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The University of Texas at El Paso
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intelligence, intelligence liaison, intelligence history, CIA Afghan Program, U.S.-Pakistan, terrorism, counterterrorism
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About Me

Diana I. Bolsinger is Assistant Professor and former Director of the Intelligence and National Security Studies (INSS) graduate program at The University of Texas at El Paso. Her research examines how Washington’s clandestine security relationships historically have impacted U.S. policymaking. She also is an IC veteran who served in a variety of analytical and policy support positions in the US Intelligence and foreign policy communities, including assignments in South Asia, the Balkans, Northeast Asia, and Washington, DC.

Recent Publications

Bolsinger, D. (2022). Not at Any Price: LBJ, Pakistan, and Bargaining in an Asymmetric Intelligence Relationship (Winter 2021/2022). Texas National Security Review.

Bolsinger, D. I. (2023). Deception and Manipulation in an Intelligence Liaison Relationship: US–Pakistani Negotiations and the 1980s Afghan Program. International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence, 1-22.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Asia, Middle East, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Government