This volume is the product of a collaboration between the European Intelligence Academy (EIA) and the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief (CIB), a student-run initiative supported by the Department of Politics at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina, United States. Four CIB analysts tackle some of the most pressing and timely questions confronting intelligence observers today. Topics in this volume 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 NATO's cohesion.
Biographical Notes on Contributors KATELYN MONTRIEF, from Fredericksburg, Virginia, is a junior majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies with a minor in Political Science and a certificate in Sustainability at Coastal Carolina University. In May 2017, Katelyn was elected to serve as the Recruitment Officer for the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief, where she has also headed the Middle East and Americas Desks. She was later elected to serve as the organization’s Chief Operations Officer. Katelyn’s research interests are focused primarily on Turkish politics and Turkey’s relations with the United States. She is also an intern for the United Nations Youth Corps in Georgetown, South Carolina. MADISON NOWLIN, from Concord, North Carolina, is a senior Intelligence and National Security Studies major and Global Studies minor at Coastal Carolina University. In 2018 she will be attending Magdalene College’s International Security and Intelligence summer program at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, in addition to studying Russian language at Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan. As president of the National Security Club, Madison helped organize and host the 1 st Annual Intelligence and National Security Conference at Coastal Carolina University in 2017. She is also a founding member of Women in Intelligence and National Security. Madison has previously won the Best Intelligence Essay Award and the Intelligence Analysis Award for the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief, and was named Undergraduate Student of the Year for Coastal Carolina University’s Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts for the 2017-2018 academic year. In April 2018, Madison received the Intelligence Student of the Year award from the Intelligence and National Security Studies program at Coastal Carolina University. MATT POLOGE, from Glen Rock, New Jersey, is a senior majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies with a minor in Sociology at Coastal Carolina University. Matt began studying North Korea during his freshman year of high school, after interviewing his grandfather for a school research project. During his time at Coastal, he joined the Chanticleer Intelligence Brief to hone his analytical capabilities, and was awarded the CIB’s Intelligence Advancement Award for the spring 2017 semester. After continuing to pursue his work on the Korean Peninsula and Asian relations more broadly, Matt became the recipient of the CIB’s Best Intelligence Essay Award for the fall of 2017. MAEVE STEWART, from Stockton, New Jersey, is a senior at Coastal Carolina University majoring in Intelligence and National Security Studies. In the summer of 2016, she completed an internship at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center of the New Jersey State Police, where she worked under a senior analyst in one of their criminal divisions. Since the fall of 2017, Maeve has focused her analytical research on domestic far-right extremist threats to US national security. In the spring of 2018, she 53
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