Several IWP alumni and faculty members contributed to the Association of Former Intelligence Officers' Guide to the Study of Intelligence, which was designed and written with the goal of helping instructors teach about the field of intelligence. The assumption that guided the formation of this book is that a very limited number of secondary school teachers or undergraduate instructors are experts in this field. Even many practitioners of intelligence are likely to have a limited knowledge of the field of intelligence as a whole, as many have spent their careers in one or two agencies, concentrating in only a few fields.
In order to ensure that the Guide is most useful to students, instructors, and practitioners, it is broken down into various articles by subject matter experts from various fields. These parts include, but are not limited to: intelligence disciplines, applications and support to various missions, instruction of espionage, counterintelligence, covert action, and much more.
Four IWP faculty members and alumni have written key articles in this Guide:
S. Eugene Poteat wrote an article for the Guide on counterintelligence, homeland security, and domestic intelligence. Prof. Poteat is a former AFIO President who served as a senior CIA Scientific Intelligence Officer for approximately 20 years. He graduated from the Institute with a Master's Degree in Statecraft and International Affairs in 2002 and later taught on the IWP faculty. He is now a Professor Emeritus.
David L. Charney, MD, a former student at IWP, wrote an article for the guide on the psychology of espionage. Dr. Charney is an expert and highly regarded psychiatrist who serves as a consulting professional to the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Professor John Sano wrote a portion of the Guide on human intelligence (HUMINT). Prof. Sano served with distinction for 28 years in the CIA, retiring at the position of Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service in 2005. He currently instructs courses on intelligence, covert action, and HUMINT at the Institute.
Ambassador G. Philip Hughes wrote about diplomacy and intelligence for the Guide. Amb. Hughes, currently a Professor of Diplomacy at the Institute, served as Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean from November 1990 until 1993; prior to this appointment he served as Executive Secretary of the National Security Council.