Confidential

Super-Empowered Individuals: Interview with Calibre Obscura

Much of my research and fascination is driven by the rise of the “citizen journalist”, “Homo Digitalis” or the “super-empowered individual”. These are individuals or groups who have maximised their impact in the domains of warfare, journalism, intelligence, and statecraft,…

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Confidential

Iranian Water Shortage Protests: A Critical Juncture for Human Security

Summary: Iranian citizens working within the agricultural sector are currently growing more frustrated. This is due to the lack of action by the government to address the decade long drought in the Zayandeh River. The drought, which is artificially created…

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Betty Pack Honeypot for Mi6
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Honeypot: The Art of Seduction in Espionage

Honeypot, What Is It? Honeypot, or honey trap, is a term employed in the espionage world. It describes an operational practice in which a covert agent creates and uses a romantic or sexual relationship to compromise a target for money…

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Corporate Espionage
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Made in China: Corporate Espionage in the United States

Chinese subversion, in its various forms, is one of the largest geopolitical threats to the United States in contemporary times. Corporate espionage is a proven method used by the Chinese government in order to conduct an internal soft war against…

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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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Confidential

Ratnik: Modern Problems Require Modern Solutions

Modern warfare Ratnik is not just a force development program, it’s a reaction to a contemporary global trend. In the words of comedian Dave Chappelle, “modern problems require modern solutions”. Warfare is no different, and as new geopolitical threats emerge,…

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Confidential

Active Measures: The Tradecraft

Active measures: A short Intro Active Measures (In Russian, “aktivnye meropriyatiya”) was coined in the 1920s. It is a broad concept generally referring to Russian offensive operations that are designed to spread disinformation, deceive, and sabotage foreign nations. In real…

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Confidential

Iranian Arms Trafficking in the Indian Ocean

In February and March 2016, likely Iranian arms trafficking shipments on stateless “dhow” fishing boats were seized by the Royal Australian Navy, the French Navy, and the US Navy on three occasions. The seizures included not only thousands of AK…

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Confidential

North Korean Small Arms Proliferation and Identification

This report seeks to offer an assessment of North Korean small arms proliferation and identification, with a focus on Africa. Key Judgements North Korea can export its large stockpile of historic small arms, which are indistinguishable from North Korean small…

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Infantry Weapons Recognition in Intelligence Analysis

Infantry weaponry is whatever weapon is carried by forces fighting on foot, and does not need to be platform mounted for use. The weaponry used by infantry is usually specific to the role or regiment, and in the case of…

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