Special Frontier Force
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Special Frontier Force: India’s Elite Mountain Warfare Unit

A highly specialised and secretive unit, the Special Frontier Force is a paramilitary unit of the Indian army. Comprised mainly of Tibetan refugees, the unit operates along the Tibetan border to increase Indian strategic security against China. The Special Frontier…

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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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NOHED
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NOHED: Iran’s Special Forces

Nohed Key Findings NOHED “airborne special forces” Brigade, established in 1959 as part of the Imperial Iranian Special Forces. US Special Forces during the 1960s before the 1979 Iranian Revolution trained the group. Iran mainly utilised NOHED in the Iran-Iraq…

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Is Africa the next frontier for IS?

In recent months the African continent has witnessed the strengthening of the Jihadi Salafist movement. Multiple attacks have been conducted by the IS and its affiliates across several regions in Africa. The Salafi-jihadi movement currently has four main centers of…

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Colectivos: Maduro’s Venezuelan Militias

Why do Colectivos Matter? The Colectivos are one of the paramilitary units employed by the Chavista regime to minimise any realistic threat from the opposition. The methodology of support changes, whether its supressing protests or aiding what are almost certainly…

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Moroccan Influence: Expansion and Regional Presence

Summary: Morocco faces an environment of potential growth and almost certain threats. The conflict in the Western Sahara coincides with cooperation agreements between Morocco, the US and Israel. Spain and the EU continue to be pressured through unconventional means with…

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Cryptography: Cryptowars During the Cold War

Cryptography is the practice of communicating securely between two parties. Cryptographers used techniques to ensure only the sender and intended recipient can process and read the content. Perhaps the most famous example of cryptography and cryptoanalysis is the German Enigma…

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Operation Felix: the Planned Nazi Invasion of Gibraltar

Operation Felix and the Gibraltar’s Strategic Importance Operation Felix took place in 1941. It is no surprise that Gibraltar is in the eye of the most powerful people. Located in the Iberian Peninsula, a 6.7 km2 territory, it is the…

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The Venezuela-Colombia Border Conflict

The border that separates Venezuela and Colombia hosts armed groups and former paramilitaries that to control the illicit trade market

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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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