The Intelligence Review

The Intelligence Review 1 1 CoverThe Intelligence Review | Volume 1 | Issue 1 | The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the first 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 year-long collaboration between the CIB and the European Intelligence Academy. In this volume, eleven CIB analysts tackle some of the most pressing and timely questions confronting intelligence observers today. Topics range from the price of oil to political stability in Venezuela, from the territorial cohesion of Iraq to the future of the Islamic State, and many other pressing subjects that feature daily in news headlines. CIB analysts propose carefully crafted and informed forecasts that outline future developments in some of the world’s most unpredictable hot spots. The volume is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr Joseph Fitsanakis and includes a foreword by EIA Director Dr John Nomikos. The CIB analysts whose work is included in The Intelligence Review are, in alphabetical order: Grant Barratt, Emily Clingenpeel, Amanda Corona, Diana Evans, Ryan Haag, Sarah Harvey, Matt Hayes, Connor Kilgore, Jeremy Lee, Benjamin Malone, and Amy Thomas. To read the first issue of The Intelligence Review, click here. To order printed copies, please contact CIB.


The Intelligence Review | Volume 1 | Issue 2 | The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the second 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 volume, eleven CIB analysts tackle some of the most pressing and timely questions confronting intelligence observers today. Topics include the gun control debate in the United States, Russia’s involvement in the Syrian Civil War, the future of Kurdish nationalism, and the internal Palestinian dispute between Hamas and Fatah. Papers in this volume also examine the current state of Islamist extremism, and extrapolate on its future prospects in the Middle East, West Africa, the Lake Chad region, as well as in Southeast and Central Asia. CIB analysts propose carefully crafted and informed forecasts that outline future developments in some of the world’s most unpredictable hot spots. The CIB analysts whose work is included in the second issue of The Intelligence Review are, in alphabetical order: Patrick Sullivan, Casey Mallon, Madison Nowlin, Michael Jones, Ryan Haag, Blake Gutberlet, Ethan Leyshon, Matthew Serenita, Victoria James, Connor Kilgore, and Stephanie Nelson. The issue is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis and includes a foreword by EIA Director Dr. John Nomikos. You can read the first issue of The Intelligence Review by clicking here. To read the second issue of the journal click here. To order printed copies of the first or second issue, contact the CIB.


The Intelligence Review | Volume 2 | Issue 3 | The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the third 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 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 third 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. You can read the first and second issues of The Intelligence Review. To read this third issue of the journal click here. To order printed copies of any issue, contact the CIB.


The Intelligence Review | volume 2 | issue 4 |The Intelligence Review | Volume 2 | Issue 4 | The CIB is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth 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. This volume is a special issue of the journal, which addresses national-security challenges for the administration of United States President Donald Trump. Four CIB analysts tackle some of the most pressing and timely questions confronting the Trump administration. Topics include the possibility of a war with North Korea and the rise of far-right militancy in the United States. The volume also includes an assessment of the impact of the Islamic State in the relations between Russia and the United States, and a discussion of Turkish politics and its effect on the cohesion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The CIB analysts whose work is included in this issue of The Intelligence Review are, in alphabetical order: Katelyn Montrief, Madison Nowlin, Matt Pologe, and Mave Stewart. The issue is edited by CIB Faculty Mentor Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis and CIB Executive Officer Madison Nowlin, who also forewords the volume. You can read the first, second and third issues of The Intelligence Review. To read this fourth issue of the journal click here. To order printed copies of any issue, contact the CIB.


Intelligence Review v3 i5The Intelligence Review | Volume 3 | Issue 5 | 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 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. You can read the first, second, third and fourth issues of The Intelligence Review. To read this fifth issue of the journal click here. To order printed copies of any issue, contact the CIB.

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