The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the fifth 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.
Topics in this issue include the current and projected strength of the al-Shabaab militant group in East Africa, the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, and the current state of Mexico’s drug cartels. The issue also contains an analysis of the rising tension between the European Union and the government of Poland, as well as of the complex relationship between the United States and Cuba. The compendium concludes with an eye-opening report on the state of Middle Eastern linguistics in the United States Intelligence Community in the post-9/11 era. The CIB analysts whose work is included in this issue of The Intelligence Review are, in alphabetical order: Shannon Brophy, Joseph Cain, Blake Gutberlet, Nathan Lake, Rachel Panichella, and Ian Russick. The issue is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis and includes a foreword by EIA Director Dr. John Nomikos.