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THE GEOPOLITICS READER by Simon Dalby, Paul Routledge and Gerard Toal.

This 2nd edition has been extensively revised. It covers a range geopolitical conflicts over five parts, starting with imperial geopolitics through to the cold war, entering the twenty-first century followed by a look at global dangers and ending with an interesting part five that looks at geopolitics from the other side of the fence.
The book provides a great overview on geopolitics, international relations and world politics for those learning GEOINT.

The Geopolitics Reader


INTELLIGENCE AND CRIME ANALYSIS: CRITICAL THINKING THROUGH WRITING by David Cariens

Delivering your intelligence in an understandable and clear manner, this is what this book sets out to assist you with. CIA experienced author, David Cariens offers lessons in writing, critical thinking, and ethics. He provides practical instruction for intelligence personnel along with useful exercises which will improve your writing and analysis skills.

Intelligence and Crime Analysis


WHY GEOGRAPHY MATTERS: MORE THAN EVER by Harm de Blij

The book provides an introduction to geopolitics showing how geography, humans and politics are connected. The author covers a range of topics from environmental issues to terrorist attacks, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, African conflict and the financial economic crisis in Europe and the United States. Good book to ease into geopolitics.

Why Geography Matters


AN INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY by Martin Jones, Rhys Jones, Michael Woods, Mark Whitehead, Deborah Dixon and Matthew Hannah

The text explores the full breadth of contemporary political geography, covering not only traditional concerns such as the state, geopolitics, electoral geography and nationalism; but also increasing important areas at the cutting-edge of political geography research including globalization, the geographies of regulation and governance, geographies of policy formulation and delivery, and themes at the intersection of political and cultural geography, including the politics of place consumption, landscapes of power, citizenship, identity politics and geographies of mobilization and resistance.

Introduction to political geography


INTELLIGENCE: FROM SECRETS TO POLICY 6th EDITION by Mark M. Lowenthal

Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy looks at the intelligence community and its' place in policy. Covering historical developments in US intelligence, the various intelligence agencies, budgets, analysis, relationships and more. It looks at the intelligence process, how analysts collect intel along with strengths and weaknesses in disciplines. Issues in counterintelligence, cover actions and oversight. Certainly a guide that every policy maker should have on their desk for making informed decisions.

Intelligence from secrets to policy


WIRED FOR WAR: THE ROBOTICS REVOLUTION AND CONFLICT IN THE 21ST CENTURY by P. W. Singer

In Wired for War, P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in military affairs since the atom bomb: the dawn of robotic warfare. We are on the cusp of a massive shift in military technology that threatens to make real the stuff of I, Robot and The Terminator. Blending historical evidence with interviews of an amaz­ing cast of characters, Singer shows how technology is changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and the ethics that surround war itself. Travelling from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern-day "skunk works" in the midst of suburbia, Wired for War will tantalise a wide readership, from military buffs to policy wonks to gearheads.

Wired for War


GEOGRAPHY AND TECHNOLOGY by Stanley D. Brunn, Susan L. Cutter and J. W. Harrington Junior

New technologies have always been important in advancing geographic understanding, but never have they been so thoroughly and rapidly transformative of the discipline as at this stage in geography's evolution. Just as new technologies have profoundly expanded both research possibilities and the knowledge base of other disciplines, such as biology, physics or medicine, so too are the revolutionary new geographic technologies developed during the past few decades extending frontiers in geographic research, education and applications.

Geography and Technology


ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS 6th EDITION by Keith Smith

The sixth edition provides an updated overview on extreme environmental events that threaten society. Bringing together natural and social sciences looking at how humanity interacts with natural systems, economic development along with ways in how to reduce the risk.

Environmental Hazards


A FOUCAULT PRIMER: DISCOURSE, POWER AND THE SUBJECT by Alec Mchoul and Wendy Grace

The book concentrates on some of the central concepts, like Foucault's rethinking of the categories of "discourse," "power," and " the subject."; Foucault's writings contribute collectively to what he himself calls "an ontology of the present." His historical research was always geared towards showing how things could have been and still could be otherwise. This is especially the case with respect to the production of human subjects.

A Foucault Primer



MODERN MILITARY GEOGRAPHY by Francis Galgano and Eugene J. Palka

This book of contributed chapters by subject matter expertly provides an overview and analysis of salient contemporary and historical military subjects from the military geographer’s perspective. Factors of geography have had a compelling influence on battles and campaigns throughout history; however, geography and military affairs have gained heightened attention during the past two decades, and military geography is the discipline best situated to explain them. Hence, the premise of this book and its contents are founded on the principle that geographical knowledge of space, place, people, and scale provide essential insights into contemporary security issues and promotes the idea that such insight is critical to understanding and managing significant military problems at local, regional, and global scales.

MODERN MILITARY GEOGRAPHY