Will there be early elections in Pakistan? To what extent is Beijing willing to use military force to secure its investments in Afghanistan and Central Asia? These are the sort of questions thrown our way by concerned investors–and these are the sort of questions we shine at answering for entities deeply leveraged in volatile locations.
We can help you assess:
From public databases to social media, open source data is increasingly ubiquitous and often unstructured. Making sense of it requires the right methodology or tradecraft.
Good analytic tradecraft — paired often with open source or proprietary software — enables one to assess the reliability of sources, distinguish the signals from the noise, and separate valid information from disinformation. It reduces the likelihood of error and results in a product that intellectually empowers the customer.
All of our products utilize industry-standard structured analytic techniques, such as key assumptions and quality of information checks. The end result: analysis that provides warning of threats and alerts the customer to potential opportunities.
Our bespoke reports marry our subject-matter experts with structured analytic techniques (SATs) — including key assumptions checks and analysis of competing hypotheses. SATs, when employed correctly, reduce the risk of analytical error and increase the accuracy of assessments.
We’ve provided large organizations with curriculum development and instructional services on political and security issues in the Middle East and South Asia, including on terrorist organizations that may serve as physical threats to their assets and infrastructure. Our team of leading experts from academia and the policy world bolster the capabilities of your in-house practitioners.
Perception management is more complicated than ever before, presenting both new challenges and opportunities.
A tweet about your organization by a random Joe in his bedroom could go viral in an instant while you and your employees are asleep. Armies of “bots” deployed by malicious entities could contaminate the public sphere with false information or “fake news” concerning your group.
At the same time, digital and social media empower organizations to reach new audiences in ways that are more cost-effective than traditional marketing and public relations.