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Table of Contents

321/19 Misstrauen gegenüber Österreichs Geheimdiensten hat Tradition
Hot Spots/Wars
322/19 Delivering the message: India’s strategic signalling to Pakistan
323/19 Pakistan sends subtle messages to India, US with military parade
324/19 The Plan to Resurrect the North Korea Nuclear Talks
325/19 The US Escalates Even Further Against Iran—To What End?
326/19 Libya crisis: Egypt’s Sisi backs Haftar assault on Tripoli
327/19 Satellite images may show reprocessing activity at North Korea nuclear site
328/19 Other News From Hot Spots
329/19 Negotiating with terrorists: an opportunity in the Asia–Pacific
330/19Counterterrorism yearbook 2019: West Africa and the Sahel
331/19 Counterterrorism yearbook 2019: China
332/19 We must examine the mindsets of terrorists—and of those who follow them
333/19 Media are reluctant to label far-right attackers as terrorists, study says
334/19 Other Terrorism News
335/19 Ex-NSA contractor Harold Thomas Martin pleads guilty to federal charge of willful retention of national defense information
336/19 Experts found a critical vulnerability in the NSA Ghidra tool
337/19 CIA Considering Cloud Contract Worth ‘Tens of Billions’
338/19 NSA Gave Contractors $630M in Incentives. Its Watchdog Has Questions.
339/19 Mueller suspected Trump lawyer may have been acting as foreign agent
340/19 Mueller report did not find Trump campaign conspired with Russia, attorney general says
341/19 Julian Assange charged by US with computer hacking conspiracy
342/19 US Homeland Security Department accused of disbanding homegrown terrorism unit
343/19 US prosecutors to use secret surveillance evidence in Huawei lawsuit
344/19 House Intelligence panel requests Mueller briefing, counterintelligence materials
345/19 William Barr says 'spying did occur' on Trump campaign during Obama era
346/19 Other News From The United States
Former Soviet Union
347/19 Russia in Review: March 26 - April 4, 2019
348/19 Russia in Review: March 15 - 26, 2019
349/19 Russia passes bill to allow internet to be cut off from foreign servers
350/19 Russian teams bribed Madagascar presidential candidates, BBC claims
351/19 Russian diplomat involved in espionage leaves Sweden after ‘unusual’ delay
352/19 Geheimdienst: 20 Islamisten auf Krim festgenommen
353/19 Other News From Russia
Crisis in Ukraine
354/19 Cyber Espionage Campaign Against Ukrainian Government Continues
355/19 Wehrschütz klagte ukrainischen Geheimdienst wegen Einreiseverbot
356/19 Other News From Ukraine
357/19 U.S. consulate worker denies espionage charges at start of Turkish trial
358/19 Erdogan: Türkischer Geheimdienst prüft tödlichen Angriff in Utrecht
359/19 Die Türkei nimmt zwei angebliche Agenten aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten fest
360/19 Israeli Candidate for PM Benny Gantz hacked by Iranian cyberspies
361/19 Russia: Israeli spy's remains were not transferred to Israel
362/19 The Shin Bet's warning to Ayelet Shaked
363/19 Former Mossad chief urges probe of leak claiming Iran hacked Gantz’s phone
364/19 Lebanon arrests Canadian-Lebanese citizen accused of spying for Israel
365/19 Other News From Israel
Near/Middle East
366/19 Investigator said Saudis hacked into Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ phone
367/19 Egypt’s President Is Crushing Dissent — and Fueling ISIS
368/19 US urges Saudi prince to ditch aide linked to Khashoggi killing
369/19 Source code of Iranian cyber-espionage tools leaked on Telegram
371/19 Special Report: U.S. hackers helped UAE spy on Al Jazeera chairman, BBC host
372/19 Other News From Neme
IS Battleground
373/19 Islamic State claims several ISGS attacks across the Sahel
374/19 US-backed forces declare end to Islamic State’s physical caliphate
375/19 Analysis: Islamic State spokesman claims group remains a ‘reality’ despite losses
376/19 The ‘Caliphate’ Is Gone. Where’s the ‘Caliph’?
377/19 All ISIS Has Left Is Money. Lots of It.
378/19 Documents show ISIS plans sleeper cell attacks in Middle East, Europe
379/19 Other News From The IS Battleground
Turmoil in Yemen
380/19 Action needed to stop Australian defence exports being used in the war in Yemen
381/19 US targets AQAP 8 times in past 3 months
382/19 Yemen Cannot Afford to Wait
383/19 Yemen war: Congress votes to end US military assistance to Saudi Arabia
384/19 Other News From Yemen
Civil War in Syria
386/19 The ‘Day After’ In Syria Finally Came. But What Comes Next?
