Books & Papers

  • Making Strategic Analysis Matter by Gregory Treverton, Jeremy Ghez; RAND Corporation, National Security Research Division 
  • Open Source Intelligence in a Networked World by Anthony Olcott
  • The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA by Joby Warrick 
  • Wild Bill Donivan – The Spymaster who created the CIA by Douglas Waller 
  • Open Target by Clark Kent Ervin 
  • Children of Jihad by Jared Cohen
  • Words of Intelligence: An Intelligence Professional's Lexicon for Domestic and Foreign Threats by Jan Goldman
  • Fair Play: The Moral Dilemma of Spying by James M. Olson
  • High Impact Strategies
  • First In: An Insider's Account of How the CIA Spearheaded the War on Terror in Afghanistan by Gary Schroen
  • Analyzing Intelligence: Origins, Obstacles, and Innovations by Roger Z. George and James B. Bruce
  • The CIA's Program for Improving Intelligence Analysis - "Curing Analytic Pathologies" by Jeffrey R. Cooper
  • The Ayatollah Begs To Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran by Hooman Majd 
  • The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years by Bernard Lewis
  • The Power of People: Building an Integrated National Security Professional System for the 21st Century (Non-governmental Paper)
  • Development of an Agent-Based Epidemiological Model of Beef Cattle by Chrysm Watson Ross, Robert J. Glass, John Harger, Stephen H. Conrad, Aldo A. Zagonel, Walter E. Beyeler, Melissa Finley

Movies & Videos

  • *NEW* Ken Burns' THE VIETNAM WAR
  • A Nation in Waiting (Al Jazeera) - A Documentary on the recent political history of Egypt and rise of Hosni Mubarak
  • Egypt Burning (Al Jazeera) – Documentary covering 5 days of revolution in Tahrir Square
  • Breach (Hollywood) – Drama about US Spy Richard Hanson
  • Extraordinary Fidelity – The story of CIA officers John T. Downey and Richard G. Fecteau
  • Hackers Wanted – Unreleased documentary about hackers (narrated by Kevin Spacey)
  • Inside Story Iran's power struggle (Al Jazeera) – Power struggle between The president and Supreme Leader
  • IRAN (is not the problem), a documentary by Aaron Newman (2008)
  • IRAN Documentary Yesterday and Today  Rick Steves – Non Political documentary on Iran
  • Islamic Extremism - Crime & Investigation Network – (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT) – Un-narrated collection of video covering Islamic extremism.
  • Occupation 101 – Israeli/Palestinian conflict
  • Rageh Inside Iran – Documentary on Iran life
  • Terrorists in Iran (Iran Today / Press TV Iran)
  • The True Battle of Chernobyl Uncensored – The Chernobyl Accident and activities that took place at that time.
  • The Battle of Algiers (1966 film – English subtitles)

Magazines/Journals/Newspaper Articles

Information wars (Al Jazeera) – Multitude of technology related topics (Empire)
Social networks, social revolution (Al Jazeera) – Social networks’ role in revolution (Empire)

Behind Taliban Lines (Frontline)
House of Saud – Documentary on the Saudi family rise (Frontline)
Are We Safer – 3 stories relating to US intelligence and actions (Frontline)

Inside Undercover in North Korea (National Geographic)

Aftershocks - The toppling of Egypt's government and the renewal of violence against nation's Christian minority (

Syria Intervention is only a matter of time - Dr. Emile Nakhleh (Financial Times)

Engage Islamists Without Fear - Dr. Emile Nakhleh (Albuquerque Journal)

We can live with a Nuclear Iran - Paul Pillar (The Washington Monthly Magazine)

Iran, Nukes and lies of Islamists - Cla Thomas (Albuquerque Journal)

Egypt-Israel Peace Hangs by a Thread - Richard Cohen (Albuquerque Journal)

Social Media and the Arab Spring - T.J. Waters (Small Wars Journal)

To Fight India We Fought Ourselves - Mohsin Hamid (New York Times)

Genuine Constitutional Monarchy Is the Only Way Out for Al KhalifaDr. Emile Nakhleh (Inter Press Service News Agency)

Links & Websites

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

MEMRI TV - The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) TV Monitor Project

MEMRI JTTM - MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor

Alarabiya News (English)

Middle East Technology News

Middle East Broadcasting Center

Scholarly Content on the Impact of 9/11

DMOZ: The Open Directory Project

List of Chinese language television channels

International Crisis Group: Working to Prevent Conflict Worldwide

International Institute for Strategic Studies: The Leading Authority on  Global Security; Facts, Analysis, Influence

IHS Jane's Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis

Security and Defence Agenda: A Nuetral Platform for Discussing Defence and & Security Policies

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Strategic Insights & Bipartisan Policy Solutions

Other Publications

Office of the Director of National Intelligence Publications

Association of Former Intelligence Officers Publications

Central Intelligence Agency Publications

Federal Bureau of Investigation Publications

Air Force Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance (ISR) Agency Publications

United States Coast Guard Publications

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Publications

U.S. Department of State Publications

U.S. Department of Treasury Publications

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Publications

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Publications

National Reconnaissance Office Publications

National Security Agency Publications

U.S. Secret Service Publications

National Intelligence University Publications

NATO e-library

RAND Corporation Publications