The Center for the Study of Intelligence of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) presents the full text of the 2001 electronic book entitled "CIA's Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947-1991." The text is available in PDF format. The CIA had the task of helping American policymakers understand events in the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War. This report comments on Soviet military actions, foreign policy, politics, economic performance, and other factors during the Cold War.
Mode of access: Internet from the CSI web site. Address as of 9/4/01: http://www.cia.gov/csi/books/princeton/index.html; current access is available via PURL.