

Pour conclure, l’originalité de cette étude réside sans aucun doute dans l’analyse d’une zone du monde que nous le connaissons mal mais potentiellement sensible pour notre futur et notre sécurité. Cette approche moins centrée sur une vision européenne des relations internationales représente donc une plus-value importante à notre réflexion.

Для такого евразийца как я, это очень интересно. Хотя цена за книжечку в 90 страниц очень высокая - у французов 14, у немцев 15 Евро. Но вообще вся эта серия у Лявозеля дорогая.
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 09 июл 2013 12:27

Прочитал Джереми Данса о Пеньковском. Все как бы вполне "обычное", но вот интересно, что Данс считает, что Пеньковского разоблачили не в ходе обычной рутинной работы (слежки за миссис Чисхольм и т.д.), но что на него навел агент советской разведки. Он предполагает, что им был англичанин Джереми Вулфенден http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Wolfenden корреспондент Дэйли Телеграф в Москве, агент СИС - и при этом агент КГБ (завербованный по шантажу на гомосексуализме).
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 02 авг 2013 11:46

Несколько умных людей порекомендовали мне эту книгу

http://www.amazon.com/The-Terror-Factor ... or+Factory

The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism
Trevor Aaronson

A groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror.

An outgrowth of Trevor Aaronson's work as an investigative reporting fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, which culminated in an award-winning cover story in Mother Jones magazine, The Terror Factory reveals shocking information about the criminals, con men, and liars the FBI uses as paid informants--including the story of an accused murderer who has become one of the Bureau's most prolific terrorism snitches--as well as documenting the extreme methods the FBI uses to ensnare Muslims in terrorist plots, which are in reality conceived and financed by the FBI.

The book also offers unprecedented detail into how the FBI has transformed from a reactive law enforcement agency to a proactive counterterrorism organization that traps hapless individuals in manufactured terrorist plots in order to justify the $3 billion it spends every year fighting terrorism.

Editorial Reviews
"Compelling, shocking, and gritty with intrigue."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A real eye-opener that questions how well the country's security is being protected."-Kirkus Reviews

"This is investigative reporting at its best. For the first time, a documented investigation into the domestic terrorism program is available to the general public. And the story this dogged reporter tells has been garnering growing attention. Is it possible that we have in fact created the very threat we fear? Are we in danger of destroying the fabric of our freedom in our panic to preserve it? Read Aaronson's ground breaking report and make up your own mind."-Lowell Bergman, Pulitzer Prize-winning Professor of Investigative Reporting

"Aaronson explains just how misguided and often deceptive FBI terrorism sting operations have become. In case after case, he demonstrates how the money being spent is more about producing theater than about federal agents arresting suspected terrorists."-James J. Wedick, former FBI Supervisory Agent

"A disturbing window into America's war on terror. In story after story, Aaronson reveals in detail how the FBI and its informants are creating crime rather than solving it. This is an important piece of journalism."--Alexandra Natapoff, author, Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice

“The Terror Factoryis a damning exposé of how the government’s front line against terrorism has become a network of snitches at the end of their ropes, and FBI agents desperate to thwart a terrorist plot even if it means creating one.”–Will Potter, author, Green is the New Red: An Insider’s Account of a Social Movement Under Siege

About the Author
Trevor Aaronson is author of The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism (Ig Publishing, January 2013). He is also co-director of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.

Aaronson was a 2010-11 fellow at the Investigative Reporting Program at the University of California, Berkeley, where he produced an award-winning project about FBI counterterrorism operations for Mother Jones.

A two-time finalist for the Livingston Awards for journalists under the age of 35, Aaronson has won more than two dozen national and regional awards, including the Molly Prize, the international Data Journalism Award and the John Jay College/Harry Frank Guggenheim Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award.

Aaronson has discussed FBI terrorism sting operations on NPR's All Things Considered, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, This American Life, Democracy Now!, RT America and Al Jazeera, among others.

