While European economists and politicians have been concentrating on preventing financial meltdown across the Eurozone, military and political strategists in Tel Aviv and Washington have been calculating the impact of military action against Iran...
A new book co-authored by Jim McGee, Senior Program Manager for The Soufan Group. Security Management for Sports and Special Events: An Interagency Approach to Creating Safe Facilities presents a systematic approach to stadium and venue security. Unlike traditional risk management books that present guidelines to promote safety and discourage litigation...
The interview covered the recent Atmospheric report that examined the current local dispute over gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean off the island off Cyprus involving U.S. Noble Energy Inc., and how the complex Turkish, US, and Israeli national interests intersected - and then how the interplay of regional energy politics impacts on the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq as it seeks ways to maintain regional influence through an intelligence and military presence in Turkey and Kuwait.
Soufan was an FBI special agent for eight years, a rare native Arabic speaker in a professional FBI culture that was shaped by former Marines, often Irish Catholic and working class, and which had traditionally viewed counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism work as second tier specializations...
Police aren't yet advising people to stay away from symbols of power and corporations this Saturday, but perhaps they should. If the more extremist and anarchist elements behind the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and their copycat groups around the globe, are secretly planning to cause trouble - it's likely that November 5 will be the day...