About Talos

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Website:  www.talos-iraq.com

Contact us: info@talos-iraq.com

Contact us for subscription information: info@talos-iraq.com

Our Mission:

Talos provides high quality information and analysis pertaining to the Iraq operational and security environment in support of a wide range of commercial, non-government, government, military and other organizations.  Our success is derived from an intrinsic devotion to supporting our clients’ operational vision, while maintaining the professionalism of a highly experienced analysis team, and a devotion to objectivity made possible by the uncommon independent nature of our organization.  Our goal is to assist organizations in their own success, through timely information, knowledge and understanding of the dynamic environment which is Iraq.

  • User-friendly website accessibility for subscription users
  • Product set tailored to meet a wide-range of client interests, with bespoke reporting available
  • Whether all you have is 2 to 3 minutes to maintain overall awareness, or need highly detailed information on a key development, Talos will professionally meet your needs
  • We welcome client feedback and communication, with a key focus on client-driven information

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Our History:

Talos was born of a desire provide truly objective analysis, and to facilitate client access to and understanding of analytical products which are directly relevant to client operations.  Despite our comparatively short history as a company, Talos analysts have extensive experience in Iraq, and remain adept at evaluating the ever-changing climate. Talos has rapidly attained a sustainable and expanding foothold in the security and analysis market, as a testament to the value of the company’s sound principles and focus on very simply doing what we do best. We are a US-based company centered around an international core team of professional analysts who understand industry-wide challenges in providing high quality and objective information and analysis specific to Iraq. The use of an online platform and professional analytical core as the driving force for the company, allows Talos to offer services at an attractive and competitive price point.

Our People:

Each Talos analyst has a lengthy history operating in diverse security environments, and substantial experience in conducting in-depth tactical, political, economic, social and/or strategic Iraq analysis.  Our locally employed specialists are capable of collecting information from a wide range of Arabic and Kurdish-language open source outlets as well as local sources, with the company focused on providing true countrywide locally-sourced information, in context, with particular focus in the northern and southern regions where operations can often be particularly challenging. 

The Talos team is further supported by more specialized consultants knowledgeable in economics and political analysis.  Together, our cohesive architecture provides Talos the ability to efficiently respond to our clients’ values and operations throughout a spectrum of developments, each assessed to have a direct, indirect, and peripheral impact to very specific interests and goals.

Our Reporting

Immediate Action Reports:

  • Time-sensitive and often critical events which may impact operations – updates made if needed as information is gained
  • Direct e-mail notification to subscribers and one-on-one client contact if client-specific event or development

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Daily Summary:

  • Daily overview and analysis of key events pertaining to all of Iraq, including international considerations
  • Map with key numbered events to quickly conceptualize recent activity countrywide
  • Concise discussions of key developments in each region as well as developments with Iraq-wide implications
  • Media round-up of key international developments for peripheral awareness

Daily Regional Reports:

  • Daily overview and analysis of key events pertaining to North, Central and Southern regions
  • Interactive mapping with key numbered events to quickly conceptualize recent activity within each region
  • Click on specific incident points for detailed information on specific events
  • Read further discussion and analysis of key developments

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Weekly Control of Terrain:

  • Weekly overview and analysis of key events pertaining to regional and national developments
  • Take a glance at the map and layers to readily understand where different activity hotspots are located – zoom in for a closer view
  • Control Zones along dynamic fronts shift as key operations take place
  • Links to other relevant articles and analysis throughout the week and graphs comparing recent weekly trends

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Featured Reports:

  • More detailed analysis report of a key development or operationally significant event
  • Further discussion of regionally / nationally relevant development or trend
  • Further clarification of important but more complex topics

Special Reports:

  • Highly detailed and highly analytical report pertaining to a set of key developments, topics, or issues
  • Historic or developmental analysis relevant to understanding the current environment

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Bespoke reporting:

  • Client requested and client-driven assessments of key issues, locations, threat, trends or developments
  • Statistical data provided as part of a specific or larger view
  • Regular client-specific reporting to support operations in high-risk or rapidly changing environments

Examples:

  • Trend analysis relevant to client operations
  • Impact of events as related to client operations
  • Route assessments / Area orientation packets
  • Threat assessments for areas of future operations

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Recommended Reading:

  • Open source reports we believe offer an additional outlook or view to current developments and issues. These pieces are not written by Talos analysts, but we find the content worth sharing.

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