Begum Case Only Highlights the Dirty World of Western Intel Agencies and Their Dirty Job in Syria

Begum Case Only Highlights the Dirty World of Western Intel Agencies and Their Dirty Job in Syria

Betrayal is the core of the entire intelligence community and ironically, despite being obsessed with it, it is in fact their domain. Your heart is racing. Sweat is running down the back of your neck. You have been arrested for spying by a foreign government when all along all you thought you were doing was…

The Strategic Implications of the Suicide Attack Against the Russian Embassy in Kabul

The Strategic Implications of the Suicide Attack Against the Russian Embassy in Kabul

Under no circumstances will Moscow be scared away from playing a leading role in Afghanistan’s sustainable socio-economic reconstruction, which it regards as integral to improving its de facto Taliban partners’ anti-terrorist capabilities and thus ensuring the wider region’s lasting stability. A suicide bomber blew themselves up outside the Russian Embassy in Kabul on Monday, killing…

Mosul, Destroyed by War, Waits to be Rebuilt While the Hunt for Hidden ISIS Treasure Goes On

Mosul, Destroyed by War, Waits to be Rebuilt While the Hunt for Hidden ISIS Treasure Goes On

The search for hidden ISIS treasure buried in the ruins of Mosul, the city recaptured from the terror group after a devastating nine-month siege in 2017, is the latest obstacle delaying its reconstruction. Local people accuse the authorities of preventing them rebuilding their houses because officials suspect them of searching for cash or other valuables concealed by ISIS. “A month…

Enduring Terror Forever: From al-Qaeda to ISIS-K

Enduring Terror Forever: From al-Qaeda to ISIS-K

It was 20 years ago today. Asia Times published Get Osama! Now! Or Else… The rest is history. Retrospectively, this sounds like news from another galaxy. Before Planet 9/11. Before GWOT (Global War on Terror). Before the Forever Wars. Before the social network era. Before the Russia-China strategic partnership. Before the Dronification of State Violence….

What’s The SCO’s Game Plan For Afghanistan?

What’s The SCO’s Game Plan For Afghanistan?

The SCO would do well to coordinate its members’ efforts to contain Afghan-emanating regional terrorist threats such as ISIS-K, encourage a political compromise between Kabul and the Taliban, and devise a plan for developing the war-torn country’s connectivity potential so as to ensure its long-term stability. The future of Afghanistan is more uncertain than ever…

The Strategic Consequences of a Possible French Military Intervention in Mozambique

The Strategic Consequences of a Possible French Military Intervention in Mozambique

A publicly available expert-level newsletter on Mozambique news reports and clippings from the middle of May predicts that France might launch a limited military intervention in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province in order to protect the offshore energy deposits of its national champion Total, which necessitates an analysis of such a move’s strategic consequences if…