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Special Operations Executive: Setting Europe Ablaze

Special Operations Executive (SOE) was a secret British Second World War organization formed in July of 1940 by Hugh Dalton, British Minister of Economic Warfare. Dalton was tasked by Winston Churchill to “set Europe ablaze” and create SOE with the…

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Anthony Poshepny: A CIA Legend

Anthony Poshepny was an early paramilitary officer in the CIA whose career reads like a piece of epic fiction. Truth be told, Anthony Poshepny liked ears. He liked them so much that he would cut them off the corpses of…

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Umkhonto we Sizwe: The Armed Struggle of ANC in South Africa

Spear of the Nation Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) was created on the 16th of December 1961, as the armed wing of the African National Congress (ANC).  In the light of the African nationalism and the anti-apartheid movement, Nelson Mandela founded the…

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The Rainmakers: Cloud Seeding in the UAE

The Rainmakers are controversial. “We are just helping the clouds to precipitate more”, these are the words of Omar Al Yazeedi, director of research, development and training at the National Centre of Meteorology (CNM).  The process of cloud seeding, which…

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The Sayanim: Mossad’s International Volunteers

The Sayanim are loyal. This is what fuels their mission. The flexibility in their roles give the Mossad a unique operational capability “Loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.” -Mark Twain In…

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DANAB: Somalia’s Lightning Commandos

Danab Commandos are headquartered in the Baledogle US military base, approximately 100km from the Somalian capital of Mogadishu.   Key Judgement  Formed in 2014, the Danab ‘lightning’ Commandos is now regarded as Somalia’s most professional and capable fighting force. The…

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The Rise of Chinese Military Contractors in Africa

This Grey Dynamics African intelligence article analyses the rise of Chinese military contractors in Africa, providing a context for their utilisation and analysing their activities. Key Findings With over 200,000 Chinese workers, 10,000 Chinese companies, and the rollout of Belt…

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JNIM & ISGS in West Africa

Key Judgements  KJ-1. JNIM and ISGS mainly operate in the tri-border area of Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. The groups comprise the leader militant Islamist groups in the Sahel adding to the sharp increase in violence in West Africa in…

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The Farmers’ Protest in India: Money Before People?

Farmers have been an integral part of India’s agricultural history and makeup half of the Indian workforce. Albeit the government neglect to negotiating initially to repeal the laws, they are now willing to hear the farmers’ demands and reach an…

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How the Trump Admin Weaponised Sanctions

The imposition of US sanctions is an increasingly controversial topic. The Trump administration weaponised sanctions, the number of sanctions doubled compared to the one imposed by the past presidents of the United States, including Barack Obama and George W. Bush….

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