Heuer, the CIA and Neo Institutionalism Analytical Essay by scribbler

An analysis of the concepts of neo realism, neo institutionalism and neo liberalism in light of Richards J. Heuer's work and the CIA's role in intelligence analysis.
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The paper relates that Richards J. Heuer had a significant impact on the Central Intelligence Agency's ability to effectively conduct its intelligence analysis activities. This paper uses Heuer's work as a basis for a case study to illustrate the concepts of neo realism, neo institutionalism and neo liberalism in illustrating the importance of the CIA's work in intelligence analysis. The paper then demonstrates why in this instance, the most informative concept to study of the three is that of neo institutionalism because of its focus on the importance of the agency itself.

From the Paper:

"Richards J. Heuer had a significant impact on the Central Intelligence Agency's ability to effectively conduct its intelligence analysis activities. Heuer's influence has been felt for several decades, and his work led to the creation of the CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence (Heuer, xiii), where many of the nations top intelligence analysts are trained. Using Heuer's work as a basis for a case study, the concepts of neo realism, neo institutionalism, and neo liberalism can illustrate the importance of the CIA's work in intelligence analysis. In this instance, the most informative concept to study of the three is that of neo institutionalism because of its focus on the importance of the agency itself.
"Heuer's methods lend themselves well to the study of the three theories in question. He begins his work with the idea of "thinking about thinking" (Heuer, 1). He assesses the necessity in removing bias in analysis, the difficulty in doing so, and the creativity necessary to do so in such a way that the resulting analysis is solid. Heuer pioneered the use of analytic methods and personal psychology in intelligence analysis. His methods of explanation coincide well with the three theories studied here."

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