Established in 2017
WEEKLY INTELLIGENCE BRIEF
Published by the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, USA
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCE BRIEF
1. Submissions will be 125-250 words in total length, including submission heading. Special exceptions may be made
to this range with permission.
2. Each submission will include: (a) a heading stating the basic who, what, where of the event; (b) a one- or twosentence
summary of the event; (c) four single sentence bullet points on details that reference sources; and (d) one
or two sentences with final thoughts and/or predictions about the future direction of the event or situation, or to tie up
loose ends of the story.
3. Submissions will be submitted to Heads of Desks by the end of each Wednesday’s CIB meeting (7:00 p.m.),
but they can also be submitted to them earlier in the week, via email. Submissions may be typed or electronic, but
preferably typed. No handwritten submissions, although handwritten edits on typed submissions are permitted.
4. Submissions will be free of grammatical errors and be scholarly in nature. Try to efficiently put together a nonbiased
briefing on your topic. Do not make your briefing wordy, be economical and get to the point. Consider using
multiple reliable sources as this will be published on a public information source endorsed by the Chanticleer Intelligence
5. Below is an example of an article written for the Weekly Intelligence
Brief that complies with the submission guidelines proved here.
DR CONGO FORCES KILL 39 BURUNDI
Name of Analyst, Head, Africa Desk | September 16, 2017
Troops in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) opened
fire on refugees protesting the detainment of four or their fellow
refugees. Troops had tried to disperse the refugees by "firing in
the air but were overwhelmed" when the group responded by
throwing stones in Friday's confrontation at the National Intelligence
Agency in the capital Kinshasa.
The four refugees were detained for possessing weapons on September
12, the Congolese government reports.
Al Jazeera reports that 114 more people were injured and one Congolese
soldier was killed in the clashes. But the government reports
that five soldiers were killed.
More than 400,000 refugees have fled the DRC's neighbor Burundi
since violence erupted there in April 2015, according to The Citizen.
The United Nations (UN) estimates that the DRC is temporary home
to more than 43,700 refugees.
The DRC government said it has opened an official investigation into
the incident. The UN is urging the government to ensure the protection
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of the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB), 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
LINDSEY HAMILTON, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
LOGAN JARRELL, ASSOCIATE EDITOR
The Weekly Intelligence Brief is supported by
the members of the CIB and through a generous
grant by the Edwards College Experiential
Learning Project at Coastal Carolina University