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

The 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. Continue reading

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CIB holds its fourth symposium at the Myrtle Beach Education Center
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CIB holds its fourth symposium at the Myrtle Beach Education Center

Nearly 60 people gathered at the Myrtle Beach Education Center on the morning of Thursday, April 26, for the fourth Chanticleer Intelligence Brief Symposium. The event featured timely updates about some of the world’s most critical hot spots by a panel of CIB Analysts. It was held in conjunction with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Coastal Carolina University, and supported by the Edwards College of Humanities and Arts at CCU. Continue reading

Al-Shabaab uses international aid money to fund its operations
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Al-Shabaab uses international aid money to fund its operations

A United Nations investigation has revealed that portions of aid money from international partners, including the United States, given by the UN to people displaced by conflict and famine in Somalia, are ending up in the hands of al-Shabaab. This reinforces our belief, with high confidence, that al-Shabaab is in a general state of resurgence in southern Somalia due to the declining influence of international aid in the Horn of Africa. Continue reading

Boko Haram negotiates release of Chibok schoolgirls
Analysis

Boko Haram negotiates release of Chibok schoolgirls

Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Nigerian insurgency group Boko Haram, has resurfaced in a YouTube video insisting on the release of the Chibok schoolgirls only if the Nigerian government agrees to a prisoner swap. I believe with high confidence that, due to a faction war currently taking place within Boko Haram and now the willingness to negotiate with the Nigerian government, Boko Haram is not growing stronger. Continue reading