Confidential

Turkey’s Failing Currency: A Reshuffle of Regional Hegemony

Summary: Traditionally, Turkey has been a main regional actor. However, Turkey’s recent economic impediments caused by a diminishing economy nullified operations to increase its scope of influence. As such, Turkey has been forced to make amends and turn foes into…

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Confidential

3D Printed Guns Fighting the Government in Myanmar

Summary: Evidence has surfaced of fighters of the People’s Defense Force in Myanmar producing 3D printed firearms to fight the junta in the country. (Source) The group has released several photos of their 3D-printed firearms that are made locally or…

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Hacker
Confidential

Hacker-Mercenaries: The Use of Private Hacking Firms

Summary: It is common knowledge now that Private companies offer hacking services to the highest government bidder. Consequentially ushering in a new era of “cyber mercenaries”. (Source) The increased prevalence of these companies and their government contracts indicate a growing…

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Confidential

3D Printed Guns: 2022 Outlook in the US

Summary 3D printed guns and parts result from 3D technology applied to firearms manufacturing. In 2022, 3D printed guns are likely to increase and to become viral. Since Wilson’s “The Liberator” published prototype of a handgun in 2012, the designs…

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Confidential

QAnon 2023 Outlook: Post-Trump Presidency

Summary: QAnon is a theory-based conspiracy movement that originated on the Internet in October 2017. (Source) An anonymous user “Q” posted several messages about the arrest of Hillary Clinton. In 2023, QAnon is likely to take a violent turnaround. Since…

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Confidential

ISWAP Projections Following the Death of Abu-Sufyan

Summary: On December 7th, it was reported that ISWAP (Islamic State of West Africa Province) regional commander, Abu-Sufyan was killed in an airstrike conducted by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF). (source) Sufyan was active in the Lake Chad region and…

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Confidential

Impact of Web 3.0 on the US Intelligence Community

Summary: This growing trend in information sharing and financial systems will be attributed to a new form of asymmetrical warfare. One characteristic that is important forms, and Web 3.0s stark comparison to modern distributed guerilla networks already is their form….

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Cuba Protests
Confidential

Protests in Cuba: Narratives, Technology and short-term change

Main take-aways The protests in Cuba are surfacing the inaccurate narratives which surround the domestic and international status of the island. There are binary conclusions that identify one single responsible figure behind the humanitarian and security crisis. The main certainty…

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Confidential

Elections in Peru: Importance of Legitimacy, Corruption & Polarisation

Key Assessments of the Peruvian Elections It is unlikely that elected officials reduce social, economic, health and security issues in Peru in the short-term. Polarisation and reactive campaigning and an increase in public polarisation, make it difficult for effective policy…

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Confidential

Angolan Civil War and the Intelligence POV

Angolan Civil War: Background The Angolan Civil War began in 1975 and continued until 2002. Immediately after becoming independent from Portugal in November 1975. The war was a power struggle between two anti-colonial guerrilla movements. On the one hand the…

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