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Table of Contents

542/18 Newsletter: neue Funktion ür Benutzer/ new feature for users
543/18 Ukraine: the War on the Footstep of Europe
544/18 Prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russians for a massive operation aimed to influence
Presidential election
545/18 REVEALED: How British spy chief courted Gaddafi on secret visit to Libya
546/18 What Is the Internet Research Agency?
547/18 North orean APT Group tracked as APT37 broadens its horizons
548/18 'See the facts': top Democrat defends Russia memo as Trump fumes
549/18 The Global cost of cybercrime jumped up to $600 Billion
550/18 Former Austrian chancellor appears to have lobbied as part of Manafort scheme
Hot Spots/Wars
551/18 Warning lights flashing red
552/18 Is momentum building for talks between the United States and North Korea?
553/18 Diplomacy, sanctions, missile defense: Use this triad against North Korea
554/18 Syria’s War Is Fueling Three More Conflicts
555/18 Libya official: Foreign armed groups attack military area in Sabha
556/18 North Korea willing to start direct talks with US, says South Korea
557/18 Nuclear risk at its highest since Cuban missile crisis, says ex-energy secretary
558/18 Other News From Hot Spots
NSA Special/Edward Snowden Leaks
559/18 Feds' case against alleged NSA hoarder hits turbulence
560/18 Cyberkommando sucht nach "Plattformen" für Cyberangriffe
561/18 Media and terror in the age of social media
562/18 State Department designates Burkinabe jihadist group Ansaroul Islam
563/18 Egypt adds ex-presidential hopeful Abul Fotouh to terrorism list
564/18 Saudi Arabia, Turkey block US move to put Pakistan on terror watch list
565/18 Other Terrorism News
566/18 Trump administration: Troops can stay in Iraq, Syria indefinitely
567/18 Justice Launches Cyber Task Force
568/18 DHS to Scrutinize Government Supply Chain for Cyber Risks
569/18 Trump Has Not Asked Us To Stop Russian Election Meddling, Intelligence Chiefs Testify
570/18 White House Threatens ‘Consequences’ for 2017 Russian Cyber Attack
571/18 Mueller charges 13 Russians with interfering in US election to help Trump
572/18 Russische Twitter-Bots befeuern Streit um US-Waffenkontrolle
573/18 Other News From The United States
Former Soviet Union
574/18 Czech President wants Russian hacker Yevgeni Nikulin extradited to Russia instead of US
575/18 Russia-linked Sofacy APT group shift focus from NATO members to towards the Middle East
and Central Asia
576/18 Russia's cyber meddling 'sophisticated espionage,' says national security advisor
577/18 US joins UK in blaming Russia for NotPetya cyber-attack
578/18 Russian Intelligence Chief Visits Armenia
579/18 Russland angeblich hinter Cyberangriff auf Olympische Spiele
580/18 Other News From Russia
Crisis in Ukraine
581/18 Graham to Russia on Ukraine: 'You’re going to get what you deserve'
582/18 Turchynov: Yanukovych asked Putin to use troops in Ukraine before publication of letter at UN
583/18 Hungary summons Ukraine envoy over building attack
584/18 OSCE mission spotted tanks, howitzers in occupied Donbas - Ukrainian side of JCCC
585/18 Ukraine's Military Chief Warns Of 'Wide-Scale Aggression' By Russia
586/18 Can UN mission bring peace in Eastern Ukraine?
587/18 Ukraine’s Toughest Fight: The Challenge of Military Reform
588/18 How to Solve the Ukraine Crisis: Peacekeepers?
589/18 Other News From Ukraine
590/18 Tamping down the crisis in Turkey
591/18 Syrian Kurdish leader arrested in Prague after Turkish request
592/18 Turkey denies chemical weapons use, calling accusations 'black propaganda'
593/18 Turkey gives Hamas military assistance – Israeli intelligence
594/18 Other News From Turkey
595/18 Netanyahu ‘unqualified’ to take fateful decisions, says former intelligence chief
596/18 Israeli intelligence foils alleged assassination attempt against Lieberman
597/18 Israel foiled alleged plot to blow up plane from Sydney, Benjamin Netanyahu says
598/18 Other News From Israel
Near/Middle East
599/18 Middle East military force: Act now, beg forgiveness later?
