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CIB analyst studies abroad in Japan
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CIB analyst studies abroad in Japan

In the spring of 2017, Julia Emory became the CIB’s first-ever Japan analyst. In August of 2017, a few months after undertaking her CIB research, Julia moved to Japan, where she studied for 10 months at Osaka Gakuin University. We spoke with Julia about her time in Japan and the connection between her stay there and her work for CIB. Continue reading

CIB executive wins $50,000 global grant to study abroad
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CIB executive wins $50,000 global grant to study abroad

Maddy Scholar, the CIB’s Chief Operations Officer, is the recipient of a $50,000 scholarship to study abroad for a year. Called the Rotary Global Grant, the scholarship is part of an annual nationwide competition by Rotary International, and administered by Rotary’s District 7770. Continue reading

CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in fall 2018
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CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in fall 2018

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 quiz. For the fall 2018 semester, the CIB Executive Team invites the organization’s membership and prospective membership to meet every … Continue reading

CIB holds its fourth symposium at the Myrtle Beach Education Center
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CIB holds its fourth symposium at the Myrtle Beach Education Center

Nearly 60 people gathered at the Myrtle Beach Education Center on the morning of Thursday, April 26, for the fourth Chanticleer Intelligence Brief Symposium. The event featured timely updates about some of the world’s most critical hot spots by a panel of CIB Analysts. It was held in conjunction with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University, and supported by the Edwards College of Humanities and Arts at CCU. Continue reading

Fifth CIB Banquet celebrates semester’s hard work
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Fifth CIB Banquet celebrates semester’s hard work

Members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) met for the culmination of the semester on April 25, to recognize the hard work of officers, analysts and members, and to renew their pledge to make the organization even stronger in the coming year. This was the fifth CIB Banquet, in the tradition of the group’s first-ever banquet, which was held in May of 2016. As always, the event featured free food provided to all CIB members, which was enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere. Continue reading

Trump proposes meeting Putin despite tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions
Analysis

Trump proposes meeting Putin despite tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions

United States President Donald Trump has extended an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Washington in the near future, despite the mutual expulsion of diplomats between the two countries. The possibility of a summit may point to alleviating tensions caused by the poisoning of Russian former spy Sergei Skripal in Britain, which prompted the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US. While the outcome of a potential summit remains uncertain, we believe with high confidence that the US economic sanctions on Russia will stay in place throughout 2018. Continue reading

Rising violence in Mexico prompts US travel restrictions
Analysis

Rising violence in Mexico prompts US travel restrictions

Intensifying violence along Mexico’s Caribbean coast has led the United States to prohibit government personnel from traveling to Playa del Carmen4. The increase in violence is supportive of the concept that Mexican drug cartels are battling for territory, and while it would be premature to attribute the most recent security threat to a particular cartel, it is with high confidence we believe the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to be the most powerful drug cartel in Mexico. Continue reading