The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the second issue of The Intelligence Review, a compendium of useful analytical forecasts by CIB analysts, which relate to some of the most pressing questions in global security today. The volume is the product of a transatlantic collaboration between the CIB and the European Intelligence Academy (EIA), a network of intelligence studies scholars, specialists and students, who are dedicated to promoting international collaboration in intelligence scholarship and research.
In this volume, eleven CIB analysts tackle some of the most pressing and timely questions confronting intelligence observers today. Topics include the gun control debate in the United States, Russia’s involvement in the Syrian Civil War, the future of Kurdish nationalism, and the internal Palestinian dispute between Hamas and Fatah. Papers in this volume also examine the current state of Islamist extremism, and extrapolate on its future prospects in the Middle East, West Africa, the Lake Chad region, as well as in Southeast and Central Asia. CIB analysts propose carefully crafted and informed forecasts that outline future developments in some of the world’s most unpredictable hot spots.
The CIB analysts whose work is included in the first issue of The Intelligence Review are, in alphabetical order: Patrick Sullivan, Casey Mallon, Madison Nowlin, Michael Jones, Ryan Haag, Blake Gutberlet, Ethan Leyshon, Matthew Serenita, Victoria James, Connor Kilgore, and Stephanie Nelson. The issue is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis and includes a foreword by EIA Director Dr. John Nomikos.