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2009/2010 HIS343 Final Exam Terms


Department
History
Course Code
HIS343Y1
Professor
Wesley Wark
Study Guide
Final

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HIS343Y1 Final Exam Review
2010
Midterm Exam Format:
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Location: SS 1085 (A-GE) or SS 1084 (GH-Z)
Duration: 3 Hours, 9-12 AM
Format: 2 Parts:
1.Compulsory essay question , likely based on a quote that attempts to encompass the overarching
themes of the course- this will be explored through the use of historical examples
2.Two topic-specific essay questions , picked from a list of roughly 6-8 questions. This will require
in-depth knowledge about the particular topic discussed
Note: Some weeks are missing due to holidays/ no assigned readings.
Week 2: Understanding Intelligence Principles
September 21, 2009
Readings
Michael Warner, “Wanted: A Definition of Intelligence” [Course Text]
Phillip Davies, Ideas of Intelligence: Divergent National Concepts and Institutions [Course
Text]
Malcolm Gladwell, Connecting the Dots: the Paradoxes of Intelligence Reform [Reader]
Thomas Powers, The Vanished Case for War [Reader]
Terms Individuals/GroupsEventsThemes
-Creeping
determinism
(Gladwell, 3)
-General Eli Zeira
(AMAN)
-Al-Qaeda
-David L. Rosehan
(psychologist)
-Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA)
-Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI)
-George Tenet (CIA)
-George W. Bush
-David Kay
(Weapons expert)
-Iraq Survey Group
-Colin Powell
-Arab-Israeli War,
1973
-September 11
Attacks
-Iraq War, 2003
-Ambiguity in
intelligence
gathering/assessmen
t
-Failing to foresee a
new intelligence
problem in solving
the old issue
-Problems of
Organizational
cooperation/rivalry
-Politicization of
Intelligence
-Importance of
constructed
narratives
Week 3: The Origins of Modern Intelligence
September 28, 2009
Readings:
Michael Herman, Intelligence Power in Peace and War [Reader]
Jeffrey Richelson, A Century of Spies, Chapter 1
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HIS343Y1 Final Exam Review
2010
Terms Individuals/GroupsEventsThemes
-Black Chambers
-
Telephone/Telegraph/Radio
-Aerial reconnaissance
-Cryptanalysis
-Prussian general
staff
-Okhrana (Czarist
Russian counter-
intelligence)
-Secret Service
Bureau (UK, 1909)
-Mansfield George
Cumming
-Sidney Reilly (spy)
-Baron August
Schulga (spy)
-Industrial
Revolution
-1907 Russo-Anglo-
French pact
-Early intelligence as
an ad-hoc activity
-The military role of
intelligence
-Modernization of
communication and
warfare
-Spy Scares
influencing creation
of intelligence
agencies
Week 4: The Birth of the British Spy System
October 5, 2009
Readings:
Christopher Andrew, Spies and Spy Scares [Reader]
Terms Individuals/GroupsEventsThemes
-Spies of the Kaiser
(1909 novel)
-Dreadnought (boat)
-Committee for
Imperial Defence
(CID)
-Secret Service
Bureau (1909)
-William Le Queux
(writer)
-Albert Harmsworth
(Daily Mail
publisher)
-Sir Earl Roberts
-Gustav Steinhauer
(German spymaster)
-Sir Mansfield
George Smith-
Cumming
-Winston Churchill
-The Great Game
-Boxer Rebellion
(1900)
-Boer War (1899-
1902)
-Official
Secrets Act (1911)
-World War I
-Popular cultures
role in shaping
development of
intelligence services
-Amateur nature of
early spies
-Spy scares
-Anglo-German
military rivalry
-Fear of German
invasion of England
-
Week 6: World War One: The Revolution Begins
October 19, 2009
Readings:
Richelson, Chapters 2-3
Simon Singh, The Mechanization of Secrecy [Reader]
Terms Individuals/GroupsEventsThemes
-Human Intelligence
(HUMINT)
-Signals Intelligence
(SIGINT)
-Traffic analysis
-French
Cryptographers
-Gugliemo Marconi
(radio inventor)
-La Dame Blanche”
network
-Admiral William
Henry Hall (Room
40)
-World War I (1914-
1918)
-The Battle of the
Marne
-Tannenberg
-The Battle of
Jutland (1916)
-Intelligence as a
novel tool to support
offensive military
strategies
-Application of new
technology to
support intelligence
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HIS343Y1 Final Exam Review
2010
-Room 40
-Image Intelligence
(IMINT)
-Aerial intelligence
-U-Boats
-Arthur
Zimmermann
-Zimmermann
Telegram
activities
-Misuse/distrust of
intelligence
Week 7: The Bolshevik Problem
October 26, 2009
Readings:
Christopher Andrew and Oleg Gordievsky, The Cheka, Counterrevolution and the Lockhart
Conspiracy’ [Reader]
Richelson, Chapter 4, Lenins Spies
Terms Individuals/GroupsEventsThemes
-Agent penetration
-Red terror - a
“special system of
organized violence”
-Left Socialist
Revolutionaries
(LSR)
-Cheka
-Felix Dzerzhinsky
-Vladimir Lenin
-Robert Lockhart
-Sidney Reilly
-NKVD (Cheka
replacement)
-Russian Revolution
-The Treaty of Brest-
Litvosk (1918)
-Russian Civil War
(1918-1922)
-Lockhart-Reilly
Plot
-The revolutionary
origins of Soviet
intelligence
-Intelligence
agencies as a tool of
state control
-Persistent fear of
foreign and domestic
plots
-Mutual paranoia
between the
Bolsheviks and the
Europeans
Week 8: Imperial Intelligence
November 2, 2009
Readings:
Prya Satia, Spies in Arabia”, Chapters 1& 2 [Reader]
Martin Thomas, Empires of Intelligence”, Chapters 1&8 [Reader]
Terms Individuals/GroupsEventsThemes
-Kim (novel)
-The Great Game
-Tournament of
Shadows”
-British mandate in
Palestine
-Information order
(Bayly)
-Colonial reliance on
HUMINT
-Zionism
-Pan-Arabism
-Rudyard Kipling
-Capt. Arthur
Connolly
-Pundits (guides)
-Nain Singh Rawat
(pundit)
-Surete and Service
de Renseignements
(France)
-Palestine Criminal
Investigation
Department (CID)
-Great
Trigonometrical
Survey of India,
1818-1883
- Balfour
Declaration, 1917
-Western (Wailing)
Wall clashes, 1929
-Arab revolt in
Palestine, 1935-1939
-Historical British-
Russian rivalry
-Part-time
amateur/gentlemen
spying for adventure
-Illusory nature of
the great game and
its effect on great
power competition
-Integral role of
environmental and
political intelligence
in European colonial
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