Bowman Miller

National Intelligence University

Programs: Foreign & Security Policy, GeoeconomicsRegions: Europe & EurasiaCategory: Analysis

Dr. Bowman H. (Bo) Miller teaches graduate courses in globalization and intelligence, conflict and social analysis, European issues, foreign intelligence partnerships, and issues in all-source analysis at the National Intelligence University in Washington, DC. His four decades in U.S. counterintelligence and intelligence began in 1966 as a summer intern linguist at the National Security Agency.

Before joining the NIU faculty in August 2005, he served for 27 years in the U.S. Department of State in intelligence and terrorism analysis positions.

From 1987 until his retirement in 2005, he was Director of Analysis for Europe in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) at State in charge of all-source political and security analysis for the Secretary of State and other senior policymakers by a staff of 20 analysts responsible for the whole of Europe. Prior to going to the State Department, he was a U.S. Air Force officer performing special investigations and analysis while serving in Germany and in Washington.

Dr. Miller has been affiliated in one form or another with AGI for over 20 years. He was educated at the University of Iowa, Cornell University, the German university in Tübingen, and at Georgetown University, where he received his PhD in German in 1983. His research interests, lectures, and publications center on conflict analysis, the intelligence process, European and German issues, transatlantic relations, the role of language in politics and diplomacy, and the craft of all-source analysis.

Recent Content


Tomorrow’s Europe: A Never Closer Union

Europe is beset with multiple, intersecting challenges and crises, among them unwelcome inward migration, suffocating indebtedness in the southern tier, rising populist nationalism evident from Britain and France to Hungary …

The Future Europe

In May 1989, U.S. President George H.W. Bush gave a speech in Mainz, West Germany, inviting—or challenging—Germany to be a “partner in leadership” with the United States. Many Germans greeted …