Archive

Is Western Civilization Confronting a Global Inflection Point?

Volume 8 Issue 11

Recently, while on vacation in Iceland, my health deteriorated severely. I was hospitalized for 18 days suffering from a rare form of vasculitis. During this time, I observed five best practices that should be emulated by every medical system.

 


READ MORE

Best Practices in Medicine: Observations from Iceland

Volume 8 Issue 10

Recently, while on vacation in Iceland, my health deteriorated severely. I was hospitalized for 18 days suffering from a rare form of vasculitis. During this time, I observed five best practices that should be emulated by every medical system.

 


READ MORE

The Case of Kabul: Foresight and the Hindsight Bias Trap

Volume 8 Issue 9

A review of how Foresight and Hindsight analytic processes are both used – with varying success– to assess the chaotic evacuation of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan.


READ MORE

Rethinking the Impact of Global Climate Change: Challenge Your Assumptions

Volume 8 Issue 8

The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on 9 August should cause many of us to rethink some of our key assumptions.

 


READ MORE

Understanding Complex Events

Volume 8 Issue 7

In this Analytic Insider, I use a technique—Key Drivers Analysis—to demonstrate the use of structured analysis to make sense of complex situations.

 


READ MORE

How the Intelligence Enterprise Can Support Constructive Solutions

Volume 8 Issue 6

In this final article in the series, I address the potential role that the intelligence community and analysts in particular can play in supporting the process of building constructive narratives. Hopefully, over time a collaborative and concerted effort to find positive solutions can supplant the destructive rhetoric that has undermined our democratic institutions in recent years.


READ MORE

Moving Toward Constructive Solutions

Volume 8 Issue 5

In my previous Analytic Insider, we discussed whether America is likely to become increasingly polarized or could turn the corner and start forging constructive solutions to the many existential threats we now confront as a nation. We all expect that this will prove a major challenge for the US Congress, but the more critical question is whether Americans can begin the process of engaging in constructive dialogues.

READ MORE

America is Polarized: Truth or Propaganda?

Volume 8 Issue 4

Congress has failed to address many key public policy concerns because polarization—and more recently obstructionism—places mounting obstacles to compromise and collaboration. Are we headed down a slippery slope toward more division and crass power politics or are we at a turning point where popular support is growing for forging constructive solutions to our nation’s problems?


READ MORE

Is There an Active Insurrectionist Movement in the United States?

Volume 8 Issue 3

Applying this time-proven “indicators yardstick” to current political dynamics in this country strongly suggests that an incipient insurgency—or in today’s parlance, an insurrectionist movement—is beginning to emerge in the United States.

 


READ MORE

Insurrection: From Foreign Threat to Domestic Problem

Volume 8 Issue 2

The events of 6 January, 2021, may have catapulted the United States into a new reality. Historically, most illicit activity in the United States has been defined by categories such as criminal behavior, hate crimes, and terrorism. We now may need to focus more attention on a fourth category: Insurrection.

 


READ MORE
Globalytica