Jane's Intelligence Review is a monthly journal on military intelligence published by Jane's Information Group (Jane's). Its coverage includes international security issues, ongoing conflicts, organized crime, and weapons proliferation.
It was first published in January 1989 as Jane's Soviet Intelligence Review, although a pilot edition had been produced in September the previous year and distributed at the Farnborough Airshow in order to test the market. Uniquely for Jane's—and its parent company, the Thomson Corporation—the magazine carried no advertising but relied on subscription revenue only. It was profitable in its first year of publication and is believed to have remained profitable ever since. Amongst the first subscribers were the then vice-president of the United States, Dan Quayle, and the author Tom Clancy. Included in the January 1989 issue were articles on the Soviet 2S6 air-defence system, the Soviet Mi-24 helicopter and the new commanding general of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany, Army General Stanislav Postnikov.
Specialist correspondents for the magazine in 1989 included Joe Bermudez (an expert in the development of ballistic missile technology by developing countries). Chris Foss (editor of Jane's Armour and Artillery), David Isby (author of Weapons and Tactics of the Soviet Union), Group Captain Duncan Lennox (editor of Jane's Air-Launched Weapons), and John Taylor (editor of Jane's All the World's Aircraft). Mark Galeotti (an expert on Russian security affairs) contributed a monthly column between 1991 and 2006.
In 1991 in response to the breakup of the Warsaw Pact, the magazine changed its title to Jane's Intelligence Review although it had already expanded its coverage to include a special report on Iraq in October 1990 following that country's invasion of Kuwait.
The magazine in its current form focuses on a range of global security/stability issues, and includes regular features on international security, state stability, terrorism and insurgency, organised crime, and proliferation and procurement. These articles are written by a wide range of expert authors and on-the-ground correspondents.
Editors[edit | edit source]
- Paul Beaver: pilot issue, 1988
- Henry Dodds: 1989–1992
- Robert Hall
- Peter Felstead
- Christopher Aaron
- Paul Burton
- Christian Le Mière: 2006–2010
- Anna Gilmour: 2010–2012
- Matthew Clements: 2012–
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