22 Dec 2003

Weekly Analysis and Research Report for December 22, 2003

EDITOR’S CHOICE Increased Threat – Increased Vigilance INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS (1) U.S. Warns of Possible Colombia Attacks (2) Rival Former Exile Groups Clash over Security in Iraq (3) New Warning About Threat of Terrorism Is Issued in Saudi Arabia (4) Foreign Minister Denies Country’s Links with International Terrorist Groups (5)

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15 Dec 2003

Weekly Analysis and Research Report for December 15, 2003

EDITOR’S CHOICE The Capture of Hussein INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS (1) Indonesia Braces for More Terror Attacks—Minister (2) Hamas Official Says Suicide Attacks to Resume (3) Bangladesh May Be Emerging Terrorist Nexus, Canadian Spy Agency Warns (4) Abu Sayyaf commander held (5) Six die in Moscow suicide blast (6) Colombia hostage releases

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31 Jan 2003

Olympic Games 2004 Security Planning

In expectance of December’s large scale CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) threat exercise, a workforce of around 41,000 persons (see graph below for statistical breakdown), received training in order to undertake the venture of security for the 2004 Olympic Games. The Greek Police (Ministry of Public Order) had the

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31 Jan 2003

Kalashnikovs into Plowshares: Counterterrorism Psychological Operations Strategies Against Hizballah

“Hezbollah may be the A-team of terrorists and maybe Al Qaeda is actually the B-team,” Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said recently. “They’re on the list and their time will come. There is no question about. They have a blood debt to us and we’re not going to forget

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08 Sep 2000

Shunning the Frumious Bandersnatch: Current Literature on Information Warfare and Deterence

Attempts to link information warfare and deterrence were inevitable. Emerging at the end of the Cold War, the concept of information warfare seemed to offer new relevancy for old doctrines, policies, or ideas. Many leaders and analysts, searching for new foreign policy priorities and grand strategies, have linked information

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08 Sep 2000

Restricting Information Warfare: Current Literature on Arms Control and Information Warfare

As the tools and techniques of information warfare continue to develop, policy will also progress to take the new capabilities and applications into account. Although the general subject of information warfare is not thoroughly understood—in part because modern information technology is still new and changing rapidly—many theorists and policy makers

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08 Feb 2000

Terrorism and Newly Independent States

Scanning the Spring 2000 news from Russia’s North Caucasus region might suggest that terrorism and insurgency there are on the run: Chechen resistance leader Shamil Basayev lost a leg to a mine while fleeing a Russian assault; Chechen ‘president’ Aslan Maskhadov and Chechen Mujahedin leader Ibn al-Khattab are at large;

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12 Feb 1999

Militias and Millenarians: a preliminary typology

“The Cold War is dead, long live the New World Disorder!” Whilst not exactly the official battle-cry for rogue-states or non-state actors, the sentiment behind this version of events is one that has become more and more a prevalent view amongst security analysts and threat assessors as they look at

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