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Forum: Intelligence 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 65
Views: 98,897
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The Five Eye’s intelligence sharing network

An interesting article, with both UK & US ex-intelligence directors commenting, on the Five Eyes...
Forum: Africa 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 399
Views: 146,084
Posted By davidbfpo
COIN in the Sahel: who are the blurred enemy?

A brief overview of the key non-state armed actors in the region, which includes non-jihadist groups in alliance sometimes with the Mali government for example; jihadist groups and others.

Nothing...
Forum: Europe 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 109,712
Posted By davidbfpo
Ukraine is still on the edge, despite all efforts to stabilise it

An academic article on the situation, the emphasis is not on the military aspects - hence being in this smaller thread. Here is a taster...
Forum: Americas 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 96
Views: 112,753
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We have not gone away - the Zapatista rebels

I thought they had gone away, no and the title and sub-title to thi short article are:...
Forum: Middle East 19 Hours Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 61,970
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The rise and fall of the Muslim Brotherhood

A book review in the FT of a new book 'The Muslim Brotherhood and the West: A History of Emnity and Engagement' by Martyn Frampton, Harvard University Press and one...
Forum: Law Enforcement 1 Day Ago
Replies: 230
Views: 204,199
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The CT approach has "holes in the bucket"

A broad comment on the issues around returning foreign fighters by an "insider":

A classic example of how weak the UK CT approach is:
Link:https://capx.co/how-to-deal-with-returning-isis-fighters/
Forum: Futurists & Theorists 1 Day Ago
Replies: 186
Views: 160,574
Posted By davidbfpo
The helpful App @ Raqqa

Link:https://www.forces.net/news/anti-isis-fighters-used-game-changing-app-retake-raqqa
Forum: Politics In the Rear 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By davidbfpo
Small nation has a case underway

Meantime in Denmark there is a trial underway:
Link:https://www.thelocal.dk/20180219/danish-terror-trial-may-have-connections-to-uk-attack
Forum: International Politics 1 Day Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 58,873
Posted By davidbfpo
Food for thought

A commentary 'This Too Shall Pass: Remarks to the Camden Conference on The New World Disorder and America’s Future' by Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.).

Here is a taster:The author's...
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 30,629
Posted By davidbfpo
We're adding 1k to those already in Saudi

Looks like the Pakistani Senate's "nose is out of joint" over the deployment of troops to Saudi...
Forum: South Asia 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 30,006
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Facts -v- Fiction: the CPEC

A curious document, from September 2017 from a previously unheard of think tank (German-Pakistani) on the Chine-Pakistan Economic Corridor and somehow I doubt any pearls will be found.
Link to 50...
Forum: South Asia 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 30,006
Posted By davidbfpo
China woos Pakistan militants to secure Belt and Road projects

From the FT:
Link:https://www.ft.com/content/063ce350-1099-11e8-8cb6-b9ccc4c4dbbb

One wonders will the locals, let alone the militants, be tempted by work or other options and so enable the road...
Forum: Middle East 1 Day Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 3,806
Posted By davidbfpo
Syria: the shifting sands of a years-long quagmire

The title is taken from the sub-title of an article 'Miscalculation and vulnerability simmer beneath the surface of the Syrian conflict' and accurately sums the situation....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 1 Day Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 193
Posted By davidbfpo
After oil & gas there's renewable sources

Worth considering how the world will adapt as renewable sources compete with oil & gas. Imagine a world where OPEC is redundant for example.

...
Forum: Africa 2 Days Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 29,468
Posted By davidbfpo
Some here I expect will dismiss this NYT report,...

Some here I expect will dismiss this NYT report, so here are two comments via Twitter that might persuade you. Professor Bruce Hoffman:

Professor Daniel Byman:
Forum: Law Enforcement 2 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 47,880
Posted By davidbfpo
How school shootings catch on.

One of the better articles I have read since the latest shooting and the author is Malcolm Gladwell; he does not refer to the latest shooting.

He ends with:...
Forum: Africa 3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 29,676
Posted By davidbfpo
Violent English-speaking separatists

Not exactly a surprise, this report indicates there is a level of violence, bitterness over the government's response, refugees and Nigeria extraditing dissident leaders back to the Cameroon....
Forum: Politics In the Rear 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By davidbfpo
Id'd by Bruce Hoffman and his comment via...

Id'd by Bruce Hoffman and his comment via Twitter:
Link to the NYT article:https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/opinion/justice-isis-trial.html
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Days Ago
Replies: 230
Views: 204,199
Posted By davidbfpo
From a London "foxhole"

A Q&A with the UK's most senior police CT officer, the Met's Neil Basu, in 'Sentinel' CTC's e-journal, conducted by RUSI's Raffaello Pantucci....
Forum: Global Issues & Threats 3 Days Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 26,635
Posted By davidbfpo
UAE covets Socotra: for the military and tourists

Thanks to a footnote in the latest Sentinel I found this report and the expansion of the UAE's role, if not de facto occupation of Socotra....
Forum: Europe 3 Days Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 123,992
Posted By davidbfpo
Two commentaries

A lengthy comment on European relations on the 'southern front line', alas only about Morocco and Tunisia....
Forum: Law Enforcement 3 Days Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 47,880
Posted By davidbfpo
Why Lone Wolf Attacks Are So Hard To Predict

A good article after this week's shooting in Florida:
Link:http://www.defenseone.com/business/2015/07/why-lone-wolf-attacks-are-so-hard-predict/118279/

Now it does not help when the FBI get a...
Forum: Politics In the Rear 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 914
Posted By davidbfpo
Justice moves slowly

A NYC court case that amply illustrates why criminal prosecution can take a long time, here the indictment was for combat in Afghanistan in April 2003 and an undated plot to bomb the US Embassy in...
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 248
Views: 105,640
Posted By davidbfpo
A short review of a book published in October...

A short review of a book published in October '17:
Link:https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180216-tribes-and-politics-in-yemen-a-history-of-the-houthi-conflict/#.WoewLrcIXOE.twitter
Forum: Middle East 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 23,240
Posted By davidbfpo
"There's trouble ahead"

An update within a broader regional article and what happens when the price of bread goes up? No, not rejoicing, often it is public...
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