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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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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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Confidential

Cognitive vulnerabilities: Information Warfare ‘Then Vs. Now’

Cognitive vulnerabilities: does disinformation matter more now? The 2016 U.S. elections created a tsunami of literature surrounding disinformation, from academic material to social media arguments. Cognitively, humans are not more susceptible to disinformation now than during the Cold War. humans…

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Laos Human smuggling
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Human Trafficking from Laos: How, Why, and Where?

Introduction/Background Laos, officially named Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), is a Southeast Asian country bordering China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. As part of the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’ (the intersection between the Lao, Myanmar, and Thailand), it is common for…

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Operation Denver
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Disinformation Campaigns in Russia: How COVID-19 is Mirroring Operation Denver

One of the most famous disinformation campaigns popularly known as Operation INFEKTION, and originally named Operation DENVER. It targeted the CIA and the US at large as being the origin of the AIDS disease. Active measures achieved that through the…

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Confidential

Frumentarii: The Secret Service of Rome

Frumentarii were a intelligence gathering force in ancient Rome. Their legacy was fascinating to view compared to early espionage practices Unofficially speaking, and as the semi-well-known yet somewhat niche cliché goes, “espionage is the world’s second oldest profession”. From ancient…

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Confidential

COINTELPRO: The WikiLeaks of the 1960’s

COINTELPRO is a highly controversial domestic surveillance program carried out by the FBI in the 1960s. What was supposed to be a secret anti-Communist surveillance operation turned into a weaponized apparatus of the FBI with sights focused on a wide…

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Citizen Spies
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United States Citizen Spies

“Snitches get Stiches” Citizen spies in the United States may sound absurd, but tactic itself is nothing new in the history of surveillance. Far from it actually. And if the information about a program involving domestic citizen informants is true,…

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