387/19 France reports major security operation in central Mali
388/19 US airstrike targets Shabaab in terror haven
389/19 Shabaab continues to target Mogadishu with car bombs
390/19 HRW: Atrocities committed by government, jihadists in Burkina Faso
391/19 What Will Climate Change Mean for Security in Africa?
392/19 In Somalia, US Air Strikes Rise and Transparency Declines
393/19 Sudan military leaders sack defence minister in purge of top officials
394/19 Sudan dares to dream: first Bashir fell, then the spy chief
395/19 Sudan and Algeria have ousted leaders, but revolutions rarely end happily
396/19 Other News From Africa
397/19 The Chinese military’s exploitation of Western tech firms
398/19 Global silence on China’s gulag
399/19 China Is Closing the Innovation Gap: Report
400/19 Huawei CEO offered Berlin no-spy deal to soften 5G concerns – Wirtschaftswoche
401/19 What Are China’s Cyber Capabilities and Intentions?
402/19 Other News From China
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
403/19 Afghanistan’s transformation into a narco-state
404/19 Taliban announces ‘Al-Fath Jihadi Operations’ for 2019
405/19 Taliban trashes Afghan peace council, urges boycott
406/19 Escalating the US Air War in Afghanistan Isn’t Working
407/19 CIA director visits Afghanistan to discuss wider US intelligence presence: report
408/19 'Went to Pak 17 times in last 18 years': Delhi man arrested for spying ISI
409/19 Geheimdienst hatte Hinweise auf möglichen Anschlag
410/19 Other News From API
411/19 Japanese jets intercept Chinese anti-submarine aircraft, says Tokyo
412/19 Singapore to introduce anti-fake news law, allowing removal of articles
413/19 South China Sea: Duterte warns Beijing of 'suicide missions' to protect disputed island
414/19 Secretive group seeking to oust Kim Jong-un claim North Korea embassy raid
415/19 New bill to give Thailand spy agency sweeping powers
417/19 Other News From Asia-Pacific
Australia and New Zealand
418/19 Non-technical measures can help reduce Australia’s vulnerability to foreign influence
419/19 The shape of far-right extremism in Australia
420/19 Dignity, inclusiveness and the power to change: the aftermath of the Christchurch attack
421/19 Australia’s future maritime surveillance capability: it’s not just about technology
422/19 SIS and GCSB chiefs brief MPs on potential for foreign interference in NZ politics
423/19 Australian intelligence agency declassifies information in cyber terror fight
424/19 Other News From ANZ
Europe (Geograph.)
425/19 Lithuania is first Baltic nation to sign US defense-cooperation pact
426/19 Deal with Serbia possible this year, says Kosovan president
427/19 Spanish court: FBI was offered stolen data by North Korean embassy intruder
428/19 French ex-spy suspected of Congo-Brazzaville plot shot dead in Alps
429/19 Spanish police ‘recover Julian Assange surveillance footage’
430/19 Italy rebukes France for blocking EU resolution calling for end to Libyan war
431/19 Bosnia accuses Croatian spy services of arming Islamists
432/19 Analysis: Who was behind the raid on the North Korean embassy in Madrid?
433/19 Huawei: No proof of spying in Belgium says Cyber-security Centre
434/19 Spain's election campaign to launch amid accusations of 'Watergate'-style  espionage
435/19 Christchurch-Anschlag: Ermittlungen auch im Baltikum
436/19 Ausspionieren: Kroatischer Geheimdienst verärgert Nachbarn
437/19 Other News From Europe
United Kingdom
438/19 Why is the UK jeopardising its Five Eyes partnership over 5G?
439/19 Far-right terrorism threat is growing, say MI5 and police chiefs
440/19 Hundreds of Scottish police on standby for Brexit fallout
441/19 Newspapers help to radicalise far right, says UK anti-terror chief
442/19 Julian Assange faces US extradition after arrest at Ecuadorian embassy
443/19 MI5 and the Met ramp up use of analytics to tackle terrorism
444/19 GCHQ discloses secret location of former London office
445/19 Other News From the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
446/19 Lyra McKee: New IRA says its activists killed journalist
447/19 Lyra McKee killing: 'New breed of terrorism' in Northern Ireland, says PSNI
448/19 UK, Dutch spy agencies curb intel flow to Austria over Russia ties: MP
449/19 Geheim-Prozess um Moschee, die geschändet wurde
450/19 SPÖ und JETZT kritisieren Kickl als "Sicherheitsrisiko"
451/19 Christchurch-Attentäter spendete an Identitäre: Regierung fordert Aufklärung
452/19 BVT-Ausschuss wird bis Ende Juni verlängert
453/19 Strache will zu Geheimdienst-Berichtspflicht keinen "Hüftschuss"
454/19 Ist Österreichs Geheimdienst noch vertrauenswürdig?
