By Barry Meier

Source: The Cipher Brief

Intelligence may be the world’s second oldest profession, according to some writers, but it is a young area of inquiry for academics. Most of the scholarly works written in English since the field began to develop around the 1990s have had to do with US and British intelligence. Japanese Foreign Intelligence and Grand Strategy: From the Cold War to the Abe Era, written by Brad Williams, an associate professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong, which hit bookshelves in March this year, follows the eminent MIT scholar Richard Samuels’ Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community (2019) as the second of two academic works in English on the Japanese intelligence community.

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