Product Details
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Ig Publishing (January 15, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1935439618
ISBN-13: 978-1935439615

Cайт автора


Статья о книге

http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2013/06 ... -aaronson/

Интервью автора

http://fcir.org/2013/03/25/interview-te ... -aaronson/
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 16 авг 2013 16:37

http://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/book/ ... 9103301570

Startling Cold War Revelations of a Soviet KGB Chief
Tennent H. Bagley

320 pages
Hardcover - $26.95


From the dark days of World War II through the Cold War, Sergey A. Kondrashev was a major player in Russia’s notorious KGB espionage apparatus. Rising through its ranks through hard work and keen understanding of how the spy and political games are played, he “handled” American and British defectors, recruited Western operatives as double agents, served as a ranking officer at the East Berlin and Vienna KGB bureaus, and tackled special assignments from the Kremlin.
During a 1994 television program about former spymasters, Kondrashev met and began a close friendship with a former foe, ex–CIA officer Tennent H. “Pete” Bagley, whom the Russian asked to help write his memoirs.
Because Bagley knew so about much of Kondrashev’s career (they had been on opposite sides in several operations), his penetrating questions and insights reveal slices of never-revealed espionage history that rival anything found in the pages of Ian Fleming, Len Deighton, or John le Carré: chilling tales of surviving Stalin’s purges while superiors and colleagues did not, of plotting to reveal the Berlin Tunnel, of quelling the Hungarian Revolution and “Prague Spring” independence movements, and of assisting in arranging the final disposition of the corpses of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun. Kondrashev also details equally fascinating KGB propaganda and disinformation efforts that shaped Western attitudes throughout the Cold War.
Because publication of these memoirs was banned by Putin’s regime, Bagley promised Kondrashev to have them published in the West. They are now available to all who are fascinated by vivid tales of international intrigue.

Да, это тот самый Бэгли, который "вел" Дерябина и Носенко. И тот самый Кондрашов, который долгое время был шефом службы "А" (вот интересно, а может человек из службы "А" в принципе рассказывать правду?). Ну и опять же Кондрашов умер 6 лет назад. Откуда мне знать что в єтой книге от него, а что от Бэгли... Но интересно.
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Сообщение Моргенштерн » 19 авг 2013 10:09

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Russian-Roulett ... 368&sr=1-2

Russian Roulette: A Deadly Game: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Global Plot [Hardcover]
Giles Milton (Author)

Price: £13.00
(В Германии 23 Ойро)

This title will be released on August 29, 2013.

RUSSIAN ROULETTE tells the story of the first global plot and the British spies who were sent to thwart it.

The Soviet plot was breathtaking in scale: its aim was to destroy British rule in India, as a precursor to toppling the democracies of the West. It was to bring together two deadly forces - Soviet revolutionaries and Islamic jihadis - to form a highly toxic threat.

Unbeknownst to Moscow, a small band of British spies had been secretly smuggled into Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 revolution. They were an unlikely group of men: self taught and highly educated. Their boss was endearingly eccentric. Mansfield Cumming was a monocled, one-legged sea captain with a passion for secret inks and homemade explosives. Cumming gave his agents free range to do whatever they wanted once they were inside Soviet Russia: 'Just don't get yourself killed,' was his only injunction.

Over the course of the next three years, his spies would be involved in murder, deception and duplicity on a grand scale. Living in disguise - and constantly switching identities - they would infiltrate Soviet commissariats, the Red Army and Cheka (secret police), and would come within a whisker of assassinating Lenin.

The pinnacle of their achievement was to unmask Lenin's plan for global revolution. It would reach its denouement in the Central Asian city of Tashkent. Lenin's global plot would be spectacularly unravelled.

Britain's spies proved brilliantly successful in saving the Western world from catastrophe. They found a wholly new way in which to deal with enemies, one that relied on espionage and dirty tricks rather than warfare. As such, they were the unsung founders of today's modern, highly professional secret services and, in their way, inspiration for fictional heroes to follow, from James Bond to Jason Bourne.

