ELN pipeline bombings in Colombia suggest growing power
Analysis

ELN pipeline bombings in Colombia suggest growing power

The Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) has increased bombing operations against state-owned pipelines in Colombia, amid major oil sanctions placed on the Venezuelan government by the United States. This increase in attacks reinforces our assessment, with high confidence, that the ELN is growing in power. Continue reading

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CIB and EIA publish fifth issue of The Intelligence Review
Publications

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

Fifth CIB Banquet celebrates semester’s hard work
Awards / meetings

Fifth CIB Banquet celebrates semester’s hard work

Members of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB) met for the culmination of the semester on April 25, to recognize the hard work of officers, analysts and members, and to renew their pledge to make the organization even stronger in the coming year. This was the fifth CIB Banquet, in the tradition of the group’s first-ever banquet, which was held in May of 2016. As always, the event featured free food provided to all CIB members, which was enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere. Continue reading

US-Cuba relations remain tense amid release of new medical study
Analysis

US-Cuba relations remain tense amid release of new medical study

he United States Department of State recently released a medical study concerning US government personnel stationed at the American Embassy in Havana, who experienced a wide array of neurological ailments in 2016 and 2017. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), reinforces our belief that relations between the US and Cuba will not improve in 2018. This is largely due to the decreasing level of trust between Washington and Havana regarding the health and safety of US diplomatic personnel stationed in the Cuban capital. Continue reading