Kathleen ChristisonKathleen (McGrath) Christison (born 1941) is an American political analyst and author whose primary area of focus is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
For sixteen years, Christison worked as a political analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Between 1963 and 1972, her work concentrated on Vietnam. The last seven years before her resignation from the agency in 1979 saw her work there centered on the Middle East; and according to Robert Dreyfuss's 2005 book ''Devil's Game: How The United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam'' (p. 160), "Kathy Christison ... headed the CIA's Egypt desk from 1973 to 1977." Since leaving the CIA, Christison has worked as a free-lance author. She and her husband, Bill Christison, have gained recognition as vocal critics of Israel. Her articles have been published extensively by the Journal of Palestine Studies and CounterPunch as well as in the Electronic Intifada and Adbusters. She is also the author of two books: ''Perceptions of Palestine: Their Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy'' (1999 & 2001) and ''The Wound of Dispossession: Telling the Palestinian Story'' (2002). Provided by Wikipedia