Israeli Special Forces
Confidential

The Israeli Special Forces

The Israeli Special Forces consist of multiple units with alternating operational foci and specializations. As highly specialised units, they operate on domestic, regional, and international levels. Unit specializations come into play underneath these tiers, with some conducting operations to protect…

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Confidential

DisrupTor: Fighting the Dark Web Drug Trade

Key Judgments Operation DisrupTor is the latest in a string of operations targeting the dark web illicit trade marketplaces. Managing to secure over 500KG of illegal drugs, it has likely destabilised the drug trade online in the short-term. Despite the increase…

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Confidential

Israel Swipe Right on Africa

In 2016, Netanyahu stated that ‘Israel is coming back to Africa, and Africa is coming back to Israel’. In January 2019, Netanyahu and Chadian President Idriss Déby officially announced the resumption of diplomatic ties. In February, Israel opened its first…

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Confidential

Egypt and Israel’s Dirty Little Secret

Just days into 2019 it was reported that Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi had been subject to an interview by the CBS television show 60 Minutes, an interview Egypt’s envoy to the US requested not to be broadcast shortly after…

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Pegasus Software and the Rise of Spyware

Introduction Pegasus is a spyware malware existing since 2016 created by the Israeli company NSO Group, operating since 2010. Its role is to provide full access to a smartphone to track criminals and terrorists by exploiting 0-day vulnerabilities. New study…

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Camp Lemonnier: Line in the Sand

The purpose of this report is to analyze the benefit of Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti for US/AFRICOM. The article will analyze the foreign presence and will provide the implications of various strategies on the US presence. The time frame for…

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Japanese intelligence Reform
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Reforming Japanese intelligence agencies

Summary Japan has sought to reform its intelligence agencies. The country has confronted various national security challenges since the end of the Cold War. Gray zone situations concerning Japanese territorial integrity by China, North Korea and to a certain extent,…

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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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Influencers
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Social Media Influencers and Cyber Warfare

Summary: As the number of influencers grow on social media and the internet, countries are recruiting them for a new dimension of cyber warfare. Governments are utilising new forms of psychological operations and censorship of dissidence via social media, by…

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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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