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  1. 'Blood on their hands': USG was warned 10 yrs ago white supremacy was a threat

    An appropriate thread that opens with:

    The author of the report has a Q&A contribution and here is part of one answer:

    There is a closed 2009 thread on the original DHS report:...
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    We must see China - the opportunities and the threats - with clear eyes

    An opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald by an Australian Federal MP and chair of the Intelligence & Security Committee; identified by a "lurker". It is strongly worded and was condemned by the...
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    3rd time lucky to end forty-two years of war!

    Most readers I expect will recall Mozambique has been blighted by a civil war for a very long time; no, not the current insurgency in the northern provinces.

    Here is a shock, with my emphasis in...
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    Tunisia Kills Another Wanted Terrorist and the Growth of Jabal Orbata As An IS Base

    Aaron Zelin is a known SME, who I think I have heard talk once in London and thanks to Twitter found he has a website dedicated to Tunisia, part of the promotion for a forthcoming book due out in...
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    A Sea Lamprey Waits For Them

    A short review of a new book from an Indian observer. The book being 'Chinese Spies—from Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping' by Roger Fagliot, which I see via Twitter has had rave reviews.

    I'd not heard...
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    No longer does al-Qaida grab the headlines. That might be the plan

    Jason Burke, a UK journalist whose focus is often AQ and jihadists, has a short column and asks:...
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    Russian-Ukraine War 2019 onwards

    A new thread. The war rarely attracts attention now and looking at the previous threads some had 500k plus views.

    The previous thread - now closed - has 1093 posts and 61.7k views....
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    The Most Repressive State You May Have Never Heard Of

    A Canadian newspaper Q&A with the author Martin Plaut, the former Africa Editor of the BBCís World Service, of the updated book (cited above). There's also a 17 min Vice documentary (undated). I note...
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    Egypt: a country simmering under multiple pressures

    A February 2018 first-hand report on the situation, id'd today and the author is an experienced US journalist. Insurgency aside he fills in the gaps and here is one example:...
  10. AFRICOM helps to make matters worse?

    IIRC the author is opinionated and critical of AFRICOM, but that caveat aside his article does pose questions. Notably:...
  11. Goliath: why the West doesn't win wars and what we need to do about it

    This is an event in London @ LSE on 24th October 2019, in the evening and is free. The speaker is Sean McFate, whose name and writings I am sure have appeared here before. His mini bio starts with: ...
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    Avoiding the penthouses

    Found this January 2019 article which ends:
    Link:https://theconversation.com/theres-a-wider-scandal-suggested-by-the-trump-investigations-109203

    IMHO this fits here and is not an issue just for...
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    AML legislation is the least effective of any anti-crime measure, anywhere

    Discovered today via a "lurker" a November 2017 submission to the Senate Judiciary Committee by an ex-US financial crimes investigator, which has some stunning quotes and this response from a contact...
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    Between Regime and Rebels: A Survey of Syriaís Alawi Sect

    Recommended by a "lurker" this interesting NYRB article, it dissects what has happened to this loyal community, their losses and the apparently little gain for this....
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    From a previously unknown source, Global Voices...

    From a previously unknown source, Global Voices NGO, and I have viewed the short video. It also provides an update on the situation which is so rarely reported, in part as few can visit the affected...
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    A French Army hero - last in Algeria - and what can be learnt

    Hat tip to an excellent War on The Rocks article, which fits here well and has a wider application to fighting 'small wars'. Notably over working with local allies and whether a conflict can be won....
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    Shadow force: The secret history of the US intelligence community's battle with IRGC

    A 'Long Read' that provides an overview of the 'battle' and a number of new to me items....
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    Thread reopened for next post

    Manually id'd this thread for the next post to be added.
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    Mayday in the most extreme and hostile place on earth.

    Earlier this year I posted a thread in 'Trump's Navy' after the Wavell Room, a UK blogsite published two articles on leadership at sea and today I found the third article had been published.

    The...
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    British troops to join force countering Mali militants

    A mix of updates and with our current political focus unlikely to attract much attention:

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  21. Two articles I caught today. A 'Long Read' in the...

    Two articles I caught today. A 'Long Read' in the NYRB by two SME and the title almost gives away their view:wry: 'Iran: The Case Against War'. Curiously they end with:...
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    Snippet

    From a longer NYRB article on teh confrontation with Iran:
    Link:https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/08/15/iran-case-against-war/

    Presumably someone knows where this 'compendium' can be located?
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    Trusting an informant

    A complicated story that illustrates the dangers of HUMINT and the source's death suggests he was in very deep - as this passage shows:...
  24. 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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