• Your brain is not your friend

    When you have the spare time to tease apart the physical structure of a human brain, and also a victim, you will notice that our brains “pile on” from a relatively simple, primitive brain stem. Each s...

    Your brain is not your friend
  • A Short Trip to the Israeli Border

    One of the (many) benefits of working at CISS includes the opportunity to interact with incredible students.  The following post comes from one such student, who is presently studying abroad in the Mi...

    A Short Trip to the Israeli Border
  • Preparing Yourself for a Career in Intelligence Analysis

    It is likely that if you are reading this blog then you are interested in becoming a member of the intelligence community (IC). What you may not know, however, is that there are many things you can be...

    Preparing Yourself for a Career in Intelligence Analysis
  • Perks of Being an Introvert

    There’s a joke that I hear frequently concerning analysts in the Intelligence Community (IC): How do you tell an introvert from extrovert? Answer: The extrovert is the person looking at your sho...

    Perks of Being an Introvert
  • New CISS Motto: Yeah, But…

    I like mottos. The best ones tell you straight up the ethos that an organization embraces (or says it embraces). Think Semper Fidelis (US Marine Corps) or To Protect and to Serve (Los Angeles and seve...

    New CISS Motto: Yeah, But…
  • Misreading Intentions

    The CIA recently released a classified study on the intelligence failures leading up to the Iraq War. The document details analysis failures such as misreading intentions of the Iraqi regime, mindsets...

    Misreading Intentions