600/18 Bahraini militant group adopts IRGC branding
601/18 Qatar calls for EU-style security pact for Middle East
602/18 Egypt security delegation arrives in Gaza via Israel
603/18 Sisi: Army is carrying out secret operations to protect Egypt
604/18 Sweden grants citizenship to Iran scientist accused of espionage
605/18 Iran has dismantled US-Israel spy network, reveals senior official
606/18 Other News From Neme
IS Battleground
607/18 Tuareg militias battle Islamic State-loyal militants in northern Mali
608/18 Analysis: ISIS hasn’t been defeated
609/18 Other News From The IS Battleground
Turmoil in Yemen
610/18 US report: UAE ‘colonising force’ in Yemen
611/18 Other News From Yemen
Civil War in Syria
612/18 Russian mercenary boss 'spoke to Kremlin' before attack on US allies in Syria
613/18 What does the US want in Syria?
614/18 Russian ambitions are turning Syria into a potential battle zone for Israel and Iran
616/18 Other News From Syria
617/18 ANALYSIS: Bashir turns to 'old guard' enforcer to quell rising threats in Sudan
618/18 Somalia: Child soldiers ‘abused’ by intelligence agencies
619/18 Algeria, Morocco reinforce security, military presence on borders
620/18 Algeria reinforces its surveillance over its borders with Morocco
621/18 UN identifies South Sudan military officers accused of war crimes
622/18 Foreign Office warns of Islamist threat in South Africa after British couple kidnapped
623/18 Other News From Africa
624/18 Bigger, Faster, Stronger: China’s Ever-Evolving Military Tech
625/18 China the 'most active' country conducting online espionage; says McAfee cyber-crime report
626/18 Other News From China
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
627/18 India’s relations with China: suppressed hostility, not open antagonism
628/18 Pakistani General talks tough on terrorism, but remains short on action
629/18 5 Afghan intelligence agency workers killed
630/18 Der Machtkampf in Pakistan geht in die nächste Runde
631/18 Other News From API
632/18 All You Need to Know About North Korea and its cyber army
633/18 Is Indonesia catching up in cyberspace?
634/18 Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war
635/18 30 indicted over spy agency-led illegal political interference
636/18 North Korea's Kim Yong Chol 'right person' for inter-Korean, denuclearisation talks - Yonhap citing spy agency
637/18 Philippines' Duterte suggests news site Rappler linked to U.S. spies
638/18 Other News From Asia-Pacific
Australia and New Zealand
639/18 The Australia–New Zealand defence partnership: a net assessment
640/18 The 20-year arc of Oz foreign policy
641/18 Security is not a dirty word
642/18 Laute Töne gegen die stille Invasion
643/18 Other News From ANZ
Europe (Geograph.)
644/18 EU policymakers support funds for cross-border defense industry cooperation
645/18 EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region
646/18 Slovakian journalist investigating claims of tax fraud linked to ruling party shot dead
647/18 Communist past returns to haunt embattled Czech PM
649/18 Manda: Intelligence Cttee to forward Tariceanu’s questions to the SRI
650/18 Sweden warns of 'foreign meddling' in election
651/18 Polish special services shut down 'Islamic State' website
652/18 Serbia Arrests Eight Foreigners On Suspicion Of Spying On Military Facilities
653/18 Ungarn: Orbans Feldzug gegen die Helfer
654/18 Other News From Europe
United Kingdom
655/18 MPs launch inquiry into digital currencies amid cybercrime fears
656/18 Jeremy Corbyn rejects spy 'smears' and takes on press critics
657/18 MPs’ ‘fake news’ inquiry barred from UK embassy
658/18 Theresa May wants new security treaty with EU next year
659/18 GCHQ backs Cambridge cyber security hackathon
660/18 Surveillance watchdog investigates security risks of GCHQ IT contractors
661/18 Former GCHQ boss is warning UK defence post-Brexit could decline
662/18 Other News From the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
663/18 PPS to appeal Gary Haggarty six-year sentence for 202 terror crimes including five murders
664/18 The rise in paramilitary "punishment shootings" in Northern Ireland
665/18 Full report into McAnespie shooting will not be released
666/18 Terror plot accused banned from dissident republican gatherings
667/18 Other News From Northern Ireland
668/18 Cyberattacken auf das Bundesheer werden immer ausgeklügelter
669/18 Wo in Österreich Poller vor Terror schützen sollen
670/18 FPÖ bekennt sich zu Bosnien-Herzegowina
671/18 Überwachungspaket: Die Regierungspläne im Detail
672/18 Scharfe Kritik am Überwachungspaket
673/18 Regierung will Polizeilücken auffüllen
674/18 Luftraumüberwachung wird neu berechnet
675/18 Other News From Austria
676/18 Germany’s armed forces are in bad shape, report finds
677/18 Ex-Neonazi Tino Brandt empört mit Aussage
678/18 Die AfD - ein Fall für den Verfassungsschutz?
