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VEGA Strategic Services
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North Korean missile tests in East Asia

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High Rise Operation: Lessons Learned & Comparison to Al-Shabaab

This Grey Dynamics Intelligence Report analyses the Operation High Rise/Zazi Bomb Plot in 2009. This will focus on intelligence-centric lessons that apply to the Al-Shabaab insurgency in Somalia for cooperation and surveillance. Operation High Rise Key Judgments KJ-1. Intelligence surveillance…

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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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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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Cryptocurrency Terrorist Financing in Kashmir

Terrorist groups are increasingly accepting modern cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, from supporters to finance their illicit and violent activities.

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The “Real” IRA?: An Overview of IRA Dissident Groups

Whilst there are many paramilitary organisations associated with the IRA name, IRA dissident groups highly vary in ideology and resources.

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ISIS Threatens South Africa: A New Front?

Previous Grey Dynamics articles explored the intensifying insurgency in Mozambique and the Tanzanian link, analysing a potential ‘hijacking’ of a local conflict by ISIS, indicating the terror groups broader strategy in Africa. On July 3rd, the groups publication platform (Al-Naba), for the…

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What is Eco-terrorism and how did it start?

Eco-terrorism is an ideological framework that incorporates direct action and terrorist attacks with environmental causes.   Terrorism stems from solid ideological beliefs, and an actor or group willing to commit horrible atrocities to further them. Strangely enough, the dark tendrils of…

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Pensacola attack
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The Pensacola Attack: Al Qaeda in the US

The Pensacola attack took place in an American military base in Pensacola, Florida, which took place in December 2019. Three US sailors were killed and eight injured.  The Saudi student opened fire inside a classroom at the Naval Air Station. The attack…

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Abu Sayyaf
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Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines: The Bearer of the Sword

Abu Sayyaf, also known as the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) or Al Harakat Al Islamiyya, is an Islamic terrorist organisation, primarily operating in the Philippines. With their name literally translating to ‘Bearer of the Sword,’ Abu Sayyaf is an organisation…

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Radiological Dispersal Devices and Hospital Waste: A Dirty Conundrum

Radiological Dispersal Devices detonated in an urban centre could result in psychological terror. In the world of intelligence, we like to think we are ready for anything. Contingency plans, schemes of manoeuvre, tactics, techniques and procedures… all plans of action…

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