Confidential

The Rainmakers: Cloud Seeding in the UAE

The Rainmakers are controversial. “We are just helping the clouds to precipitate more”, these are the words of Omar Al Yazeedi, director of research, development and training at the National Centre of Meteorology (CNM).  The process of cloud seeding, which…

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Confidential

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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Confidential

CIA Vampires: US Meddling in the Philippines

In the shadowy war against communism led by the United States, the Philippines was subjected to a disturbing branch of psychological warfare by the CIA. Lt. Col Edward G. Lansdale was sent to end the guerilla Hukbalahap (or the “People’s…

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Espionage act
Confidential

The 1917 Espionage Act and its Lasting Impact

In the United States, the Espionage Act is the judicial boundary between loyalty and disloyalty to country. It isn’t controversial to consider aiding a foreign adversary as a universally a gross betrayal against ones nation. However, that isn’t to say…

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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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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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Confidential

Semmelweis Effect: When Ideas Control Governments

The Semmelweis Reflex is the rejection of assessments that contradict pre-existing beliefs. The bias when applied to political and military decisions, is called ideological stubbornness. Semmelweis Reflex and Cognitive Biases The popularity of how psychology affects politics, conflicts and ‘geopolitics’…

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Confidential

The Stability of Venezuelan Mines and the Venezuelan Regime

The Stability of Venezuelan Mines: Importance It was reported, according to the UN mission, that indigenous communities in the Bolívar and Amazonas region suffered systematic abuses from non-state and governmental actors. The presence of Russian actors in the south of…

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Chushi Gangdruk: CIA Trained Khampa Guerrillas to the Rescue of Dalai Lama...

Chushi Gangdruk is a Khampa Tibetan guerrilla warfare group, whose name translates as Four Rivers, Six Ranges, or the Kham Four Rivers. CIA and the Cold War-era fight against global communist expansion go hand and hand. In a lesser-known tale…

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Confidential

The Connection Between Islamic State & ADF

Background Islamic State & ADF Unlike the Islamic State and its sub-branches, the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) maintain a relatively low profile in the public eye. This aspect of the group’s nature brings more speculation than certainty regarding their contemporary…

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