Issue Briefs are designed to be a situation report and an early warning system, pointing to issues that can become critical in the future. In the sea of news, Issue Briefs points to what’s important.
How the West sees a matter and thinks about an issue may not be the same as in the East. FRAME OF REFERENCE and FIELD OF VIEW are two critical components that determines the geopolitical and geostrategic calculations, including threat perceptions of an international actor. Through Vantage Point Analysis we point to the evolving positions and interests international players, and how this impacts the balance of power.
PoliTact tracks the use of information and media, at the local and international level. Media Analyses is a critical part of this, as the Media are increasingly used as a tool to frame perceptions and perspectives. Through Analysis of Perception and Perspective, we inform our subscribers of the most relevant information, positions, and risks related to the unfolding and ever-evolving future.
Politact is in the business of dealing with the future state. Using reports generated by PoliTact’s regional pickets, we connect the dots and produce insights. We monitor different parts of the world to gauge where things are heading. PoliTact measures its performance by comparing the analyses it produces, to how events and policies actually unfold.
Once dangerous levels of entropy between perceptions and perspectives and interests have been identified and an ENTROPY ALERT issued, the next step is the mitigation of risks and avoidance of conflict. Global Security Advisor issues scenario-specific Advisories and produces Security Studies.
We help our audiences PREPARE and AVOID dangerous escalations in entropy levels that can lead to adverse impacts - suggesting alternative policies, strategies, and tactics that are politically astute, culturally aware, and historically sensitive.
Alignment or misalignment of power and interest leads to many of the struggles and conflicts that the world is witnessing today. We generate an Entropy Alert when we observe a serious discrepancy of power, interest, and perspectives between various global actors.