Intelligence indicates that Al-Qa'ida (AQ) may be trying to establish itself in the North Sinai, a governorate of Egypt located in the northern portion of the Sinai Peninsula, from where it might seek to exploit the fragility of internal politics in Egypt and, in doing so, destabilize the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty...
Nation-building has become a major geopolitical undertaking, one vigorously pursued by Western governments and the United Nations as an instrument of statecraft. Specifically, nation-building refers to the employment of military forces as an integral component of a strategic-level effort to build economic capabilities, develop political institutions (primarily those that support the democratic process), and fostering a more peaceful climate that would make these other aims possible...
The love affair between Twitter and the U.S. government is in danger of crashing as spectacularly as a celebrity relationship: with tears, disavowals, a chorus of - "I told you so"s, and, of course, lawsuits. Like the Demi Moore - Ashton Kutcher (both popular Twitterati) breakup, the reason is alleged infidelity. In Twitter's case it's worse than a claimed hot tub fling, however. The online micro-blogging tool is accused of consorting with U.S. enemies: terrorist groups...
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 Soufan Group is pleased to announce that Martin Reardon has joined the strategic consultancy as a Vice-President. Mr. Reardon is a 21-year veteran of the FBI, and has extensive experience in the operational management and direction of complex counterterrorism and criminal investigations, both in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to joining the Soufan Group, Mr. Reardon served as Chief of the FBI's 24/7 Terrorist Screening Operations Center, where he oversaw the worldwide management of encounters with known and suspected terrorists...