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Iranian cyber warfare commander shot dead in suspected assassination - Telegraph

Iranian cyber warfare commander shot dead in suspected assassination  - Telegraph | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The head of Iran’s cyber warfare programme has been shot dead, triggering further accusations that outside powers are carrying out targeted assassinations of key figures in the country’s security apparatus.
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U.S. Strategic Interests in the Middle East and Implications for the Army

U.S. Strategic Interests in the Middle East and Implications for the Army | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
This perspective examines threats to U.S. interests in the Middle East and factors associated with success and failure in U.S. military interventions, and offers recommendations for the Army as it prepares for future involvement in the region.
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Israeli Military to Set Up Big Data Unit

Israeli Military to Set Up Big Data Unit | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The Israeli military already uses big data technology for operational purposes, and is now examining ways to expand the use of the technology
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The Dangerous Myths About Sufi Muslims

The Dangerous Myths About Sufi Muslims | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Detractors and admirers alike embrace the same misunderstandings.
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Will Egypt alter anti-terror strategy following unprecedented mosque attack?

Will Egypt alter anti-terror strategy following unprecedented mosque attack? | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The attack in Sinai brings to the surface a largely unreported war against terror that has gone on in the peninsula for years.
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Congress Asked for an Assessment of the War on Al-Qaeda. Here’s What We Told Them

Congress Asked for an Assessment of the War on Al-Qaeda. Here’s What We Told Them | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
In 2015, the U.S. Congress decided it was time to take a public accounting of the U.S. government’s war against al-Qaeda. In that year’s National Defense A
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Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role

Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal amid concern over army's role | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an accord on Thursday over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, both governments said, amid concern that Myanmar's powerful army could prove obstructive.
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Russia, India and other Asian countries targeted by Chinese Hackers

Russia, India and other Asian countries targeted by Chinese Hackers | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
According to the Kaspersky Lab's third quarter report, 10 out of the 24 targeted cyber attacks were organized by groups of Chinese speaking hackers.
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Opinion | We’re at cyberwar. And the enemy is us.

Opinion | We’re at cyberwar. And the enemy is us. | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
What are we to do when an adversary has figured out how to use our strengths against our national interest?
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Congress abandons constraints on Kurdish aid

Congress abandons constraints on Kurdish aid | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
US lawmakers wary of Iraqi Kurds’ independence push have shelved their concerns amid Baghdad’s Iran-backed push to reassert control.
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He was linked to attacks on U.S. troops. Now he's key Iraqi official.

He was linked to attacks on U.S. troops. Now he's key Iraqi official. | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Qasim al-Araji was trained by Iranian special forces as a guerrilla fighter to resist Saddam's regime. In 2007, he was held by U.S. for 23 months.
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Chasing Grandeur? What You Need to Know About the 2017 French Strategic Review

Chasing Grandeur? What You Need to Know About the 2017 French Strategic Review | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
France’s new Strategic Review has just been published. Yes, it is a Strategic Review and not a White Paper, and the change of name is more than just an exe
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America Has Become Dispensable in Iraq

America Has Become Dispensable in Iraq | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
The conflict in Kirkuk offers further evidence of Iran’s steady rise.
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US Secretary of Defense Mattis arrives in Cairo

US Secretary of Defense Mattis arrives in Cairo | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
In a move that could further irk the Americans, Russia approved a draft agreement with Egypt for Russian warplanes to use Egyptian military bases, according to a document released on Thursday — a deal that would allow Moscow to further increase its military footprint in the Mideast
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China to deploy troops to fight alongside Assad in Syria

China to deploy troops to fight alongside Assad in Syria | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
China is planning to send troops to Syria to aid President Bashar Al-Assad's forces, according to the New Khaleej. According to informed sources, the move comes as China becomes increasingl
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Russian President Signs 'Foreign Agents' Media Legislation

Russian President Signs 'Foreign Agents' Media Legislation | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation that empowers the government to designate media outlets receiving funding from abroad as "foreign agents" and impose sanctions against them.
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Foreign investors flee Turkey

Foreign investors flee Turkey | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Turkey’s domestic political tensions and mounting rows with Western allies have fueled the flight of foreign investors, exacerbating the country’s economic woes.
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Era of AI-Powered Cyberattacks Has Started

Era of AI-Powered Cyberattacks Has Started | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence, growing more potent and easier to use, threatens to compound the already considerable challenges companies face as they deal with cyberattacks, researchers warn. While rare, they say early signs of such advanced forms of attacks have already been detected.
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Russian Manipulation: the Catalonia Case

Russian Manipulation: the Catalonia Case | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it

The ‘combination’: an instrument in Russia’s information war in Catalonia

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'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia

'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
RIYADH: Saudi authorities said Monday they had detected an “advanced” cyber attack targeting the kingdom, in a fresh attempt by hackers to disrupt government computers.
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Theresa May accuses Russia of interfering in elections and fake news

Theresa May accuses Russia of interfering in elections and fake news | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
At lord mayor’s banquet, PM launches extraordinary attack, saying actions were ‘threatening the international order’
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The end of Syria’s war? ISIL’s defeat means Assad regime will eventually confront Kurds, experts say

The end of Syria’s war? ISIL’s defeat means Assad regime will eventually confront Kurds, experts say | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
What comes next might include cease-fire agreements, a push toward broader peace talks, or more conflict — or all three. Whatever it is, Assad will dictate the terms
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The struggle between regular armed forces and paramilitaries in Iraq, Iran and Syria

The struggle between regular armed forces and paramilitaries in Iraq, Iran and Syria | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
by Paul Iddon. Today, in a span of territory stretching from Iran’s frontiers with Afghanistan and Pakistan to Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast are states in which paramilitary forces have…
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‘I Want to Finish This’: US Special Ops Leaders Urge Washington to Stick by the Syrian Kurds

‘I Want to Finish This’: US Special Ops Leaders Urge Washington to Stick by the Syrian Kurds | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Commanders inside Syria say rebels are doing all they hoped for — and are the best shot to break the region\'s cycle of terrorism.
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What Do We Really Know About the Anbar Awakening?

What Do We Really Know About the Anbar Awakening? | Information wars, geopolitics | Scoop.it
Carter Malkasian, Illusions of Victory: The Anbar Awakening and the Rise of the Islamic State (Oxford University Press, 2017).   In September 2006, Ab
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