Tag Archives: Arab Spring

Report recommends DHS take ownership for countering violent extremism mission

    Intelligence Report  A changed terrorist threat landscape since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 means the Obama administration and Congress should implement a number of changes to U.S homeland security practices, including designating a single official within the … Continue reading

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WND EXCLUSIVE FEDS: FBI TAILED TOP TERROR RECRUITER TO PENTAGON

  More details emerge about one-time al-Qaida leader assassinated by U.S. drone strike The federal government has released documents that show Anwar al-Awlaki, the former Denver resident and onetime al-Qaida leader who was killed in 2011 in a U.S. missile … Continue reading

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Hundreds of American Troops and CIA Operatives Have Entered Syria I

ShiftPlan\Mac Slavo Intelligence Report While the media panicked over the halting of NASDAQ stock trading due to a reported bug in the system (more on that shortly), one critical development went under-reported. In fact, it wasn’t reported at all. If the … Continue reading

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How Drones Create More Terrorists

Militants take advantage of fearful communities to draw new recruits. Hassan Abbas Recently, strong evidence has begun to suggest that terrorists use drone strikes as a recruitment tool. Of course, the value of drones in the arena of intelligence-gathering and … Continue reading

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King Abdullah “Playing With Fire”

  Intelligence Report   Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi thugs today feel secure enough to impose their will on any Jordanian. The king is encouraging his rivals to pursue their efforts to destabilize the kingdom and create an Islamic state which … Continue reading

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Will Jordan Survive the Arab Spring?”

  Intelligence Report   It was only a matter of time before the Arab Spring would come to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Protests in Amman, among other Jordanian cities calling for political reform, which started in March 2011, have grown in size, as have … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch criticizes Qatar’s draft media law

  The draft media law which was approved by Qatar’s Shura council in June of this year has been criticised by Human Rights Watch (HRW) who said that provisions penalizing criticism of the local government and its relationship with other … Continue reading

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THE SAUDI-IRANIAN RIVALRY
AND THE FUTURE OF MIDDLE EAST SECURITY

  INTELLIGENCE STUDY The Middle East is undergoing an era of revolutionary change that is challenging the foreign policies of the United States and virtually all regional states. In this new environment, opportunities and challenges exist for a number of … Continue reading

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Ansar al-Sharia emerges in Morocco

  Intelligence Report Radical Islamists are shifting focus toward the Maghreb, but it remains to be seen whether their message will find receptive grounds in the region. A group calling itself the “Co-ordination of Ansar al-Sharia in Morocco” is using … Continue reading

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The Geopolitics of Youth Unemployment

  Intelligence Study Nearly three years removed from the onset of the Great Recession, we are now faced with a global economy that has uncoupled itself from the conventional laws of cyclical economics. This impressive feat was accomplished through a … Continue reading

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