The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the eighth 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 issue Hannah Clegg examines the stability of the Russian government under President Vladimir Putin. Derrick Storzieri discusses the fast-changing bilateral relations between the United States and Mexico in the concluding stages of the Donald Trump presidential administration. Hannah Crumpton focuses on the impact of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security in the United States. Augustine Batten evaluates the recent development of Russian military and economic activity in the Arctic region. Kaitlin Presnell looks at the ongoing civil conflict in Yemen, which has drawn in numerous regional powers. Kelsey Kerouac focuses on the little-known Sunni Islamist militancy in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And Rachel “Rae” McArthur considers the status and future development of the United States-Mexico Barrier, which is commonly known as “the border wall”. The issue is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis and includes a foreword by EIA Director Dr. John Nomikos.