679/18 Die AfD und der bayerische Verfassungsschutz
680/18 AfD-Mitarbeiter dementiert Geheimdienstmitarbeit
681/18 "Deutschland ist eine Spielwiese für ausländische Nachrichtendienste"
682/18 Rätselhaft redselig
683/18 Other News From Germany
684/18 Swiss secret service continues to expand
685/18 Bericht: Schweizer Spione bleiben unbehelligt
686/18 Die Schweizer Kriegsproduk-tion wächst
Central/ South America and Caribbean
687/18 Here’s What Invisible Brain Weapons Did to US Diplomatic Workers in Cuba
688/18 Brazilian army to take control of security in Rio as violence rises
689/18 «Die Leute kennen Kuba nur mit den Castros»
690/18 Other News From South America
691/18 Information about Jaspal Atwal was passed to Canada's spy agency earlier this month
692/18 ‘Total’ information warfare a threat to democracy: CSIS report
693/18 Other News From Canada
The Cyber Battlefield
694/18 Iran-linked group OilRig used a new Trojan called OopsIE in recent attacks
695/18 How to Inoculate the Public Against Fake News
697/18 North Korea is a bigger cyber-attack threat than Russia, says expert
698/18 Other News Concerning the Cyberbattlefield
Anti-Terror Law and Human Rights
699/18 TSA Wants Your Face To Be Your Passport — But There’s One Big Problem With That
700/18 France announces Prevent-like counter-radicalisation programme
701/18 Job advert offers glimpse into secretive work of Home Office 'propaganda' unit
702/18 Amber Rudd hints Isis 'Beatles' could be returned to UK
703/18 Other News Concerning Anti-Terror Legislation
Spycraft, Technology and Armament
704/18 First look: Saab unveils GlobalEye surveillance aircraft for the Middle East
705/18 AI warfare is coming, and some global leaders say NATO isn’t ready
706/18 New Report Notes Erosion of Pentagon’s Technological Advantage
707/18 Growth of AI could boost cybercrime and security threats, report warns
708/18 New Russian stealth fighter spotted in Syria
709/18 Spy Swaps Make a Comeback in “Intelligence Culture”
710/18 Other Spycraft News
Intelligence History
711/18 Corbyn, the spy and the cold war’s long shadow
712/18 No evidence Corbyn was a communist spy, say intelligence experts
713/18 CIA files show US spy agency took an interest in Jeremy Corbyn
714/18 The UK hid the story of a Soviet spy for 70 years because they felt silly for hiring him
715/18 Inside the CIA’s plot to kill Fidel Castro — with mafia help
716/18 Stasi archive says it has no file on UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
717/18 Aserbaidschan: KGB für Pogrom an Armeniern 1988 verantwortlich
718/18 Other Links Concerning Intelligence History
Hot Docs Online, Conferences & Literature
719/18 Here's what's in GOP's declassified memo on FBI Russian probe
720/18 Here's what's in Dems' declassified memo on FBI Russian probe
721/18 "Trügerische Sicherheit"
722/18 Vergeltung
723/18 Elevate Festival: Enthüllungen und elektronische Beats


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