It has been a busy couple of months at Open Briefing!
So much has happened recently that it can be hard to keep track of. So we thought we should take a moment to share with you some of our recent achievements.
In the last few weeks we have published:
- Six weekly political and security risk updates.
- An intelligence brief on Iran’s cyber warfare capabilities.
- Assessments of Greece’s political risk and internal security risk.
- Articles on US drone strikes in Pakistan and education and violent extremism in Nigeria.
- A ground-breaking briefing paper on armed drones in China, India, Iran, Israel, Russia and Turkey.
This has resulted in some interesting international media coverage:
- The Cornishman, United Kingdom
- Radio Radicale, Italy
- Tin Tức, Vietnam
- openDemocracy, United Kingdom
- Defence Report, United Kingdom
- Ottawa Citizen, Canada
- Examiner, United States
- Offziere.ch, Switzerland
We have also:
- Launched our new blog.
- Started working with our first intelligence sponsor, Bradburys Global Risk Partners.
- Completed a large consultancy contract for the Remote Control Project.
- Redesigned our Android app.
And had some fundraising successes!
- £1,000 from the Philamonic Trust.
- £3,000 from the Marmot Charitable Trust.
- Passed through to the next stage of the funding process with the Network for Social Change.
All this in only eight weeks! However, we are not resting on our laurels… There is a lot more planned for the coming weeks and months:
- Order of battle for Russian ground forces.
- Forecasts for insecurity and conflict in Africa in 2014.
- Intelligence brief on Qatar-Sudan aid.
- Weekly political and security risk updates.
- OSINT training course and intelligence analysis handbook.
- Open Briefing style guide.
- Marketing and communications strategy.
- iOS app.
Our virtual office and all-volunteer intelligence teams mean we have been able to achieve all of the above for around only £4,000! This is a tiny amount compared to other similar organisations and represents incredible value for money for our funders and supporters.
But we need your support to carry on this vital work!