Category: Intelligence

Iranian plan to reorganise Syrian Army

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

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

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…

The Highs and Lows of U.S. National Security in 2015: A Year-End Review

How “we suck at everything” became the mantra of D.C. By John R. Schindler • 12/28/15 2:36pm As we come to the end of the year, it’s time to revisit some of the highlights, as well as some of the lowlights, of our…

Erdoğan’s Turkey and Iranian Intelligence

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

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…

Moscow Appears to Be Playing a Most Dangerous Game With the Islamic State

Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 122 By: Paul Goble In the wake of terrorist attacks by the Islamic State (IS) across the Middle East and Europe, Russian diplomats and the Kremlin-controlled media have been working overtime to suggest that…

Iran’s Changing Regional Strategy and Its Implications for the Region

In a typical gesture of defiance, which has signified allegiance to Iran’s revolutionary credentials since the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979, General Abdullah Araqi, the lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), stated the following at…

Chinese University Denies Any Involvement in ‘Economic Espionage’

BEIJING (WSJ)—A Chinese state-run university named in a U.S. indictment as being linked to suspected economic espionage has denied being involved in inappropriate activity, calling the allegations an attempt by American authorities to politicize a technical dispute.

Report: Israel spied on nuclear talks with Iran

Israel spied on nuclear negotiations between six world powers and Iran, as well as on the U.S., in order to learn details that could help undermine the emerging deal in the eyes of Congress, the Wall Street Journal reports. The Israelis…