Confidential

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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Confidential

ISGS: Islamic State in the Greater Sahara

The Islamic State in Greater Sahara (ISGS) has carried out several attacks in Niger in the last month after a long period of operating in Mali, indicating a return to its former capability, intent, and modus operandi. Inception and Recognition…

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Confidential

The Taliban Regime 2022: What is next?

Summary The Taliban regime, also known as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), was established in August 2021. Indeed, the Taliban took control of parts of the Afghan territory (i.e., Herat, Kabul, Kandahar, and Konduz) after the withdrawal of the…

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Confidential

The Safari Club

The Safari Club would have likely never existed had it not been for the ideas of Karl Marx. “Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow…

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Confidential

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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Taskforce Takuba
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Task Force Takuba: European Special Forces in the Sahel

Importance of Task Force Takuba Task Force Takuba (TFT) is an example of the new geopolitical scenario relevant to European states. Takuba increases the share of a military burden against insurgents in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. France continues to…

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Social Media Intelligence
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SOCMINT: Social Media Intelligence a New Discipline?

What is Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT)? SOCMINT is a sub-discipline of OSINT (Open Source Intelligence). It refers to the information gathered from social media sites and the tools employed to analyse this data. In 2012, Sir David Omand, Jamie Bartlett…

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Confidential

How the Taliban Captured Billions of Dollars Worth of Weapons

The rapid takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban exploded the proliferation of weapons captured from the former ANA (Afghan National Army), ANP (Afghan National Police), NDS (National Directorate of Security), and other former government armed formations. The US and its…

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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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Confidential

Aid Worker Safety and Security: At What Cost?

2018 was the fourth most dangerous year on record for aid workers according to the annual Aid Worker Security Report released in June by the non-governmental organisation Humanitarian Outcomes. According to a Humanitarian Outcome’s Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) report,126…

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