PHC Intelligencer

PHC Intelligencer A Strategic Intelligence and International Politics & Policy journal at Patrick Henry College

The Intelligencer‘s mission is to increase public awareness and understanding of crucial matters in national security and foreign policy.

Mission: The Intelligencer‘s mission is to increase public awareness and understanding of crucial matters in national security, intelligence, and international relations.

What are Iran's true aspirations for Yemen? Find out: http://www.phcintelligencer.com/2017/10/08/persian-subversion-iran...
10/16/2017
Persian Subversion: Iran and the Houthis

What are Iran's true aspirations for Yemen? Find out:

http://www.phcintelligencer.com/2017/10/08/persian-subversion-iran-and-the-houthis/

Persian Subversion: Iran and the Houthis 8 October 2017 ByClaire Atwood InIssue 21:2 Facebook Twitter Google+ Iran Playing in Saudi Arabia’s Backyard Sandbox Iran has increasingly provided support, including weapons, to Yemen’s Houthis to strengthen the Iran’s regional position. The ongoing Yemeni C...

What threat does North Korean artillery actually pose to South Korea? Is war feasible without too many civilian casualti...
10/11/2017
A Capitol in Ruins?

What threat does North Korean artillery actually pose to South Korea? Is war feasible without too many civilian casualties?

http://www.phcintelligencer.com/2017/09/16/a-capitol-in-ruins/

A Capitol in Ruins? 16 September 2017 BySpencer Kolssak InIssue 21:1 Facebook Twitter Google+ What threat does North Korean artillery actually pose to Seoul? Written by: Samuel Lisanti A North Korean artillery strike on Seoul would result in several thousand casualties and substantial infrastructure...

What is it actually like to live in North Korea? Read more: http://www.phcintelligencer.com/2017/09/16/the-horrors-hidde...
10/03/2017
The Horrors Hidden Behind Kim Jong-un’s Missiles

What is it actually like to live in North Korea? Read more:

http://www.phcintelligencer.com/2017/09/16/the-horrors-hidden-behind/

The Horrors Hidden Behind Kim Jong-un’s Missiles 16 September 2017 ByClaire Atwood InIssue 21:1 Facebook Twitter Google+ Why We Must Not Forget North Korea’s Human Rights Abuses The United States should incorporate North Korean defectors’ testimonies about the regime’s capabilities and plans into it...

What is the real state of Kim Jong-un's missile program and how does it threaten the United States? Click here to learn ...
09/30/2017
Diplomacy’s Expiration Date Has Passed

What is the real state of Kim Jong-un's missile program and how does it threaten the United States? Click here to learn more:

http://www.phcintelligencer.com/2017/09/16/diplomacys-expiration-date-has-passed/

Diplomacy’s Expiration Date Has Passed 16 September 2017 ByNicole Cordaro InIssue 21:1 Facebook Twitter Google+ An assessment of North Korea’s missile capabilities and the appropriate U.S. response Given that diplomacy failed to prevent North Korea from acquiring nuclear intercontinental ballistic m...

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09/13/2017

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Russian support of Putin is probably not what state news wants you to believe. Read more: http://phcintelligencer.com/20...
05/08/2017
A Sleeping Bear

Russian support of Putin is probably not what state news wants you to believe. Read more:

http://phcintelligencer.com/2017/05/01/a-sleeping-bear/

espite the Efforts of the Russian regime to suppress them, the recent anti-corruption protests in Russia demonstrate that the nation is far less politically unified than the official state news would like to tell.

02/21/2017
2017 February 19 | The Patrick Henry College Intelligencer

The first issue of Volume 20 is out! Learn the truth about Israeli politics, Russia-China relations, NATO's current status, Chinese Cyber attacks, and Russia expanding into the Philippines.
http://phcintelligencer.com/2017/02/19/

19 February 2017 The US Fights Chinese Cyber Attacks ByCaleb Engel InIssue 20:1 Facebook Twitter Google+ A strong US diplomatic response has proven an effective strategy against Chinese cyber crime and espionage Read More

The last time the US withdrew from Iraq, it abandoned its allies and left a vacuum for ISIS to grow. This time, the US s...
11/24/2016
Building the Post-Mosul Peace

The last time the US withdrew from Iraq, it abandoned its allies and left a vacuum for ISIS to grow. This time, the US should learn from past lessons and work for a better peace.

Read the full article by guest contributor Nathaniel Mullins, published this week!

Building the Post-Mosul Peace 22 November 2016 ByNathaniel Mullins InIssue 19:4 Facebook Twitter Google+ The last time the US withdrew from Iraq, it abandoned its allies and left a vacuum for ISIS to grow. This time, the US should learn from past lessons and work for a better peace. In 2014, the w...

Issue 3 is here, with a variety of different articles this time: a backgrounder about China in Djibouti, a film review o...
10/26/2016
Volume 19: Issue 3

Issue 3 is here, with a variety of different articles this time: a backgrounder about China in Djibouti, a film review of Snowden, and a guest editorial about using US financial aid to push for better human rights in Saudi Arabia.

