02The Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) is a student-run initiative supported by the Department of Politics at Coastal Carolina University. It operates as an ancillary practicum for students in the Intelligence and National Security Studies program who wish to cultivate and refine their ability to gather, analyze and present information in accordance with techniques used in the intelligence profession. Using open sources, CIB analysts refine their analytical techniques with the help of peer-mentoring and regular feedback by professors and sitting professionals. The goal of the CIB is to combat and eliminate the phenomenon of cognitive isolation and dogmatism by training aspiring intelligence professionals in the art of producing well-researched, impartial, factual analytical products.