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VEGA Strategic Services
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North Korean missile tests in East Asia

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The After Action Report

  In the after action report I revisit and analyse intelligence and security news from the previous week.   The increase of public private partnership in the intelligence domain was once again underscored, by an announcement about the United States…

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Counterintelligence Activities of Non-State Actors

A diverse range of organisations carries out intelligence-related activities to gain a competitive advantage, including non-state actors (NSAs), a prevalent threat in the contemporary conflict environment and intelligence landscape. Counterintelligence (CI) is an imperative ancillary discipline to intelligence and vital…

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An Intelligence-Led Approach to Anti-Doping

INTRODUCTION The traditional athlete testing-based approach to anti-doping (AD) has failed to provide an effective response to the doping problem and does not accurately represent the prevalence of doping in sport.  Technological developments, globalisation and the wealth of athletes and…

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Ignorance is Bliss

  On the 28th February 2018, two weeks after the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting, Donald Trump attempted to reignite the argument that common multimedia platforms are in-part responsible for causing violent behaviour. During the inevitable discussions on gun control,…

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Hybrid threat?

The 4th March poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a Novichok nerve agent has once again brought Russia, and its foreign affairs strategy, to the fore of Western politics. As such, the ‘Fusion Doctrine’ recently announced by Theresa May,…

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Real Time Analysis and Rhinos

The poaching of animals on private land is nothing new. In fact, it is one of the oldest recorded crimes. However, what was once an effort to preserve one’s own flock has taken on a much more altruistic and compassionate…

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Hotel Wehliye Attack

Hotel Wehliye Attack: On 22 March 2018, 16:35 hours local time, Maka-Al Mukarama Road, opposite of Hotel Wehliye, Howlwadaag District, #Mogadishu #VBIED Explosion: A small vehicle loaded with explosives parked across the street from Hotel Wehliye, Howlwadaag District was detonated, using…

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Al Shabab Changing Tactics?

Key Judgements I. We judge it as almost certain that two females were attacked in Mogadishu with a chemical powder. This likely Al Shabab changing tactics II. We judge that the attackers were probably from the Al Shabab terrorist group…

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Whatsapp Disinformation, Misinformation and Malware

Background Whatsapp Disinformation became apparent to me at the end of 2017. I was travelling through East Africa to meet several officials to discuss how Grey Dynamics can deploy our solutions with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISON) among…

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Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea

CTF 151 is a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations under a mission-based mandate throughout the CMF area of responsibility to actively deter, disrupt and suppress piracy in the Gulf of Guinea in order to protect global maritime…

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