When does security and safety planning begin for a Major Event? In many cases - especially those with a global interest such as the World Cup Soccer and Olympic Games - this vital step begins as early as bidding stages of these events.
The Russian civilian and military intelligence and security services are increasingly using cyber-attacks, HUMINT, and other intelligence collection operations to acquire economic, financial, and propriety data and technology to directly support Russia?s economic development and energy security.
The official results of the initial round of voting on November 28, 2 011, in Egypt show that the Muslim Brotherhood's (MB) Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) achieved strong results, as was expected, but what was definitely unexpected - and unwelcome to many - was the strong showing by the Islamist religious parties. This outcome was contrary to previous predictions which suggested that the anticipated huge turnout of Egyptians to cote would mean that the Islamists would face stiff competition from new "revolutionary" faces.
On Saturday 3 Dec 11, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad issued the following warning: "Due to severe threats of kidnapping operations and terrorist attacks throughout Iraq, including the International Zone (IZ), the U.S. Embassy has greatly enhanced the security posture for U.S. Government employees. This enhanced security posture includes severely restricted movement within the IZ ..." This threat has not been echoed by the British Embassy, which means that...
The volatile relationship between Pakistan, the U.S. and NATO took another serious blow this weekend when a NATO air strike hit a Pakistani army checkpoint, killing at least 24 Pakistani military personnel including at least one officer. Unsurprisingly, there is considerable anger in Pakistan at this attack. Anti-U.S. feeling among the general public in Pakistan is normally high, and such incidents serve...