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William Adams: The English Samurai

William Adams was born on the 24th of September 1564, in Gillingham, a town in the county of Kent, England and was the first white Samurai. Adams lived his childhood in comfort since his family was quite wealthy until the…

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SADAT: Turkey’s Paramilitary Wings Take Flight in Africa

This Grey Dynamics African Intelligence Article analyses the SADAT paramilitary group, and the political de facto implications placed on Turkish-African relations and security amid an increase in cooperation between Turkey and African states. Turkey’s private military contractor, SADAT, has been…

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The Ghost of SADAT in Nagorno-Karabakh

It is likely that SADAT supports Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The true extent to which they are involved is more of a puppet-master approach Key Judgements KJ-1. It is likely that the Turkish SADAT group is supporting Azerbaijan in…

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Epidemic in Madagascar

Since October 2017, nearly 1,000 people have died and over 66,000 have been infected from a measles epidemic in Madagascar. In 2017-18, the country was devastated by the plague, infecting nearly 2,000 people and killing over 200. The country experiences…

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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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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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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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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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