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  1. Indicators of home grown violent extremist mobilization

    A NCTC, FBI & BHS published document (32 pgs) and they explain at the start:

    Shortly after a bit more:...
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    Russia Is Perfecting the Art of Crushing Uprisings Against Authoritarian Regimes

    Or lessons learnt from Syria and available - presumably at a price - from Russia. Here is one passage:...
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    When terrorists defect

    A rare article on defection from Al-Shabab and by a SME on the topic. A sample sentence:
    Link:https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/03/opinions/somalia-lost-boys-opinion-horgan/index.html
    If you believe...
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    Seven killed in Mozambique jihadist attack claimed by IS

    It is a mystery to not only those closer. A very slim story that open with:
    Link:https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/africa/2019-07-06-seven-killed-in-mozambique-jihadist-attack-claimed-by-is-sources/
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    The Road to Radicalisation - just wait till the last passage

    Raffaello Pantucci (RUSI) as a short overview, with a UK focus in an insurance publication. He starts with:
    He ends with:
    Link:https://raffaellopantucci.com/2019/07/13/the-road-to-radicalisation/
  6. Gen. Mark Milley warns against prematurely withdrawing from Afghanistan after 18 yrs

    I don't check this website often, so the writing style here is different: is he serious? Readers will decide:
    Link:https://taskandpurpose.com/premature-afghanistan-withdrawal

    Not to overlook - as...
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    Goats and sheep

    May be different:
    Link:https://www.voanews.com/africa/cameroon-fights-boko-haram-recruitment-goats-sheep
  8. Sharing China's Ct experience

    A Tweet by Professor Bruce Hoffman, a CT SME, following a NYT article (behind a pay wall):
    Link:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/world/asia/china-human-rights-united-nations.html?

    The linked...
  9. Las Vegas police release 158-page report detailing deadly 2017 concert shooting

    Two years after the Las Vegas mass shooting, via ABC, the official Las Vegas Police report and the story starts with:...
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    Siege: The Atomwaffen Division and Rising Far-Right Terrorism in the United States

    Alerted by a "lurker" to this article, published by the Dutch ICCT and the summary:

    The PDF has twenty pgs and has not been read....
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    Sri Lanka Reconsiders the Nature of Its Relationship With Saudi Arabia

    I have reopened this thread to accommodate this Soufan Group commentary and here is one passage:...
  12. Sri Lanka Reconsiders the Nature of Its Relationship With Saudi Arabia

    I have reopened this thread to accommodate this Soufan Group commentary and here is one passage:...
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    The new Cold War is hotting up: US's new strategy towards China could actually work

    A rather good article IMHO on this vexed issue by Gerard Baker, of the WSJ, now two weeks ago in the British weekly magazine 'The Spectator'. He outlines the Trump approach, drawing attention to his...
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    The Rise of China: What do we want from the next Prime Minister?

    An event in London last month @ Policy Exchange (a UK think tank) on this topic, albeit with a reference to the internal Conservative Party competition for the next Prime Minister. The panel has an...
  15. A nasty, brutal fight”: what a US-Iran war would look like

    A pessimistic story which concludes:
    Link:https://www.vox.com/world/2019/7/8/18693297/us-iran-war-trump-nuclear-iraq
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    North Korea is almost certainly going to remain a nuclear weapons state

    A former Washington insider's commentary on recent matters and face-to-face diplomacy has limits. Yes he is ex-CIA. He starts with:

    The short article ends with:...
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    Arrival of UAE-backed forces stokes tensions on Yemen's Socotra

    An update on the competition on Socotra between Yemeni factions: those who support the Hadi government and the UAE-funded & trained Security Belt Forces.

    Note a likely fact 60,000 residents and ...
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    Leaving or reducing? The UAE's role.

    Nervous of the crisis in the Gulf or the beginning of the end for the UAE role in the Yemeni Civil War? Now six days ago Reuters reported:...
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    Fishermen witnessed nuclear submarine drama

    The latest Russian Navy submarine disaster has had some coverage here:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48865332

    Once again the local website 'The Barents Observer' based in Norway has a...
  20. Too many questions after this

    Does this strange story, originally in a Kuwaiti paper and now on National Interest's website have an effect on the current situation?

    It starts with:

    The most puzzling sentence is this, with...
  21. The march toward war continues

    The rather pessimistic title comes from a 'Foreign Affairs' article (commended via Twitter and only the opening is free to view) and the article opens with:...
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    Now another 'no thanks' and this time Kenya:...

    Now another 'no thanks' and this time Kenya:
    Link:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/27/tanzania-suspends-10-billion-port-project-new-blow-chinas-belt/
  23. Bellingcat continues to provide information, in...

    Bellingcat continues to provide information, in this example they cannot confirm the identity of the "third man" or the officer in charge of the GRU mission. This final sentence should encourage you...
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    China’s People’s Armed Police: reorganised and refocused

    An IISS Military Balance blog article that opens with:
    Link:https://www.iiss.org/blogs/military-balance/2019/06/china-pap?
  25. Iran in the Gulf: signalling, skirmishing or war?

    An IISS commentary that opens with:
    Link:https://www.iiss.org/blogs/analysis/2019/06/iran-in-the-gulf?
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