Russian Roulette draws on little known records from India Political Intelligence that have only recently been released into the public domain, including rare duplicated copies of reports from MI6's closed archives.


Кроме того, я от автора узнал
а) пэйпербэк хотя и значится на Амазоне с датой выхода 29 августа, на самом деле выйдет только через год.
б) книга должна в 2014 году выйти также в России на русском языке (но я ждать не буду и куплю на супостатском, тем более цены сейчас почти не отличаются).
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 24 сен 2013 12:09

Читаю Теннента "Пита" Бэгли "Шпионские войны".
Книга посвящена преимущественно делу Носенко. И рвёт шаблоны, сформированные привычной литературой на эту тему, например, тем же Уайзом с "Охотой на кротов". Бэгли вполне разумно и аргументированно доказывает, что Носенко врал американцам с три короба, рассказывая о том, чего не мог знать в принципе, и водя их за нос. А в конце есть еще дополнение - анализ Петром Дерябиным показаний Носенко. Дерябин прямо пишет, что Носенко не знал как оформлять документы, когда начинается рабочий день в центральном аппарате, где и сколько там лифтов, какая зарплата и т.д. Зато классно знал лагерный жаргон. В общем, история о выбравшем свободу честном перебежчике Носенко и злюках-бобрах из ЦРУ рассыпается на глазах.
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 28 сен 2013 09:33

Боевому дедушке Чэпмэну Пинчеру, тому самому, кто раскрутил тему Роджера Холлиса, в следующем году исполняется СТО ЛЕТ!

В начале 2014 года выйдет его автобиография "Опасно знать!"

http://www.amazon.de/Dangerous-Know-Har ... an+pincher

16. Januar 2014

Harry Chapman Pincher is a legend amongst journalists. His name, a byword for investigative journalism, sounded a note of real terror for those trying to safeguard the secrets of state. Chapman Pincher came to journalism late, after early careers as a teacher, a scientist and a soldier, but after joining Lord Beaverbrook's then all-powerful Daily Express in the summer of 1945, he swiftly became the master of the journalistic scoop. His first splash, a leaked top secret account of the development of the atomic bomb, sparked a furious trans-Atlantic row. It was only the start of a career in which the name Chapman Pincher became synonymous with high-level leaks from the most secret parts of government. At a time when national newspapers operated out of Fleet Street and journalists hunted in packs, Chapman Pincher preferred to hunt alone, cultivating the high and mighty at shooting parties and other social gatherings where they were relaxed enough to share what seemed at the time to be every secret they knew. He still revels in the bitter claim of historian E P Thompson, that he was "a kind of official urinal" into which senior members of the government and the intelligence services stood "patiently leaking in the public interest". When he finally retired from journalism, the leaks kept coming, leading to a series of best-selling books on the infiltration of Britain's intelligence services by Moscow which culminated in the allegation in Their Trade is Treachery that the head of MI5, was a Soviet spy. Colourful, indiscreet and compelling, this life of a true journalistic colossus also reveals the secret history of the century he bestrode.

Gebundene Ausgabe: 368 Seiten
Verlag: Biteback (16. Januar 2014)
Sprache: Englisch
ISBN-10: 1849546517
ISBN-13: 978-1849546515
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 28 сен 2013 18:36

Джеймс Бэмфорд "Дворец головоломок" в пдф есть здесь

http://m.cdn.blog.hu/hi/hirszerzes/file ... Agency.pdf

За тридцать лет так и не перевели полностью, кстати.
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Re: Иностранные книги о шпионах

Сообщение Моргенштерн » 05 окт 2013 22:33

Очень рекомендую это произведение.

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Сообщение Моргенштерн » 18 окт 2013 20:31

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/CIA/D ... ceits.html

Deadly Deceits. My 25 years in the CIA
by Ralph McGehee

Ocean Press, 1999
(originally published 1983)
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