Nearly 70 people gathered at the Myrtle Beach Education Center on the morning of Friday, April 21, for the second 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 Coastal Carolina University.
Several Chanticleer Intelligence Brief members were among students recognized last week in a special ceremony held by the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University.
Members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) met for the culmination of the semester on April 19, to recognize the hard work of officers, analysts and members, and to renew their pledge to make the organization even stronger in the coming semester.
Earlier this month, several members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief were among a sizeable group of Coastal Carolina University students who were inducted in the local chapter of the Order of the Sword and Shield.
The European Union’s executive branch, the European Commission, is threatening legal action against Poland if it continues to refuse to accommodate asylum seekers under the European Union’s migration plan (European Commission 2017). Poland is unlikely to change its position on accepting more migrants. Warsaw’s stance may prompt legal action from the European Union, which will only worsen an already declining relationship between the two.
The militant group formerly known as the al-Nusrah Front has rebranded itself and merged with four other factions to create a group now formally known as Tahrir al-Sham (BBC Monitoring). This rebranding could possibly allow the group to introduce new tactics and capabilities, which were unavailable to it prior to the merger. I assess with high confidence that Tahrir al-Sham will not be defeated in 2017, due to the merger that has occurred.