Strategic Warning Analysis

The ability to provide leaders with the knowledge and awareness needed to anticipate and prepare for possible events requires analysis of a very high order. NIU’s Certificate of Intelligence Studies in Strategic Warning Analysis provides the intellectual platform for this analysis. Students will study historical successes and failures of warning intelligence, contemporary challenges, methodologies, analytical techniques, and a region or intelligence function where such practices can be applied. Students will be better equipped to evaluate and analyze not only why an event happened but also possible events in the future.


  • History of Warning Intelligence
  • Challenges in Strategic Warning
  • Warning Theory and Methodologies
  • Warning Elective

For full course descriptions, please see our catalog.