Confidential

Nigeria: West Africa’s Hub for Child Harvesting

Overview “Baby factories” or “baby farms” are part of a wider trafficking program called “child harvesting”. It refers to the selling of children for illegal adoption, but it can also involve child trafficking for slave labour. In the case of…

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Confidential

Slavery and Organ Harvesting of African Migrants in Libya

Key points on Slavery and Organ Harvesting in Libya Slavery and organ harvesting of African Migrants at the hands of people Smugglers in Libya is endemic Libya is the main transit point for migrants travelling to Europe The Libyan government…

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Intelligence Failure
Confidential

Intelligence Failure: What, When, Why and How

Intelligence Failure can be defined as when an actor does not collect and analyse information adequately, formulate sound policy based on intelligence (and other considerations), or respond effectively. This implies that Intelligence Failure can happen at multiple levels at multiple…

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Confidential

Project Vela and “the Incident”

Project Vela had a big act to follow. The Manhattan Project gave one population of humanity a nuclear weapon, the power of which inconceivable up to that point in history, outside of the realm of theoretics. Power is intoxicating and…

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Operation Denver
Confidential

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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Human Intelligence (HUMINT)
Confidential

CHIS: Covert Human Intelligence Sources

Covert Sources Defined The House of Commons and House of Lords defines a covert human intelligence source (CHIS) as “anyone who establishes or maintains a relationship with another person in order to secretly obtain or access information.” A CHIS may…

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Confidential

Kuratong Baleleng: The Crime Syndicate that Ruled the Philippines

‘Kuratong Baleleng’ is the name of a notorious Filipino crime syndicate whose activities include murder, trafficking, robbery, and illegal gambling. Kuratong Baleleng: A Timeline 1984 – Kuratong Baleleng founded by the military as an anti-communist militia. 1988 – Kuratong Baleleng…

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Confidential

The IK-2 Correctional Colony

The IK-2, the Corrective Colony No. 2 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for Vladimir Oblast is located 60 miles east of Moscow, in Pokrov. This Russian prison is a “red-zone” corrective labour colony. This means that the prisoners’…

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Confidential

Rosewood Logging: A Means for Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Rosewood: Summary Rosewood Trade is a lucrative one – rosewood is the single most illegally trafficked natural product globally. This trade is primarily fuelled by enormous demand from China. The traditional Chinese Hongmu furniture market relies heavily on imported rosewood…

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Confidential

Space Programme: the UK, USA and Russia’s Cases

Space Programme: a perspective by Mark Sedwill, Cabinet Secretary and National Security Adviser for the United Kingdom. “If the UK and US can foster even deeper cooperation security forces can work together They can withstand the threats of today and…

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