Pushed Into The Sea: The US Loses Djibouti | Snowden Meets Reality | Why Saudi Arabia Isn't An American Ally

The US military launched missiles into Yemen today, the first direct US strike against Houthi-controlled areas. (Reuters...
10/13/2016
Up Come the Weeds: Al-Qaeda’s Reemergence in Yemen

The US military launched missiles into Yemen today, the first direct US strike against Houthi-controlled areas. (Reuters: www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-missiles-idUSKCN12C294)

Read the full background of the Yemen-Houthi-Al Qaeda situation in Jimmy Waters' article, published just last week.

Al Qaeda has taken advantage of the US’s distraction with ISIS to gain ground in Yemen. To stop al Qaeda, the US must help Yemen find a way to restore peace.

King Bhumibol of Thailand passed away this morning. This Associated Press video remembers his long 70-year reign:
10/13/2016
Remembering Thai King's Seven Decades of Rule

King Bhumibol of Thailand passed away this morning. This Associated Press video remembers his long 70-year reign:

Thailand’s deeply revered monarch anchored his nation through violent upheavals and decades of economic challenges by devoting himself to the welfare of his ...

We noticed that one of our past articles has been getting a lot of hits. Apparently, if you type "ISIS and bioterrorism"...
10/05/2016
Bioterrorism: Neither Likely Nor Practical

We noticed that one of our past articles has been getting a lot of hits. Apparently, if you type "ISIS and bioterrorism" into Google, Spencer Kolssak's article from last fall is the second result! Congrats, Spencer, you're famous!

The threat from bioterrorism is overestimated, but the United States should maintain its defenses. Just one week after 9/11, a different kind of terrorist attack occurred. A lone terrorist mailed an invisible weapon to US Congressmen...

Volume 19: Mythbusting
09/23/2016

Volume 19: Mythbusting

The first issue of Volume 19 is online! Go read it!
09/23/2016
Volume 19: Issue 1

The first issue of Volume 19 is online! Go read it!

Plan Colombia, Central Asia, and Russian cyber assassination

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08/23/2016

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The Intelligencer is back! Keep an eye out for our first issue in September. Like our page for updates or join the email...
08/23/2016
Apply for Fall 2016

The Intelligencer is back! Keep an eye out for our first issue in September. Like our page for updates or join the email list on the website.

Interested in writing? Fill out the fall application form (you won't regret it!).

The Intelligencer is worth 2 credits of internship or special projects requirements (SI, IPP, Journalism).

Issue 4 is now online! This is our last issue for the spring. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to reach you aga...
04/19/2016
Volume 18: Issue 4

Issue 4 is now online! This is our last issue for the spring. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to reach you again in the fall!

• The Potential Future of Domestic Drone Terrorism
• No License to Spy: The NSA's Data Surveillance Program

Volume 18 is a new approach to our classic treatment of foreign policy and international relations. In the past we have structured issues around certain topics or geographic regions, such “Terrorism” and “the Asia-Pacific.” This approach is great for informing readers about a number of relevant matt…

03/22/2016

The Intelligencer is printing out right now... Get a copy in the dining hall over dinner! The third issue is about oil & energy dependence, TSA security failures, and China's currency manipulation. (From William Bock, Tucker Holmes, and Helaina Hirsch.)

The Intelligencer is looking for writers for next semester! If you're interested, fill out the application on our websit...
03/17/2016
Apply to be an analyst next semester, Fall 2016

The Intelligencer is looking for writers for next semester! If you're interested, fill out the application on our website. It will ask for a writing sample, but feel free to submit a previous class paper.

If you have any questions, email me (Hannah) at [email protected]. Looking forward to hearing from you!

The Intelligencer will satisfy 2 credits of internship, apprenticeship, or special projects requirements for SI, IPP, and Journalism students. Apply while preregistration is open!

Covers from our spring 2016 semester. Read all the articles online at http://phcintelligencer.com/volume18/.Assistant Ed...
03/13/2016

Covers from our spring 2016 semester. Read all the articles online at http://phcintelligencer.com/volume18/.

Assistant Editor: James Blacklock

Analysts: William Bock, Helaina Hirsch, Tucker Holmes, Jimmy Waters

All the issues we published the fall 2015 semester! Read all the articles online at http://phcintelligencer.com/volume17...
03/13/2016

All the issues we published the fall 2015 semester! Read all the articles online at http://phcintelligencer.com/volume17/.

Assistant Editor: Josh Scheidegger

Analysts: James Blacklock, William Bock, Ellyse Elmer, Sarah Jacob, Spencer Kolssak, Oree Wyatt

Welcome to the spring semester of the Intelligencer!Volume 18 is a new approach to our classic treatment of foreign poli...
02/28/2016
Volume 18: Mythbusting

Welcome to the spring semester of the Intelligencer!

Volume 18 is a new approach to our classic treatment of foreign policy and international relations. We’re taking a “mythbusting” approach to many claims about national security. There are many alarmist concerns floating around in the media. How many of these are myths? Or else, to what degree are they very real threats to the United States?

This week our analysts evaluate US submarine strength, Russian military power, and the dangers of the Internet of Things. We've also reprinted an interview with Dr. Chodakiewicz about Russia's strategic designs.

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The Intelligencer is a seasonal publication dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of crucial matters in national security, intelligence, and international relations.

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02/28/2016

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02/28/2016

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