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.
Table of Contents Foreword page 07 Madison Nowlin Introduction: Major Security Challenges for the Trump Administration page 11 Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis How Likely is a War Involving North Korea? page 17 Matt Pologe Is Far-Right Extremism a Threat to the National Security of the United States? page 27 Maeve Stewart The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria as a Factor in US-Russian Relations page 37 Madison Nowlin The Effect of Turkey’s Political Instability on the NATO Alliance page 45 Katelyn Montrief Biographical notes on contributors page 53 5
Biographical Notes on Contributors