Neal Rauhauser: Central African Republic Maps

Neal Rauhauser

Neal Rauhauser

Updated Central African Republic Maps

The Central African Republic’s troubles were obvious to foreign policy watchers a year ago and now conflict has boiled over into outright ethnic cleansing. As a former French colony the best sources on this area are still in French and as a resource poor, land locked area there simply wasn’t much available in February of last year. Now that things have gotten really bad some new maps have emerged.

I would normally provide some sort of unifying commentary for a collection of maps. All I have to offer today is that someone commented on the lack of quality maps for the Central African Republic, and I decided to go digging.

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Apr 23

Graphic: Object Based Information Organization

Categories: Analysis
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Phi Beta Iota: Very interesting — and what some of us have been asking for since 1988. A few small obstacles, such as over 2,500 compartments that do not share, over 80 different databases that still cannot be accessed simultaneously, and the rather frightening reality that annual collection of “everything” is a mega-petabyte endeavor that our existing processing systems — and all existing cloud systems — simply cannot handle.  Still and all, a very important slide with a good intention.

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Apr 22

Graphic: Activity-Based Intelligence

Categories: Analysis
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Phi Beta Iota: When you can achieve persistent surveillance AND you have the analytic software AND you have analysts trained to think in new ways THEN you get some really remarkable TACTICAL break-throughs. This is not the panacea some are claiming; it does nothing for strategic, policy, acquisition, or theater operations analytics. What is most interesting about this is that it can, when managed properly and when the theater commander is mandating collaboration (rarely the case), become the de facto all source fusion collection manager. This is also — again at the tactical level — a very positive development when you are sending teams into places that the NRO, NSA, NGA, CIA and others have been ignoring since WWII — within 30 days you can have extraordinary baselines that are simply not achievable with national systems.

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Apr 22

Graphic: EE21 Four Levels Mil Civ Geo Mission Areas

Categories: Analysis
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Updated EE21 graphic for Robert David Steele, “Peace from Above: Envisioning the Future of UN Air Power,” in Walter Dorn (ed.), Airpower in UN Operations: Wings for Peace (Ashgate, 2014)

See Also:

1990 Expeditionary Environment Analytic Model

1976-2013: Analytic, Methodological, & Technical Models 2.1

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Apr 20

Graphic: Who Rules America

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Apr 19

Graphic: 2014 Political Risk Map

Categories: Threats

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Contributing Editor Berto Jongman

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Apr 12

Graphic: 2014 Terrorism & Political Violence Map

Categories: Threats

2014 terrorism and political risk mapCommercial Product for Sale

Contributing Editor Berto Jongman

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Apr 12

Graphic: UN and eight tribes of information–intelligence

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Improved Graphic Forthcoming as Figure 17.2 in Robert Steele, “Peace from Above: Envisioning the Future of UN Air Power,” in Walter Dorn (ed), UN Aviation Past, Present, Future (2014).

See Also:

2012 Robert Steele: Practical Reflections on UN Intelligence + References & Reviews + UN RECAP Updated

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Apr 11

Graphic: Environmental Justice Atlas

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Contributing Editor Berto Jongman

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Apr 10

Graphic: Sheep Lie [CIA Mid-Career Course 101 Class Button]

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Based on a Clandestine Service joke about the gentlemam polygrapher with a dog, a horse, and sheep.

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Apr 5