Monday, October 14, 2019

weekly analytical digest "OSINT news" #15-19

weekly analytical  digest "OSINT news" #15-19, 7 October 2019 to                        11  October 2019

№ 15, 2019                                                              7 October 2019 to 11 October 2019


1.In the News — Highlights

What is happening in Russia?
1.1.Policy  and Economics
The level of pension increase in Russia for three years ahead is named
The pension Fund of Russia (PFR) expects an increase in the size of old-age insurance pensions in 2020 by a thousand rubles, up to 16.4 thousand.
more information (ru):

1.2. Fight against corruption
Chelyabinsk Governor abused with the road
The interior Ministry opened a criminal case against Boris Dubrovsky and wants to declare him wanted.
more information (ru):  

U.S. intelligence news
1.3. FBI news
As the FBI’s first African-American special agent in the Deep South, Leo James McClairen served with distinction and paved the way for future generations of minority investigators and professional staff.


1.4. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) news

October 2019

October 10, 2019 - World Factbook: The latest group of 10 new Travel Facts has been uploaded. The total number of countries and dependencies with Travel Facts now stands at 184.
October 8, 2019 - Artifact of the Week: Skyhook Extraction Mechanism Instructions


2.1.RUSI   news
11 October 2019

2.2.EUISS  news
       Strengthening the resilience of the Ethiopian state and preventing an escalation of political violence are two policy priorities in view of the 2020 elections. But how can conflict risks be mitigated?

2.3. Research briefings POST
Published Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8680
Donald Trump has declared the talks with the Taliban "dead". Where does that leave Afghanistan?

Published Tuesday, October 8, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8676
A number of initiatives to further the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy have been agreed, with the participation of the UK, since the Brexit referendum in 2016.

OSINT news

OSINT Summary: Synagogue attack in Germany’s Saxony-Anhalt aimed to show utility of improvised firearms

Two people were killed and two others were wounded after a gunman attacked and attempted to gain entry to a synagogue in Halle in Germany’s Saxony-Anhalt on 9 October during Yom Kippur. The attacker ...



NIRA news


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

What's causing the congressional 'Texodus'?

Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy  news

Mark P. Jones  

What's causing the congressional 'Texodus'?

October 03, 2019
Six Texas Republicans have announced they will not seek reelection in 2020. While some view a retirement as having a ...

weekly analytical digest "OSINT news" #14-19

weekly analytical  digest "OSINT news" #14-19, 30 September 2019 to  4  October 2019


№ 14, 2019                                                     30 September 2019 to 4 October 2019


1.In the News — Highlights


What is happening in Russia?

1.1.Policy  and Economics

The mistress of the Central Bank can not point to the exit

more information (ru):


1.2. Fight against corruption

The Kremlin reacted to the news about the bribery of the Colonel of FSB of Cherkalin

more information (ru):  


U.S. intelligence news

1.3. FBI news



1.4. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) news

October 3, 2019 - World Factbook: In the People and Society category, the "Major urban areas" and "Urbanization" entries were recently updated for all countries.

October 1, 2019 - CIA's Response to 9/11: A Panel Discussion at the 9/11 Museum

October 1, 2019 - A new CSI publication is available. "The Middle East Primed for New Thinking: Insights and Policy Options from the Ancient World." [PDF 2.53 MB]

October 1, 2019 - The latest edition of Studies in Intelligence is available.

October 1, 2019 - Artifact of the Week: Letter from President Truman to William Donovan


1.5.The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) news


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3 Oct, 2019


2 Oct, 2019


1 Oct, 2019




2.1. RIEAS  news

Interesting  analytical  review


2.2. ISW news

      ISIS has mounted low-level efforts to replenish its ranks from members held in detention facilities and displacement camps across Syria and Iraq since late 2018.


2.3. Research briefings POST

Published Friday, October 4, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN01803

This Library Paper summarises what the law says on the domestic use of CCTV.



Published Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8675

Burundi has been in renewed crisis since 2015, when President Jean-Pierre Nkurunziza controversially stood for a third term in office and was re-elected. National elections are due again in 2020.


Published Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8597

This Commons Library briefing paper looks at the Iran nuclear agreement (the JCPOA) and recent developments between the US and Iran, following the attack on tankers in the Gulf in June 2019.



