Confidential

Economic Espionage and the Damage it Causes Companies

Economic espionage, corporate espionage, industrial espionage, commercial espionage: different commonly terms for the same general idea. According to the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, legislated by the United States Congress, economic espionage is the theft or misappropriation of a trade…

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Confidential

Office 39: North Korea’s Secret Slush Fund

Office 39: The North Korean Slush Fund Office 39 is also known as Bureau 39 or Room 39. Kim Jong-Il created the organisation in 1974 as an additional revenue flow for the regime. The North Korean regime unofficially uses Office…

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Confidential

Kuratong Baleleng: The Crime Syndicate that Ruled the Philippines

‘Kuratong Baleleng’ is the name of a notorious Filipino crime syndicate whose activities include murder, trafficking, robbery, and illegal gambling. Kuratong Baleleng: A Timeline 1984 – Kuratong Baleleng founded by the military as an anti-communist militia. 1988 – Kuratong Baleleng…

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Confidential

The IK-2 Correctional Colony

The IK-2, the Corrective Colony No. 2 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for Vladimir Oblast is located 60 miles east of Moscow, in Pokrov. This Russian prison is a “red-zone” corrective labour colony. This means that the prisoners’…

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Confidential

Illicit Mercury Market: Guayana´s Case

Illicit Mercury Market: A Background Illicit mercury markets are a current big threat. The Minamata Convention, established in 2013,  is a global effort to decrease the use of mercury in mining. Countries like Guyana ratified the agreement, dropping mercury imports…

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Mario Paciolla
Confidential

Mario Paciolla: The Unsolved Death of an UN Aid Worker

On the 15th of July 2020, Mario Paciolla, a member of a UN mission in Colombia, was found dead in his home in San Vicente de Caguán.

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Patriot Movement
Confidential

The Patriot Movement

American History The modern Patriot Movement is a collection of organized state militias spread out across most of the United States. Although it may be a hot topic in the current political climate, it has historical roots in American history….

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Confidential

Gang Signs: Language of Violence

Gang signs are symbols and methods traditionally used by organized crime groups for the purpose of communication, both internally and externally. Each gang has its own unique lexicon of signs and symbols that come in forms, both visual or audible,…

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Top Secret

Hezbollah’s Business Affairs Component

Hezbollah’s Business Affairs Component relies on a network of recruits, sympathisers and non-state actors to obtain profits while maintaining deniability. From donations to extortions, methodologies to obtain funding vary depending on the environment and communities. Why Does This Matter? ‘Hezbollah…

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Confidential

British Mercenaries and Colombian Cartels

British mercenaries arrived twice in Colombia in a 3-year period with the objective of targeting FARC headquarters and Pablo Escobar. Aid from the Medellin Cartel, Colombian Armed Forces and the Cali Cartel provided the sponsorship needed to carry out each…

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