January 28, 2013
At an army base outside Tel Aviv, soldiers sit in front of screens glued to scrolling colored computer code, keyboards at the ready to deflect attacks. They're Israel's cyber defense team in training, among the uniformed men and women learning how to stalk hackers and pounce on virtual enemies as the state shields everything from ministry websites to the systems running the Tel Aviv stock market...
Stars and Stripes
January 25, 2013
STUTTGART, Germany - During the early days of U.S. counterterrorism efforts in Africa, Rudolph Atallah made frequent trips to northern Mali, where he roved across the rugged Sahara with the locals known as the Tuareg...
The Guardian UK
January 18, 2013
The Soufan Group's Don Borelli, American security expert has said the terrorist attack in Algeria was a predictable reaction to French military intervention in Mali and foreign companies should have heightened their security.
December 19, 2012
The man who nearly stopped 9/11 tells FP why Kathryn Bigelow's movie about the hunt for Osama bin Laden gets it wrong.
December 12, 2012
I read The Black Banners, which was written by an FBI agent who did the investigation of the Cole bombing. You connect with the other actor. Make sure there's trust involved and he knows he can depend upon you and rely on you, which works for the scene as well. I want to let him know, "I'm here for you at the end of the day, unburden yourself."
November 27, 2012
Opinion polls have consistently shown all the mainstream political parties are out of step with public opinion on Europe. This is in part due to millions of Britons alive today who have never had a say on the European Question, either they weren't born in 1975, the time of the last EU referendum, or they were born, but not old enough to vote. These are the great disenfranchised, a lost generation of voters shut out of the European debate by successive governments - and voters who are increasingly demanding their voices be heard.
November 21, 2012
Mark Pritchard, TSG's International Adviser, met with former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, at her Central London home, and discussed a wide range of International topics.
November 14, 2012
Ali Soufan on Fox News "Happening Now," on what's going in Syria, and looking at the broader perspective: at the local, national, and global levels.
November 9, 2012
Beyond the reshuffling of President Obama's Cabinet, another key personnel decision is looming in the administration's second term. In the coming months, Obama will decide a successor to Robert Mueller, the longest-serving FBI director since J. Edgar Hoover. Mueller, the only top national security official remaining in government since the 9/11 attacks, is set to leave office in 2013, after Congress took the unprecedented action of extending his 10-year term. Obama requested the extension last year to preserve some continuity in the national security structure, at a time when he was naming new executives to lead the Pentagon and CIA.
October 24, 2012
Ali Soufan speaking at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in the SES course, "Beyond Al Qaeda: How to Understand and Counter Violent Extremism".