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Pegasus Software and the Rise of Spyware

Introduction Pegasus is a spyware malware existing since 2016 created by the Israeli company NSO Group, operating since 2010. Its role is to provide full access to a smartphone to track criminals and terrorists by exploiting 0-day vulnerabilities. New study…

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North Korean clandestine activities against Japan

Summary North Korea targeted Japan after it gained independence through various activities, most of them illegal. These activities range in scope include covert intelligence operations, illegal commercial and economic ventures and missile tests. These operations are done to help prop…

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ISIS 2022: The Cyber Caliphate

Summary The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a Salafi-Jihadist militant organization operating in Syria and Iraq. In 2019, the territorial defeat of the Islamic State represented an achievement to ensure the termination of the organization. Nonetheless, the…

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The Kazakhstan protests: A fuel for change?

Summary: Kazakhstan has had its equilibrium thrown off balance as the state becomes engulfed in protests. Starting off as a demonstration against the fixed increase in fuel prices, the demonstrations had slowly spilt over to the rest of society. Citizens…

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PMCs: The future frontier of warfare in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is one example of how PMCs are becoming more important in international conflicts. PMSCs saw a revival in the post-Cold War era due to a drastic increase of unexploited soldier capabilities. PMCs are active in many aspects of 21st-century…

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Japanese intelligence Reform
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Reforming Japanese intelligence agencies

Summary Japan has sought to reform its intelligence agencies. The country has confronted various national security challenges since the end of the Cold War. Gray zone situations concerning Japanese territorial integrity by China, North Korea and to a certain extent,…

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The Anti-Iran Axis: The enemy of my enemy is my friend

Summary: Baku and Tel Aviv have had relations that were established decades ago. Their relations were formed on the basis of mutually-constitutive gains, where one would benefit from the others resources and vice versa. During times in which Azerbaijan found…

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Situational assessment of Myanmar 2022

On Monday February 1, 2021, the army committed its fourth military coup in 63 years. The state of emergency was declared for one year and the Vice-President, General Myint Swe, was appointed interim president. Min Aung Hlaing is the commander-in-chief of…

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Influencers
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Social Media Influencers and Cyber Warfare

Summary: As the number of influencers grow on social media and the internet, countries are recruiting them for a new dimension of cyber warfare. Governments are utilising new forms of psychological operations and censorship of dissidence via social media, by…

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Iranian Water Shortage Protests: A Critical Juncture for Human Security

Summary: Iranian citizens working within the agricultural sector are currently growing more frustrated. This is due to the lack of action by the government to address the decade long drought in the Zayandeh River. The drought, which is artificially created…

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