eia999Joseph Fitsanakis
(Professor, Intelligence and Security Studies, Director, Intelligence Operations Command Center, President, American Association of University Professors, Coastal Carolina University, USA)

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(www.euintelligenceacademy.eu) Published at RIEAS on 6 March 2022

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Amidst the unfolding Russian invasion of Ukraine, the European Intelligence Academy (EIA), an initiative of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS), has launched its latest project, the EIA Global Watch. The EIA Global Watch is a collaboration between the EIA and the Intelligence Operations Command Center (IOCC) at Coastal Carolina University (CCU) in the United States.

This new project brings together 30 analysts in the IOCC’s Applied Intelligence internship. The internship provides training in analytical tradecraft through the real-time monitoring of current events. The project consists of six Critical Mission Centers (CMCs), each managed by a director, who supervises a support staff of senior analysts. CMCs are tasked with monitoring a developing topic on a real-time basis. They also issue periodic written and oral intelligence products, which contain current- and estimative-analysis assessments of their topics.

Currently, all CMCs have been assigned to follow the fast-changing war in Ukraine. Prior to the onset of the war, they produced current-intelligence products and trend analyses on a variety of topics, to include the civil unrest in Sudan and Kazakhstan, economic trends in Turkey and China, as well as the latest COVID-19 trends in the United States.

The EIA Global Watch project is supervised by EIA Director, Dr. John Nomikos, and managed by EIA Deputy Director for North America, Dr. Joseph Fitsanakis. RIEAS wishes to thank the IOCC and CCU for their contribution to the work of the EIA. Click on to read more

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