Monthly Archives: April 2017

Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program: On Course, Underground, Uninspected

Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of NCRI’s Washington office, provided a devastating expose of the ongoing activities of the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), the Tehran-based element of the Iranian Ministry of Defense that has primary responsibility for the … Continue reading

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Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program: On Course, Underground, Uninspected

According to the NCRI’s new information, METFAZ has established a new location within one of these that is near the center of Parchin and referred to simply as the “Research Academy” in SPND internal communications. Continue reading

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Divided Turkey…Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss

The referendum has triggered yet more uneasiness in a country that has seemed recently to be on the verge of disintegration. The mass arrests that followed the July 15 failed coup attempt have paralyzed elements of the state administration and … Continue reading

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Divided Turkey…Erdogan Leads His Country into the Abyss

Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious from last Sunday’s referendum, but his slim margin of victory may actually have weakened his rule. Opposition to the Turkish president’s power grab is forming and the EU can do little other than stand aside and watch. Continue reading

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An Analysis of Cybercriminal Communications Strategies

Flashpoint analysts have observed that when criminals invite other community members to interact with them outside of the forum, they often leave their contact information at the end of the message (e.g. “ICQ: 9999999”) or express a preference for the … Continue reading

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An Analysis of Cybercriminal Communications Strategies

Based on Deep & Dark Web data collected between 2012 and 2016, the report analyzes the use of ten messaging services* among Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Persian/Farsi, and English-speaking cybercriminals. Continue reading

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BLAME IT ON “KURU”………….

The term kuru derives from the Fore word kuria or guria (“to shake”),[1] due to the body tremors that are a classic symptom of the disease and kúru itself means “trembling”. The term kuru derives from the Fore word kuria … Continue reading

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BLAME IT ON “KURU”………….

Kuru is a very rare, incurable neurodegenerative disorder which was prevalent among the Fore people of Papua New Guinea in the 1950s and 60s. Kuru is caused by the transmission of abnormally folded prion proteins, which leads to symptoms such as tremors, loss of coordination, and neurodegeneration. Continue reading

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INDIAN DEFENCE: Army to Get High-tech Robots to Fight the Threat of ‘Dirty Bomb’

“The ‘Robot Sentry’ for example, is a mobile robot targeted at patrolling and surveillance applications in urban campuses, while the ‘Snake Robot’, whose 14 active joints allow lateral undulation, side winding, and rolling gaits to help it navigate difficult passages … Continue reading

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INDIAN DEFENCE: Army to Get High-tech Robots to Fight the Threat of ‘Dirty Bomb’

The different robots the India Army has already built, for instance, can make for a good team if they are able to collaborate. Continue reading

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