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VEGA Strategic Services
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North Korean missile tests in East Asia

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Semmelweis Effect: When Ideas Control Governments

The Semmelweis Reflex is the rejection of assessments that contradict pre-existing beliefs. The bias when applied to political and military decisions, is called ideological stubbornness. Semmelweis Reflex and Cognitive Biases The popularity of how psychology affects politics, conflicts and ‘geopolitics’…

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Cuba´s Expansionism in the Horn of Africa

Cuba’s expansionism: motivations in Ethiopia Cuba´s expansionism in Algeria, Guinea-Bissau or Zanzibar are examples of Cuban influence in Africa supporting domestic and anti-colonial insurgencies. Cuban intervention in Ethiopia, on the other hand, is an indicator of Cuban expansionism as a…

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Cryptography: Cryptowars During the Cold War

Cryptography is the practice of communicating securely between two parties. Cryptographers used techniques to ensure only the sender and intended recipient can process and read the content. Perhaps the most famous example of cryptography and cryptoanalysis is the German Enigma…

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Agent 355 – George Washington’s Unknown Female Spy

Agent 355 is the protagonist of a story where the main actor identity still remains unknown nowadays. The Culper Ring (Culper Spy Ring), was an American intelligence organisation. General George Washington set up this organisation and Major Benjamin Tallmadge supervised…

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Iva Toguri D’Aquino: ‘Tokyo Rose’

Iva Toguri D’Aquino Iva Toguri D’Aquino, also called Tokyo Rose, was a radio broadcaster during World War Two. She became an enemy of war when trapped in Japan. Later, the US would find her guilty of treason for her broadcasts,…

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Operation Condor: The Communist Threat in Latin America

Operation Condor Operation Condor integrated state terror across South America during the Cold War, after successive military coups. From 1975 to 1977 military regimes in Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina rounded up thousands of people. These were suspected of…

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The Increment
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“The Increment”: The UK’s Most Elite Special Forces Unit

Little is known in the public domain about ‘The Increment’; Perhaps the UK’s most secretive and elite special forces unit.

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Propaganda During the Korean War: UN & US Psyops from the Sky

Propaganda during the Korean War is an interesting topic that hasn’t always been tackled properly. At the beginning of the Korean War, the UN called on its member nations to join an effort to support Korea. Communist forces were rapidly…

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Cuba and the Zanzibar Revolution: Revolutionary Vulnerabilities

Why is Cuba Relevant in Zanzibar? Between 1961 and 1964, Zanzibar underwent a series of political changes including the exit of British forces and a revolution. In April 1964,  Zanzibar and Tanganyika united to form Tanzania after a short revolution…

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Francois Boix
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Francesc Boix: the Photographer of Mauthausen

Francesc Boix Campo stole around 2,000 negatives that depicted war crimes as well as SS officers and other Nazis while he was a prisoner of war in Mauthausen concentration camp. He was also a key witness during the Nuremberg and…

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