Category: Intelligence

DEATH DRONES: China building cruise missiles powered by killer artificial intelligence

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Terrifying new ‘fire and forget’ weapons will use robotic technology to steer themselves toward a target China is developing a new range of killer cruise missiles fitted with technology which will effectively turn them into killer robots. Dubbed “death drones”, the missiles…

DGSE operations in Libya

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The death of three DGSE officers in Libya on July 17 sheds light on the French external intelligence service’s activities in the country. At the forefront of missions in Cyrenaica, the DGSE does not work alone in Libya. It benefits from both…

“Poor luck” for Chinese diplomats in Paris

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The death of Wu Jianmin, China’s former ambassador to France, in a bizarre “road accident” in Wuhan on June 16 is the latest unfortunate event to befall Chinese diplomats stationed in Paris. Wu Jianmin was a bitter critic of the extreme…

After the abortive coup, the Turkish intelligence service MIT is in Erdogan’s sights

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Some 150 agents have been sacked from the the Milli Istihbarat Teskilati (MIT), Turkey’s intelligence service, in a post-abortive coup purge that could even see MIT chief Hakan Fidan’s head also roll. The service has been accused of failing to anticipate and prevent…

Iranian plan to reorganise Syrian Army

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Tehran has proposed a major plan to the Syrian government to reform its military along the lines of Iran’s. The high command of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, or Pasdaran, recently presented its proposals for a profound reorganisation of the Syrian Army to…

Tehran tightens grip on Iraq’s INIS

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The recent appointment of Moustafa al-Kazemi as the new head of the Iraqi intelligence service demonstrates the control Tehran now has over Baghdad’s security apparatus. Iran’s political and security apparatus has scored another victory in Iraq. Moustafa al-Kazemi, one of Tehran’s…

Kim Jung-un comes to Maduro’s aid

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Observers are wondering just how involved the North Korean Praetorian Guard that Pyongyang has sent to assist Venezuelan leader Micolas Maduro will become. Hugo Chavez’ successor has declared a state of emergency in the country while anti-government protests continue to mount. The man…

Erdoğan’s Turkey and Iranian Intelligence

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20committee: Western concerns have mounted in recent years as Turkey, once a NATO stalwart, has drifted into an increasingly Islamist orientation, in both foreign and domestic policy, under the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has been prime minister since…

Nuclear Agreement Overshadows Arab Unrest in Iranian Khuzestan

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The accord recently struck between Iran and the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany (P5+1) represents a watershed in Middle East diplomacy. The culmination of almost two years of negotiations, the deal outlines a plan to lift most…