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Bin Laden was in Muslim Brotherhood, says al-Qaeda chief

Al-Qaeda’s late leader Osama bin Laden was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood before taking up arms against Soviets in Afghanistan, his successor Ayman al-Zawahiri said in a video message released Thursday, dpa reported. “Sheikh Osama bin Laden was in … Continue reading

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Washington puts its money on proxy war The US has been training, advising and conducting joint exercises all over the world with “proxy war on its mind”

Intelligence Report In the 1980s, the US government began funnelling aid to Mujahideen rebels in Afghanistan as part of an American proxy war against the Soviet Union. It was, in the minds of America’s Cold War leaders, a rare chance … Continue reading

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The Regime, the Opposition, and Challenges to Electoral Authoritarianism in Russia

  Intelligence Analysis Study   Abstract   The consequences of the 2011–2012 electoral cycle in Russia were a huge blow for the dominance of the ruling group (“the regime”) and contributed to the rise of its political rivals (“the opposition”). … Continue reading

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WHY IRAN COURTI…

      WHY IRAN COURTING TALIBAN   Intelligence Analysis Report\RC   Despite their sectarian divide and history, Tehran may be courting the Taliban to bolster its ability to retaliate from a possible strike on its nuclear program. Back in … Continue reading

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A Regional Arms…

  A Regional Arms Race Arms  Intelligence Analysis Report The continued military tensions between Georgia and its neighbors and the related arms build-up should also be considered in the context of the growing military ambitions of its neighbors. The southern … Continue reading

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