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Old and New Insights on the History of Intelligence and Diplomacy in the Balkans

by Bogdan Teodor (Author) Jordan Baev (Author) Matthew Crosston (Author) Mihaela Teodor (Author)
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Series: South-East European History, Volume 1

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Summary

The aim of this volume is to analyse and put into debate various practical facets of intelligence/diplomatic activities in the Balkans and to provide a better understanding on what an historical perspective can add to our explicit understanding of intelligence and diplomacy more generally. The book consists of twelve chapters by authors from various academic institutions in nine European countries. The proposals themselves organically imposed a thematic selection, which clarified the chronological issue as well: new insights, sources, and interpretations from young promising scholars and their various national historiographic schools. There are some logical limits to the scope of the volume and some challenges of writing on Balkan intelligence and diplomatic history. In the end, as Winston Churchill said and as this book shows, the Balkans have always produced more history than it could consume. A similar regional approach for the Balkans has not yet been done. This is the first obvious contribution of the present volume, filling this obvious gap in the existing literature. Despite a temporal range of centuries and radically different historical conditions, the studies in this volume are united by a common idea: the intimate relationship between diplomacy and intelligence. We highlight historical perspectives that solidify this connection and emphasize that their working unity can add value to our understanding of intelligence and diplomacy more generally. We hope, it pushes new insights today and, even more importantly, new research in the future amongst all who know the Balkans will forever be critical when it comes to both Intelligence Studies and Diplomacy.

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Pages
0
ISBN (PDF)
9781433190766
ISBN (ePUB)
9781433190773
ISBN (MOBI)
9781433190780
ISBN (Hardcover)
9781433190759
DOI
10.3726/b18654
Language
English
Publication date
2022 (October)
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Balkans History Intelligence Diplomacy Archive Connection Covert actions Network Insights Relations Historical perspective Challenges Bogdan Teodor South-East European History Jordan Baev Matthew Crosston Mihaela Teodor Old and New Insights on the History of Intelligence and Diplomacy in the Balkans

Biographical notes

Bogdan Teodor (Author) Jordan Baev (Author) Matthew Crosston (Author) Mihaela Teodor (Author)

Bogdan Teodor, PhD in History since 2011 within ‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ University, Iași, Romania. MA in European and security studies and BA in Contemporary history at the same University.  Currently ia an associate professor within "Mihai Viteazul" National Intelligence Academy, intelligence history and security studies field. Jordan Baev, Ph.D. in Contemporary History from Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1982), currently is Associate Professor in International History and Senior Research Fellow in Security Studies at Rakovsky Defense and Staff College in Sofia. He serves as the Coordinator of the Bulgarian Cold War Research Group since 1998. He writes on diplomatic, political, military and intelligence history, international terrorism, peacekeeping, and civil-military relations. Matthew Crosston has a PhD from Brown University and a MA from the University of London. Currently is Director of Academic Transformation at Bowie State University, He is widely published and sought after on issues of war, intelligence studies, national security, education innovation, and change leadership. Mihaela Teodor, PhD in History since 2011 within ‘Alexandru Ioan Cuza’ University, Iași, Romania. MA in European and security studies and BA in Contemporary history at the same University.  She is Senior research in security studies domain within National Intelligence Institute, ANIMV. MA in European and security studies and BA in history and French Language.

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