455/19 Die wichtigsten Antworten zum "Tag X"-Netzwerk und seinen Feindeslisten
456/19 Other News From Austria
457/19 German spies dismiss US warnings about Huawei threat to 5G network
458/19 Militärischer Abschirmdienst will Verdachtsfälle zentral melden
459/19 Befugnisse des BND sollen ausgeweitet werden
460/19 Innenministerium will Verfassungsschutz auf Whatsapp mitlesen lassen
461/19 Austausch zwischen Polizei und Verfassungsschutz zu Neonazis
462/19 Justizministerium gegen Seehofers Pläne zu Online-Durchsuchungen
463/19 Anklage gegen zwei mutmaßliche indische Agenten erhoben
464/19 Other News From Germany
465/19 Aufsichtsbehörde entdeckt eine Lücke: Was im ersten Bericht der Aufseher des Geheimdenstes steht
Central/ South America and Caribbean
466/19 The US Is Running Low on Options to Force Maduro Out
467/19 Swedish man jailed in Ecuador over alleged WikiLeaks involvement
468/19 Russia acknowledges presence of troops in Venezuela
469/19 Juan Guaidó's chief of staff arrested by Venezuelan agents
470/19 Russian military arrive in Venezuela to discuss 'training and strategy'
471/19 Julian Assange has 'repeatedly violated' asylum terms, Ecuador's president says
472/19 Assange tried to use embassy as 'centre for spying', says Ecuador's Moreno
473/19 Venezuelan ex-spy chief with ‘treasure trove of intel’ on Maduro arrested in Spain
474/19 Heavily armed gang attacks nuclear fuel convoy in Brazil
475/19 Other News From South America
476/19 Election meddling by foreign powers already underway, says Canadian spy agency
477/19 Man claims he fled to Canada because he's a South Korean spy who received a dangerous mission — to deface a statue
478/19 Canadian spies are increasingly looking at right-wing extremism, says CSIS director
479/19 Canadians, politicians targeted by foreign interference, electronic spy agency says
480/19 Canadian military needs more rules around spying operations: watchdog
481/19 Other News From Canada
The Cyber Battlefield
482/19 Experts observed the growth of hi-tech crime landscape in Asia in 2018
483/19 Major coordinated disinformation campaign hit the Lithuanian Defense
484/19 Russian APT groups target European governments ahead of May Elections
485/19 How military hacking can improve
486/19 NATO launches cyber-defense drill simulating elections under attack
487/19 Cyber Threats Are Emerging Faster Than DHS Can Identify and Confront Them
489/19 Other News Concerning the Cyberbattlefield
Spycraft, Technology and Armament
490/19 Will India’s anti-satellite weapon test spark an arms race in space?
491/19 Algorithms won’t stop the spread of live-streamed terror
492/19 Indian anti-satellite test shows importance of Space Force, Shanahan says
493/19 The Newest AI-Enabled Weapon: ‘Deep-Faking’ Photos of the Earth
494/19 UK, US and Russia among those opposing killer robot ban
495/19 LinkedIn is becoming China's go-to platform for recruiting foreign spies
496/19 Other Spycraft News
Intelligence History
497/19 Spymaster behind the capture of Adolf Eichmann dies aged 92
498/19 Lockerbie investigators ‘question former Stasi agents’
499/19 The forgotten female WWII-era spy who stayed silent under gruesome Nazi torture
500/19 Declassified documents show CIA knew Latin juntas killed dissidents abroad
501/19 European spies sought lessons from dictators’ brutal ‘Operation Condor’
502/19 Mit Brieftauben gegen die Wehrmacht
503/19 Als Präsident Sadat sein Todesurteil unterzeichnete
504/19 Other Links Concerning Intelligence History
Hot Docs Online, Conferences & Literature
505/19 Appeasing Hitler by Tim Bouverie review – the road to war
506/19 WWII spy biography, 'A Woman of No Importance,' exposes Virginia Hall, a woman on a mission

pdf ACIPSS Newsletter 03, 19
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