« I do sound quite alarmist but yes, to my mind, Freedom of Speech is under attack in France, the country of Montesquieu, Voltaire and Tocqueville, » said Charles Rault, Cyceon’s Founder as he was coordinating with his team for an appropriate response after Cyceon has […]
With 97% of votes counted after the general election in the Netherlands, incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte‘s centre-right VVD party has won 33 out of 150 seats, a loss of eight seats from the previous parliament. Anti-immigration Freedom party PPV of Geert Wilders was in […]
A number of articles insisted on Hillary Clinton’s victory over Donald Trump as for the popular vote. As soon as November 9, 2016, Cyceon and its US-based correspondents were doubtful considering that just a look at the United States electoral map, vivid red like the […]
Dear Members, I will try to send you from time to time and on a less formal tone a short summary (briefing) of several ideas and information deemed interesting by Cyceon but not developed enough to publish specific news articles. I hope this will effectively...
Like Brexit, the worst hasn’t happened either with Trump – at least not yet – and Cyceon stresses on the long-term political consequences of the continuation of an a priori so favorable context in the United States and the United Kingdom. Indeed, the temptation is […]
Previously: ex-CIA Officer tells why Hillary Clinton lost (Part 3) Never Believe Your Own BS CIA Ops Officers are pragmatic glad-handers. I may have stretched the truth sometimes, but never considered myself a “liar” – I will leave that to the politicians. I would never, however, […]
Previously: ex-CIA Officer tells why Hillary Clinton lost (Part 2) Avoid Thought Traps like Confirmation Bias and Mirror Imaging These are 2 big no-no’s in the intelligence world. The trap of Confirmation Bias gets guys like Stalin almost knocked out of World War Two by invading […]
Previously: ex-CIA Officer tells why Hillary Clinton lost (Part 1) This “intelligence failure” can be broken down to violation of a few key intelligence principles: Know your Turf and your Target, Avoid thought traps like Confirmation Bias and Mirror Imaging, Never Believe Your Own BS. Let’s […]
Intelligence officers – good ones – have a certain way of viewing the world. We are often called upon to perform assessments, make judgements and analyze situations with sparse, often conflicting information. Sometimes scenarios arise when we must act on our evaluations or risk great […]
In New York and Washington DC, information about a difficult political transition has been reported by the media. Any political transition, like that of Barack Obama in 2008, is a sensitive event during which hopes of nomination are disappointed, causing some resentment. Considering the strong...