Canadian firm caught New Zealand ISIS jihadist’s blunder on twitter

Jeff Weyers of iBRABO, a Canadian open source intelligence site, spoke to the Vancouver Observer about open source security intelligence, and about Canadian examples being referenced in ISIS propaganda. Jenny Uechi   Jan 3rd, 2015   An Ontario-based open source intelligence research group, iBRABO, exposed a New Zealand ISIS fighter who was unwittingly broadcasting his location in Syria on twitter. Mark…

(RAD) No. 156: Russian Local Elections

Download:  English (PDFAuthor(s): Aleksandr Kynev, J. Paul Goode Editor(s): Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder, Aglaya Snetkov Series: Russian Analytical Digest (RAD) Issue: 156 Publisher(s): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich; Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George…

Counterterrorism Conundrum

Rethinking Security Policy in Australia and Southeast Asia By Joseph Chinyong Liow  December 17, 2014 A hostage runs towards a police officer outside Lindt cafe where other were being held in central Sydney on December 15, 2014. (Jason Reed /Courtesy Reuters) Since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Australia has enacted some of the harshest…

The weekly briefing, 8 September 2014: Al-Shabaab leader killed in US drone strikes, ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels, Russian ships depart to reopen Arctic naval base, and more

Source: Intelligence unit Published: 8 September 2014 Filed: 8 September 2014   These briefings are produced by Bradburys Global Risk Partners in collaboration with Open Briefing. This week: Africa: Al-Shabaab leader killed in US drone strikes in Somalia.­ Americas: Government reshuffle in Venezuela indicates economic and political paralysis. Asia and Pacific: Japanese and Indian prime…

Drones, special forces and mercenaries: Remote-control warfare briefing #05

Author: Scott Hickie, Chris Abbott and Raphaël Zaffran Source: Intelligence unit Published: 27 August 2014 Filed: 27 August 2014 Remote-control warfare is an emerging strategy that allows for conflict to be actioned at a distance. It incorporates technologies and light-footprint deployments that enable policymakers and military planners to approve actions that would unlikely be considered…