Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI)

The Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) was established as an organization within CIA to “think through the functions of intelligence and bring the best intellects available to bear on intelligence problems.” The center, comprising professional historians and experienced practitioners from throughout the Intelligence Community, attempts to document lessons learned from past activities, to explore the needs and expectations of intelligence consumers, and to stimulate serious debate about current and future intelligence challenges.

To carry out this mission, CSI publishes books and monographs addressing historical, operational, doctrinal and theoretical aspects of the intelligence profession. It also administers the CIA Museum and maintains the CIA’s Historical Intelligence Collection of published literature on intelligence. The center also houses the Emerging Trends Program, which seeks to identify the impact of future trends on the work of US intelligence.

CSI's mission areas include the following activities:

  1. Intelligence Research: Publish the quarterly Studies in Intelligence, the Journal of the American Intelligence Professional; Host independent research and publish books and monographs on intelligence topics.
  2. Intelligence History: Publish key documentary collections from the Cold War; Conduct oral history projects; Produce monographs on CIA history and the history of intelligence; Support the State Department's Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series.
  3. Historical Records: Promote public understanding of intelligence; Conferences and Seminars; Provide a forum for practitioners and scholars; Make important research widely available; Commemorate major historical events in the intelligence world; Interact with academic specialists.
  4. University Programs: Encourage and improve the teaching of intelligence; Sponsor CIA Officers-in-Residence on campuses.
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 62, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2018)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 62, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2018)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 62, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2018)

Studies in Intelligence, Volume 62, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2017
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Volume 61, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2017)

Studies in Intelligence, Volume 62, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2017

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 60, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2016)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 60, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2016)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 60, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2016)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2015)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 4 (Unclassified Articles From December 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2015)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 3 (Unclassified Articles From September 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2015)
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Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2015)

Studies in Intelligence: Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, V. 59, No. 2 (Unclassified Articles From June 2015)

Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the American Intelligence Profeessional. Unclassified Studies From Studies in Intelligence, V. 57, No. 4 (December 2013)
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Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the American Intelligence Professional, Unclassified Studies From Studies in Intelligence, V. 57, No. 4 (December 2013)

Studies in Intelligence, Journal of the American Intelligence Profeessional. Unclassified Studies From Studies in Intelligence, V. 57, No. 4 (December 2013)

CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting (Book and DVD)
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CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting (Book and DVD)

CIA Analysis of the Warsaw Pact Forces: The Importance of Clandestine Reporting (Book and DVD)

The Office of Scientific Intelligence: The Original Wizards of Langley: A Symposium Commemorating 60 Years of S&T Intelligence Analysis (Book and DVD)
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The Office of Scientific Intelligence: The Original Wizards of Langley: A Symposium Commemorating 60 Years of S&T Intelligence Analysis (Book and DVD)

The Office of Scientific Intelligence: The Original Wizards of Langley: A Symposium Commemorating 60 Years of S&T Intelligence Analysis (Book and DVD)

Preparing for Martial Law: Through the Eyes of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski (Book and DVD)
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Preparing for Martial Law: Through the Eyes of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski (Book and DVD)

Preparing for Martial Law: Through the Eyes of Col. Ryszard Kuklinski (Book and DVD)

Baptism by Fire, CIA Analysis of the Korean War: A Collection of Previously Released and Recently Declassified CIA Documents (Book and DVD)
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Baptism by Fire, CIA Analysis of the Korean War: A Collection of Previously Released and Recently Declassified CIA Documents (Book and DVD)

Baptism by Fire, CIA Analysis of the Korean War: A Collection of Previously Released and Recently Declassified CIA Documents (Book and DVD)

Penetrating the Iron Curtain: Resolving the Missile Gap With Technology (Book and DVD)
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Penetrating the Iron Curtain: Resolving the Missile Gap With Technology (Book and DVD)

Penetrating the Iron Curtain: Resolving the Missile Gap With Technology (Book and DVD)

Strategic Warning & the Role of Intelligence: The CIA and Strategic Warning; The 1968 Soviet-Led Invasion of Czechoslovakia (Book and DVD)
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Strategic Warning & the Role of Intelligence: The CIA and Strategic Warning; The 1968 Soviet-Led Invasion of Czechoslovakia (Book and DVD)

Strategic Warning & the Role of Intelligence: The CIA and Strategic Warning; The 1968 Soviet-Led Invasion of Czechoslovakia (Book and DVD)

The Warsaw Pact, Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance: Soviet-East European Military Relations in Historical Perspective; Sources and Reassessments (Book and DVD)
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The Warsaw Pact, Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance: Soviet-East European Military Relations in Historical Perspective; Sources and Reassessments (Book and DVD)

The Warsaw Pact, Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance: Soviet-East European Military Relations in Historical Perspective; Sources and Reassessments (Book and DVD)

Air America: Upholding the Airmen's Bond (Book and DVD)
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Air America: Upholding the Airmen's Bond (Book and DVD)

Air America: Upholding the Airmen's Bond (Book and DVD)

The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)
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The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)

The Warsaw Pact Wartime Statutes: Instruments of Soviet Control (Book and DVD)

An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents
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An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents

An Underwater Ice Station Zebra: Recovering a KH-9 Hexagon Capsule From 16,400 Feet Below the Pacific Ocean: Selected Declassified CIA Documents

CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport (Book and CD)
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CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport (Book and CD)

CIA's Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport (Book and CD)

Crafting an Intelligence Community: Papers of the First Four DCIs (Book and DVD)
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Crafting an Intelligence Community: Papers of the First Four DCIs (Book and DVD)

Crafting an Intelligence Community: Papers of the First Four DCIs (Book and DVD)

A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall (Book and DVD)
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A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall (Book and DVD)

A City Torn Apart: Building of the Berlin Wall (Book and DVD)

A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)
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A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)

A Life in Intelligence: The Richard Helms Collection (Book and DVD)

Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA (Book and DVD)
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Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA (Book and DVD)

Stories of Sacrifice and Dedication: Civil Air Transport, Air America, and the CIA (Book and DVD)

Getting To Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952-2004
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Getting To Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952-2004

Getting To Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952-2004

President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-israeli War (30 January 2013)
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President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-israeli War (30 January 2013)

President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-israeli War (30 January 2013)

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