The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the third issue of The Intelligence Review, a volume 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, eight CIB analysts tackle some of the most pressing and timely questions confronting intelligence observers today. Topics include the current and projected strength of the Islamic State in Libya, the status of unification efforts on the island of Cyprus, the future of the government in Venezuela, and the United States’ place in the Paris climate agreement. There are also papers examining the construction of energy pipelines in Central Asia, as well as aspects of Iranian geopolitics in relation to the United States. Last, though certainly not least, we have included an estimative intelligence analysis of the first round of this year’s presidential elections in France. It refers to an event of global significance that has already taken place. However, it is included in this volume as an illustration of the power of intellectual accuracy and the ability of an intelligence analyst to achieve 100 percent accuracy —as this analyst does— by methodically considering and evaluating the analytical parameters of her question with the right balance of precision and intuition.
The CIB analysts whose work is included in the first issue of The Intelligence Review are, in alphabetical order: Tahleia Bishop, Kayla “Ace” Chambers, Kiersten Chambers, Benjamin Dunham, Connor Kilgore, Jack Lincoln, Casey Mallon, and Troy Ramsbacher. The issue is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis and includes a foreword by EIA Director Dr. John Nomikos.