OSINT news



       On 3 October 2019, Europol’s Executive Director, Catherine De Bolle launched   CONAN (Connecting Analysts), the new platform for intelligence analysis. The platform was launched in the margins of the European Police Chiefs Convention, the most significant law enforcement convention in the EU. Through the secure, web-based CONAN platform, criminal analysts from EU Member States, third partner countries and relevant partner agencies will be able to elaborate and share guidelines, methodologies, training materials, analytical tools and additional resources.

       CONAN will feature two sections on operational and strategic analysis where law enforcement experts from Member States and beyond can exchange their expertise, interact with each other and work towards improving intelligence analysis. A dedicated sub-platform will be devoted to facilitating knowledge-sharing solely among EU law enforcement professionals. In the near future, a sub-platform will also allow EU Member State law enforcement analysts to develop and co-create analytical tools.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Food Safety news

In Sri Lanka’s election, bumps ahead

A former president’s brother leads the pack, trailed by an assassinated president’s son.

weekly analytical digest "OSINT news" #13-19

weekly analytical  digest "OSINT news" #13-19, 23 September 2019 to                  27 September 2019

№ 13, 2019                                                     23 September 2019 to 27 September 2019

1.In the News — Highlights

What is happening in Russia?
1.1.         Policy and Economics
In the Crimea offered Zelensky alternative course in NATO
more information (ru):

1.2. Fight against corruption
Interior Ministry General accused of attempted major fraud
He became a defendant in the case of extortion of 100 million rubles from a businessman
more information (ru):  

U.S. intelligence news

1.3. House Intelligence Committee Releases Whistleblower Complaint

September 26, 2019 - Press Releases
Washington, DC – Today, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the declassified whistleblower complaint. The complaint can be viewed here, and the Intelligence Community Inspector General letter regarding the complaint can be viewed here. Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) made the following statement: “The Committee this morning will be releasing the declassified whistleblower com... Read more »

2.1.NIRA news
Analytical review-the actual health status of the Japanese population

2.2. RUSI news
Explores the importance of military video games at the present time

2.3. Research briefings POST
Published Thursday, September 26, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers SN03878
This Briefing Paper describes the police stop and search powers and outlines a recent history of their reform. It also discusses the available evidence on the effectiveness of stop and search.

Published Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8666
A collection of overarching climate change-related briefings and publications.

Published Monday, September 23, 2019 | Commons Briefing papers CBP-8149
In November 2017, 23 EU Member States submitted a Joint Notification to the EU Council of Ministers setting out their intention to utilise the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) mechanism to further European defence (CSDP).

2.4. The Interpreter Weekly Digest, published by the Lowy Institute.
GRANT WYETH   23/9/19
Canada has long looked across the Atlantic but the pull of the Pacific flank is growing stronger.

2.5. SWP news
Shifting Boundaries of the EU’s Foreign and Security Policy

A Challenge to the Rule of Law

Europe’s foreign and security policy needs to become more effective.
To this end, the executive autonomy of European governments should be maximised, and legal constraints from EU law minimised – this view is
only seemingly plausible. Only an EU foreign and security policy anchored
in the rule of law based on the EU treaties is realistic and sustainable.

2.6. Hudson Institute news
What's Next: Iran's Oil Field Attacks
The recent drone strikes on Saudi oil facilities have escalated tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and have fueled speculation of how the U.S. will respond to the flagrant attack on an important ally. In the coming days, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will sit down with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while Iranian President Hassan Rouhani plans to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York—leaving open a broad range of possible responses and repercussions.
For those wondering "what's next?" Hudson Institute's experts frame the challenges ahead for the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Iran.

2.7. ACIPSS-Newsletter - Today's intelligence news; tomorrow's intelligence history
Al-Qaeda is enduring security threat despite Hamza bin Laden’s death, experts warn

Documents show NSA over-collected phone data for a second time
Doubts at the NSA: Shelving a Mass Surveillance Program

2.8. The Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (JMSS) news
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Vol 19, No 4 (2019)
Table of Contents
Notes From the Field
Dr. Thomas Keenan
Contemporary Issues in Military and Strategic Studies
Seçkin Ünver, Tuncay Gürbüz
Ioannis Salavrakos
David Scott
Dr. Nicole Jackson
William Richardson
Book Reviews
Lionel Beehner

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