The Asia-Pacific’s Rising Terrorist Threat

The foiled terrorist strikes this year are an ugly omen of more to come. By Luke Hunt May 08, 2015   This year was promising to be a particularly brutal one. Islamic militants have increasingly taken their terror campaigns to the streets of major Western cities – Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Charlie Hebdo in Paris,…

Russia and the SCO Military Exercises

Russia may be putting aside its reluctance to accept the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s growing clout in Central Asia. By Joshua Kucera August 28, 2014 The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is holding its biggest joint military exercises ever, as Russia seeks to strengthen ties with China in the wake of its collapsing relations with Europe and the…

SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW Weekly Assessments & Briefings Volume 12, No. 50, June 16, 2014

Data and assessments from SAIR can be freely published in any form with credit to the South Asia Intelligence Review of the South Asia Terrorism Portal ASSESSMENT INDIA-PAKISTAN: Malignant Spectre – Anurag Tripathi INDIA-PAKISTAN: Waziristan: Terror Destination – Sanchita Bhattacharya INDIA PAKISTAN Malignant Spectre Anurag Tripathi Research Associate,Institute for Conflict Management On June 8, 2014,…

Cyber maturity in the Asia-Pacific Region 2014

  Monday, 14 April 2014  By: Tobias Feakin, Jess Woodall and Klée Aiken     To make considered, evidence-based cyber policy judgements in the Asia-Pacific there’s a need for better tools to assess the existing ‘cyber maturity’ of nations in the region. Over the past twelve months the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s International Cyber Policy…

Taiwan holds biggest Spratly islands drill in 15 years

Military Capabilities Gavin Phipps, Taipei and James Hardy, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly 29 April 2014 A comparison of satellite imagery of Taiping Island dated 10 March and 18 April 2014 shows construction on a breakwater on the island’s southwest coast. (© CNES 2014, Distribution Astrium Services / Spot Image S.A. / IHS) The…

Open Briefing:The weekly briefing, 24 March 2014

Source: Intelligence unit Published: 24 March 2014 Filed: 24 March 2014 Africa: Attack on Tripoli International Airport following government’s announcement of mobilisation of security forces to step up fight against terrorism. Americas: Removal of Bogota’s mayor threatens Colombia’s peace process. Asia and Pacific: Three separate bomb and grenade attacks in Thailand believed to be politically…