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CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in fall 2022
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CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in fall 2022

During regular academic semesters, members and supporters of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief gather once a week to get to know each other, discuss current events and participate in fun activities, like the CIB weekly news trivia quiz. For the upcoming semester, the CIB invites the organization’s members and prospective members to meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm in room CSCC 300 of the Coastal Science Center Complex, located across US 501, at 301 Allied Drive, Conway, SC 29576. Continue reading

NSA officers attend CIB Applied Intelligence Project briefing on Ukraine
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NSA officers attend CIB Applied Intelligence Project briefing on Ukraine

Two officers of the United States National Security Agency attended a briefing session on Ukraine, provided by the members of the CIB’s Applied Intelligence Project. The briefing took place on Monday, April 25, 2022, in Coastal Carolina University’s state-of-the-art Intelligence Operations Command Center. It was attended by the directors of the six CIB’s Critical Mission … Continue reading

CIB Applied Intelligence Project briefs senior Canadian diplomat
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CIB Applied Intelligence Project briefs senior Canadian diplomat

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, the CIB’s Applied Intelligence Project hosted Mr. Kirk DuGood, Political Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Canadian Consulate General in Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. DuGOOD has served Global Affairs Canada for 15 years, during which time he has served abroad at Canada’s embassy in Caracas, Venezuela, as well as … Continue reading

CIB Applied Intelligence project enters emergency operations in response to Ukraine war
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CIB Applied Intelligence project enters emergency operations in response to Ukraine war

Effective immediately, the CIB’s Applied Intelligence project has entered into emergency operations mode, in response to the outbreak of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The invasion began shortly before 0600 Moscow Time (UTC+3) today, 24 February, at which time Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that a “special military operation” was underway in eastern Ukraine. Launched … Continue reading

CCU video highlights CIB Applied Intel project
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CCU video highlights CIB Applied Intel project

Coastal Now, Coastal Carolina University’s in-house television show, has produced a brief video about the work of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief’s “Applied Intelligence” project. On February 16, Coastal Now visited the CIB’s Critical Mission Center briefing session at Coastal’s all-new Intelligence Operations Command Center, and filmed the group’s hour-long meeting. The purpose of the Coastal … Continue reading

CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in spring 2022
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CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in spring 2022

During regular academic semesters, members and supporters of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief gather once a week to get to know each other, discuss current events and participate in fun activities, like the CIB weekly news trivia quiz. For the spring 2020 semester, the CIB Executive Team invites the organization’s membership and prospective membership to meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm in room CSCC 300 of the Coastal Science Center Complex. Continue reading

CIB launches new internship focusing on applied intelligence
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CIB launches new internship focusing on applied intelligence

The Chanticleer Intelligence Brief, in association with the new Intelligence Operations Command Center (IOCC) at Coastal Carolina University, have launched a new experiential initiative. The Applied Intelligence Internship promises to be the most immersive, hands-on intelligence activity that has even been offered for students in the Intelligence and Security Studies program at CCU. Each semester, … Continue reading

CIB Tactical Analysis Group discusses ‘Havana Syndrome’
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CIB Tactical Analysis Group discusses ‘Havana Syndrome’

IN AN EFFORT TO repeat last semester’s success, the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief’s Tactical Analysis Group (CIB-TAG) met on Monday, November 15 to discuss one of the greatest spy-related mysteries of our time. The CIB-TAG initiative consists of CIB analysts and senior analysts with a strong interest in conducting thorough, in-depth examinations of timely topics relating … Continue reading

CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in fall 2021
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CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in fall 2021

During regular academic semesters, members and supporters of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief gather once a week to get to know each other, discuss current events and participate in fun activities, like the CIB weekly news trivia quiz. For the spring 2020 semester, the CIB Executive Team invites the organization’s membership and prospective membership to meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm in room CSCC 300 of the Coastal Science Center Complex. Continue reading

CIB to meet virtually on Zoom in Spring 2021
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CIB to meet virtually on Zoom in Spring 2021

The CIB will continue to respond to the public health requirements of the Coronavirus pandemic by holding its meetings online in the Spring 2020 semester. The decision was taken by the CIB’s Executive Team in early August of last year, in light of the threat that the pandemic poses to the health of students and faculty at Coastal Carolina University. For this reason, the CIB Executive Team invites the organization’s membership to meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm on the Zoom software platform. Continue reading

CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19
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CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19

Two Chanticleer Intelligence Brief senior analysts, Ana Maria Lankford and Derrick Storzieri, have published an article about the United States Intelligence Community’s dissemination of warning intelligence about COVID-19, prior to the outbreak of the pandemic. The article, entitled: “Spies and the Virus: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Intelligence Communication in the United States” has been published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Communications. Headquartered in Switzerland, Frontiers is considered one of the most prestigious open-access journal publishers in the sciences and social sciences, and is the world’s fifth most-cited publisher. It is extremely rare for undergraduate students to publish peer-reviewed research. Continue reading

CIB holds 10th celebration virtually amidst pandemic
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CIB holds 10th celebration virtually amidst pandemic

For the second time in a row, members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) did not meet for the CIB Banquet, which marks the culmination of the semester. The Banquet takes place to recognize the hard work of members, analysts, senior analysts and members, and to renew their pledge to make the organization even stronger in the coming year. This semester’s celebration marked the 10th CIB Banquet, in the tradition of the group’s first-ever banquet, which was held in May of 2016. But the coronavirus pandemic did not stop the CIB from doing its work, and the organization was still able to present this semester’s awards, albeit in a virtual fashion. Continue reading

Tensions rise among Mexican drug cartels amidst pandemic
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Tensions rise among Mexican drug cartels amidst pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has created economic and territorial challenges for Mexican drug cartels. These challenges are likely to hinder the growth of Mexican drug cartels and continue to raise tensions within the illicit drug markets, as the virus continues to affect cartel profits. The Mexican government has been fighting the war against the drug cartels for the past several decades. The emergence of the coronavirus is presenting new and unexpected complications in narcotics sales, causing economic impediments for the cartels. Continue reading

Iraqi demonstrations set to resume on the one-year anniversary of the ‘October Revolution’
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Iraqi demonstrations set to resume on the one-year anniversary of the ‘October Revolution’

THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the “October Revolution” in Iraq is very likely to devolve into street violence as sit-ins and demonstrations are set to resume. The source of this potential stems from three primary groups of actors: Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and their supporters, Sadrists, and the protesters. These demonstrations and violence are unlikely to overthrow the government. However, they may damage the public image of the Kadhimi government. Continue reading