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

Nearly 80 people gathered at the Myrtle Beach Education Center on the morning of Thursday, December 6, for the fifth 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

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

Members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) met for the culmination of the semester on December 5, 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 sixth CIB Banquet, in the tradition of the group’s first-ever banquet, which was held in May of 2016. Continue reading

Longtime CIB member and Russia expert studies abroad in Kazakhstan
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Longtime CIB member and Russia expert studies abroad in Kazakhstan

Madison Nowlin first joined the CIB in the spring of 2016. Since that time, she has served the organization from multiple positions. As of September 12 of this year, Madison is studying International Relations at Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she will be staying until December 18. We caught up with Madison via email and asked her a few questions about her current study-abroad experience. Continue reading

CIB executive is awarded prestigious US State Department internship
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CIB executive is awarded prestigious US State Department internship

Shannon Brophy, the CIB’s recruitment officer, will be spending the spring 2019 semester in the Sultanate of Oman as an intern with the United States Department of State. Shannon, a long-time member of the CIB, who currently heads the organization’s Middle East Desk, will join the US embassy in Oman’s capital, Muscat, as part of the US Department of State’s Student Internship Program. It is the first time that a Coastal Carolina University student has been awarded this highly competitive and prestigious US government internship. Continue reading

Sinaloa Kingpin Dámaso Núñes strikes deal with US federal prosecutors
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Sinaloa Kingpin Dámaso Núñes strikes deal with US federal prosecutors

Sinaloa cartel kingpin Dámaso López Núñes has struck a deal with United States federal officials and might agree to testify against Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán in his upcoming trial. This important development adds to our assessment with high confidence that the Sinaloa Cartel is in decline because of the arrest of head kingpin El Chapo’, whose trial is about to begin. Continue reading

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 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