Courcy’s Intelligence Service was founded in London in 1934 by the brothers John and Kenneth de Courcy to provide early warning intelligence to British and American businesses and government officials in the turbulent years leading up to World War II.
Initially, Courcy’s Intelligence Service provided a private briefing service only, but in December 1938 it launched a monthly subscription-only newsletter called Intelligence Digest. This is now the weekly Courcy’s Intelligence Brief.
Courcy’s Intelligence Service is headed by JKC de Courcy, son of the founder Kenneth and nephew of John. He has been involved in global political analysis since graduating from Oriel College, Oxford, in 1977. In the 1990s, he founded Terrorism & Security Monitor and Islamic Affairs Analyst, both now owned by the Jane’s Information Group. From 2004-2010, JKC de Courcy was commissioned by the UK’s Health Protection Agency to develop an early-warning service for emerging health threats, with a particular emphasis on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. He is now Chief Executive of Intelligence Research Ltd.