Intelligence Brief is a daily intelligence product written a former U.S. intelligence analyst under the belief that enabling an enhanced understanding of current events, indications, warnings and activity will lead to a better world.


Intelligence Brief analysis leverages a series of traditional and non-traditional analytic frameworks, templates and techniques, adapted to current threat sets, regional variances, and geopolitical conditions.

Frameworks and analytic methods are constantly documented, updated, and improved.

Judgments and forecasts are tracked, cataloged, and analyzed for accuracy and consistency.

The Intelligence Brief is non-partisan.

Insights from the community of Brilliant Readers are welcome.

Core foundational intelligence theory and techniques are derived from defense analytic techniques, general analysis and research techniques, and intelligence analysis theory derived from living systems theory.

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