CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in spring 2022
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CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in spring 2022

During regular academic semesters, members and supporters of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief gather once a week to get to know each other, discuss current events and participate in fun activities, like the CIB weekly news trivia quiz. For the spring 2020 semester, the CIB Executive Team invites the organization’s membership and prospective membership to meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm in room CSCC 300 of the Coastal Science Center Complex. Continue reading

CIB launches new applied intelligence internship
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CIB launches new applied intelligence internship

The Chanticleer Intelligence Brief, in association with the new Intelligence Operations Command Center (IOCC) at Coastal Carolina University, have launched a new experiential initiative. The Applied Intelligence Internship promises to be the most immersive, hands-on intelligence activity that has even been offered for students in the Intelligence and Security Studies program at CCU. Each semester, … Continue reading

CIB launches new internship focusing on applied intelligence
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CIB launches new internship focusing on applied intelligence

The Chanticleer Intelligence Brief, in association with the new Intelligence Operations Command Center (IOCC) at Coastal Carolina University, have launched a new experiential initiative. The Applied Intelligence Internship promises to be the most immersive, hands-on intelligence activity that has even been offered for students in the Intelligence and Security Studies program at CCU. Each semester, … Continue reading

CIB and EIA publish the ninth issue of The Intelligence Review
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CIB and EIA publish the ninth issue of The Intelligence Review

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. Continue reading

CIB award ceremony recognizes semester’s hard work
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CIB award ceremony recognizes semester’s hard work

For the first time after three semesters, members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) were able to meet face-to-face for the CIB Awards Ceremony, a longstanding CIB tradition that marks the culmination of the semester. The event takes place to recognize the hard work of CIB recruits, analysts, senior analysts and members, and to renew … Continue reading

CIB Tactical Analysis Group discusses ‘Havana Syndrome’
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CIB Tactical Analysis Group discusses ‘Havana Syndrome’

IN AN EFFORT TO repeat last semester’s success, the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief’s Tactical Analysis Group (CIB-TAG) met on Monday, November 15 to discuss one of the greatest spy-related mysteries of our time. The CIB-TAG initiative consists of CIB analysts and senior analysts with a strong interest in conducting thorough, in-depth examinations of timely topics relating … Continue reading

CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in fall 2021
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CIB to meet Wednesdays 6:00 pm in fall 2021

During regular academic semesters, members and supporters of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief gather once a week to get to know each other, discuss current events and participate in fun activities, like the CIB weekly news trivia quiz. For the spring 2020 semester, the CIB Executive Team invites the organization’s membership and prospective membership to meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm in room CSCC 300 of the Coastal Science Center Complex. Continue reading

CIB to meet virtually on Zoom in Spring 2021
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CIB to meet virtually on Zoom in Spring 2021

The CIB will continue to respond to the public health requirements of the Coronavirus pandemic by holding its meetings online in the Spring 2020 semester. The decision was taken by the CIB’s Executive Team in early August of last year, in light of the threat that the pandemic poses to the health of students and faculty at Coastal Carolina University. For this reason, the CIB Executive Team invites the organization’s membership to meet every Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00pm on the Zoom software platform. Continue reading

CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19
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CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19

Two Chanticleer Intelligence Brief senior analysts, Ana Maria Lankford and Derrick Storzieri, have published an article about the United States Intelligence Community’s dissemination of warning intelligence about COVID-19, prior to the outbreak of the pandemic. The article, entitled: “Spies and the Virus: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Intelligence Communication in the United States” has been published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Communications. Headquartered in Switzerland, Frontiers is considered one of the most prestigious open-access journal publishers in the sciences and social sciences, and is the world’s fifth most-cited publisher. It is extremely rare for undergraduate students to publish peer-reviewed research. Continue reading

CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19
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CIB senior analysts publish peer-reviewed research on COVID-19

Two Chanticleer Intelligence Brief senior analysts, Ana Maria Lankford and Derrick Storzieri, have published an article about the United States Intelligence Community’s dissemination of warning intelligence about COVID-19, prior to the outbreak of the pandemic. The article, entitled: “Spies and the Virus: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Intelligence Communication in the United States” has been published in the peer-reviewed Frontiers in Communications. Headquartered in Switzerland, Frontiers is considered one of the most prestigious open-access journal publishers in the sciences and social sciences, and is the world’s fifth most-cited publisher. It is extremely rare for undergraduate students to publish peer-reviewed research. Continue reading

CIB holds 10th celebration virtually amidst pandemic
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CIB holds 10th celebration virtually amidst pandemic

For the second time in a row, members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) did not meet for the CIB Banquet, which marks the culmination of the semester. The Banquet takes place to recognize the hard work of members, analysts, senior analysts and members, and to renew their pledge to make the organization even stronger in the coming year. This semester’s celebration marked the 10th CIB Banquet, in the tradition of the group’s first-ever banquet, which was held in May of 2016. But the coronavirus pandemic did not stop the CIB from doing its work, and the organization was still able to present this semester’s awards, albeit in a virtual fashion. Continue reading

Tensions rise among Mexican drug cartels amidst pandemic
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Tensions rise among Mexican drug cartels amidst pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has created economic and territorial challenges for Mexican drug cartels. These challenges are likely to hinder the growth of Mexican drug cartels and continue to raise tensions within the illicit drug markets, as the virus continues to affect cartel profits. The Mexican government has been fighting the war against the drug cartels for the past several decades. The emergence of the coronavirus is presenting new and unexpected complications in narcotics sales, causing economic impediments for the cartels. Continue reading

US Announces Sudan’s removal from terrorism sponsors list
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US Announces Sudan’s removal from terrorism sponsors list

ON OCTOBER 19, 2020, the United States announced plans to remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism, after a 27-year designation. The designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism dates to 1993 when Sudan was accused of having hosted members of terrorist organizations, such as Hezbollah and al Qaeda, including its leader, Osama bin Laden. Sudan is one of four nations designated by the United States as a state sponsor of terrorism, along with Iran, North Korea, and Syria. This severely impedes Sudan from having access to loans, foreign investment, and debt relief.[1] We predict with low to moderate confidence that Sudan’s removal from the state sponsors of terrorism list will help Sudan revive its economy and bolster its transition to democratic rule. Continue reading

Iraqi demonstrations set to resume on the one-year anniversary of the ‘October Revolution’
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Iraqi demonstrations set to resume on the one-year anniversary of the ‘October Revolution’

THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the “October Revolution” in Iraq is very likely to devolve into street violence as sit-ins and demonstrations are set to resume. The source of this potential stems from three primary groups of actors: Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) and their supporters, Sadrists, and the protesters. These demonstrations and violence are unlikely to overthrow the government. However, they may damage the public image of the Kadhimi government. Continue reading

CIB and EIA publish eighth issue of The Intelligence Review
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CIB and EIA publish eighth issue of The Intelligence Review

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. Continue reading