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MK-Ultra: The CIA Infiltrates the Human Psyche

MK-Ultra was a CIA program taking place between the 1950s and 1960s. As a response to rumours of Cold War antagonists performing mind control techniques on US prisoners of war. This article examines the projects origins, methodology, and aftermath. The…

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Hezbollah: Black Ops Intelligence

Hezbollah External Security Organisation (ESO) is labelled as the foreign military wing of Hezbollah. The idea of the ESO goes further than what can be perceived as a ‘military wing’. The External Security Organisation (ESO) or Unit 910, is Hezbollah’s…

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Nancy Wake: The Gestapo’s No.1 Most Wanted Spy

Nancy Wake, with the German given moniker “White Mouse”,  is one of the most famous spies in history and the most decorated heroines of World War II. She was a member of the Special Operations Executive (SOE), a key figure to…

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Flintlock: Improving Sahel Security With Special Forces Training

Key Judgements  KJ-1. Flintlock likely resulted in a stronger partnership and enhanced proficiency in tactical skills between the participating African nations and their Western counterparts. The very fact that the participating nations are willing to be part of the exercise…

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Little Blue Men: China & US Privateering

In recent years, China rapidly increased its global power. One of its main focus is the nine-dash line maritime claim. It was rejected going against the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea as part of the line…

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Eugene Bullard: The First Black Fighter Pilot

Eugene Bullard during his flight training. The Croix de Guerre with Star he received for valour during the Battle of Verdun is visible. On the left, there is the unofficial wings worn by many French pilots. Eugene Bullard: From Columbus,…

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The Great Toyota War: Birthplace of the Technical

The Great Toyota War was the birthplace of the “technical” – light-weight Toyota Hilux and Land Cruiser variants that are used in underdeveloped countries for troop transport and combat. In 480 BC, the Battle of Thermopylae took place in Greece….

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SADAT: Turkey’s Paramilitary Wings Take Flight in Africa

This Grey Dynamics African Intelligence Article analyses the SADAT paramilitary group, and the political de facto implications placed on Turkish-African relations and security amid an increase in cooperation between Turkey and African states. Turkey’s private military contractor, SADAT, has been…

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Venezuela’s Gold: Erdogan’s El dorado and Maduro’s Salvation?

Turkey’s recent enthusiasm for Maduro is based on its interests which are not as geopolitical in comparison with those of Russia and China. Both countries sought to assert economic and political influence in the Americas. Economic and political ties between…

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The Xeuliang Project: Expansion of China’s State Surveillance Programme

  The Xeuliang Project: Key Findings The Xeuliang (Sharp Eyes) Surveillance Project, first piloted in 2013 and officially announced in 2015, aimed to achieve 100% coverage of all public spaces by 2020. It is likely that this target is close to…

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