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Intelligence Media Service, Monitors and Analyzes Extremists’ activities, including and not limited to: The Muslim Brotherhood, Kurdish Terrorism, Syrian Politics, Jabhet Al-Nusra, Hezbollah, Cyber Crime, and Taliban activities in Syria. Well known for her deep knowledge on Terrorism. Open Source Exploitation expert in the discovery, collection, and assessment of foreign-based publicly available information, also known as Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), HIMNT

Armored Upgrades And Modifications: The Evolution Of Syrian Army Tanks

Here’s a video documenting the evolution of Syrian Army tanks during the several-year civil war, which include both improvised “DIY” type modifications as well as technological upgrades organically-developed and received from allies.  Susceptibility to rocket propelled grenades and recoilless rifle … Continue reading

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ترمپ، مشتاق مذاکره با ایران Trump, eager to negotiate with Iran

The Green Movement, the reform movement, and even the supporters of Iran’s current president, Hassan Rouhani, do not want a gun battle for the fall of government in the theory. Reform Movement Leader Seyed Mohammad Khatami believes that democratic capacities are in the constitution and the current Iranian system, and should activate it and lead to more democracy. They are in favor of gradual democratization of Iran. Continue reading

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Russia’s Military Scientists and Future Warfare

TsVSI plays a role in the formulation of military doctrine and produces classified papers on strategy, force development and future warfare, among other issues (Voyenno Promyshlennyy Kuryer, May 28). Continue reading

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Moderating Saudi Islam: Government Proposes Tightening Fundraising Rules

A litmus test of the impact of the law, once adopted, will be how Saudi Arabia deals with people like Pakistani cleric Maulana Ali Muhammad Abu Turab. Mr. Abu Turab was identified last May as a specially designated terrorist by … Continue reading

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Moderating Saudi Islam: Government Proposes Tightening Fundraising Rules

Tighter rules will make it more difficult for the government to put a distance between itself and militant fundraising. Continue reading

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Germany Demands An End To Working Cryptography

Aaron Swartz’s words: “It’s not OK not to understand the internet anymore.” That goes double for cryptography: any politician caught spouting off about back doors is unfit for office anywhere but Hogwarts, which is also the only educational institution whose … Continue reading

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Germany Demands An End To Working Cryptography

If your Whatsapp or Google Hangouts has a deliberately introduced flaw in it, then foreign spies, criminals, crooked police (like those who fed sensitive information to the tabloids who were implicated in the hacking scandal — and like the high-level police who secretly worked for organised crime for years), and criminals will be able to use it to intercept all of our communications. That includes things like the pictures of your kids in your bath that you send to your parents to the trade secrets you send to your co-workers. Continue reading

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What to Do with Islamic State Returnees?

Berlin seems to have realized that it can no longer ignore the problem. Germany needs to come up with a clear position and a plan about what to do with the IS returnees.

German investigators get their information from allies, from the testimony of reformed terrorists, from wiretapped phone calls or photos on the internet — and through interrogations conducted by the BND, Germany’s foreign intelligence service, which has interviewed many prisoners in northern Syria. Continue reading

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Iran Builds A New Tanker At Sadra

Between November 2018 and January 2019, new sections of the vessel’s keel were laid in the drydock. These sections were originally part of Venezuela’s second ship and they’ve been sitting next to the dock since 2012. In 2016, President Rouhani’s government placed a 10-tanker order for the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line with South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy, sparking tensions with Iran’s IRGC-associated Khatam Al-Anbia Construction HQ. General Ebadollah Abdollahi, former commander of the group, publicly described the order as “treason”. Continue reading

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The Spy Who Overthrew Macedonia’s Government

For long-serving spy Gjorgi Lazarevski, a 2010 raid on one of Macedonia’s few remaining independent TV stations was the last straw. Continue reading

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