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Who Poisoned Karinna Moskalenko

PS209 – “Who Poisoned Karinna Moskalenko?” – Structured Analytic Technique #1

Structured analytic techniques are known to facilitate creative thinking and opportunities to ask the right questions.

The Starbusting Technique helps identify key questions in the case. Morphological Analysis Technique explores alternatives to claims and counterclaims. The Structured Brainstorming Technique explores the dimensions of the problem.

The Indicators guide future collection and analysis. The purpose of the assignment is to introduce students to the processes of the production of intelligence research, reports, and briefings.

“Who Poisoned Karinna Moskalenko?”- Structured Analytic Technique #1, for this assignment, students are required to read the case study in Cases in Intelligence Analysis first and then to complete Technique 1 and 2 of Chapter 1 pages 9, 10 & 11.

When completing the techniques, students must fully engage in completing each “step” associated with the required “task.” Answers to each step should be organized numerically in a single-spaced typed narrative.


Submission Instructions:

Submission Requirements:

  • Format: Microsoft Word APA STYLE
  • Font: Times New Roman, 12-point, Singled-spaced
  • Citation Style: APA
  • Length: 1 page (550 words)

The assignment will be graded according to the evaluation criteria specified in the grading rubric (provided to you as a PDF file under name of “ps209-structured-analytic-techniques-grading-rubric-final-content”).


Dear writer,

This is a one-page essay format assignment (550 words = One-). Also, pictures, diagrams, in-text citations are not counted as word count.  Please provide a proper citation provided to you at the bottom of this page (just come and paste it). Check punctuations, spelling, grammar, and avoid using repeat words.  Read chapter 1 and please see the PDF file attachment for the relevant chapter. Also, copy and paste the following reference once you are done with the paper.


(Beebe, 2014)


Beebe, S. m. (2014). Cases in Intelligence Analysis: Structured Analytic Techniques in Action. In R. Pherson, Structured Analytic Techniques in Action, (2nd ed., pp. 7-21). CQ Press.