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Table of Contents

1622/18 Konferenzposter - New Perspectives on the Role of Intelligence in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
1623/18 8.-10.6. Konferenz: New Perspectives on the Role of Intelligence in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
1624/18 Austria's tilt toward Russia worries intelligence experts
1625/18 Ecuador's former president defends spy operation to protect Julian Assange
1626/18 MH17 downed by Russian military missile system, say investigators
1627/18 Gina Haspel confirmed as CIA director after key Democrats vote in favor
1628/18 “Spygate,” the false allegation that the FBI had a spy in the Trump campaign, explained
1629/18 MI6 launches drive to recruit more women and ethnic minorities
1630/18 France arrests two intelligence officers on charges of spying for China
1631/18 Der Nachrichtendienst wird reformiert
1632/18 Bamf-Mitarbeiter schützten offenbar syrischen Geheimdienstler
Hot Spots/Wars
1633/18 North Korea and ‘the Libyan model’
1634/18 The Campaign to Denuclearize North Korea Crashes Back to Earth
1635/18 Egypt intensifies Sinai home demolitions in bid to fight IS, says rights group
1636/18 Emmanuel Macron plans crunch summit to push for Libyan elections
1637/18 Other News From Hot Spots
NSA Special/Edward Snowden Leaks
1638/18 Cyber Command reaches critical staffing milestone
1639/18 Fünf Jahre später ist die NSA-Affäre vom Tisch
1640/18 Other NSA News
1641/18 Glocalism comes of age in the Indo-Pacific
1642/18 Indonesia’s most dangerous terrorist group—the rise of JAD
1643/18 State adds Islamic State in the Greater Sahara to terrorist list
1644/18 Other Terrorism News
1645/18 Lawyer: Ex-CIA employee in cyber leak probe ‘deeply saddened’
1646/18 US Military reviews possible civilian casualties in Yemen, Somalia
1647/18 Pentagon Bans Personal Devices from Classified Areas
1648/18 Spies Are Going After US Supply Chains, Intel Agencies Say
1649/18 Homeland Security Unveils New Cyber Strategy
1650/18 DoJ agrees to expand election inquiry after Trump meeting, White House says
1651/18 Trump claims FBI planted agent in his 2016 campaign 'for political purposes'
1652/18 Homeland security chief: I haven't seen intel that showed Russia favored Trum
1653/18 The FBI has obtained wiretaps of a Putin ally tied to the NRA who met with Trump Jr. during the campaign
1654/18 The ‘golden age of electronic surveillance’ is ending, says former NSA and CIA chief Michael Hayden
1655/18 Other News From The United States
Former Soviet Union
1656/18 Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes during 2008 conflict
1657/18 Russian broadcaster RT faces three new Ofcom investigations
1658/18 Baltic Governments Respond to Growing Russian Spy Threat
1659/18 Russian spy was part of delegation that met Norwegian authorities: report
1660/18 Other News From Russia
Crisis in Ukraine
1661/18 Ukraine reveals it staged 'murder' of Russian journalist
1662/18 Huge Russia-Linked botnet VPNFilter ready to launch a massive attack on Ukraine
1663/18 What would a cyberattack in Ukraine mean for the U.S. government?
1664/18 FBI seeks to thwart cyber-attack on Ukraine
1665/18 Russische Medien in Ukraine von Geheimdienst durchsucht
1666/18 Ukraine verbietet russische Nachrichtenagentur RIA Nowosti
1667/18 Other News From Ukraine
1668/18 Turkey’s pipedreams and NATO’s nightmares
1669/18 Turkish deputy PM says CIA, FBI, and Islamist group in plot over banker’s sentence
1670/18 Minister dismisses CHP’s allegations over ‘spying software’
1671/18 Spy agencies warn Turkish president of assassination attempt during Bosnia visit
1672/18 Türkische Agenten entführen Erdogan-Gegner
1673/18 Erdogans Balkan-Plan
1674/18 Other News From Turkey
1675/18 Israel cabinet cancels law giving PM authority to declare war
1676/18 Israel likely knew of Black Cube’s efforts to discredit Iran deal – report
1677/18 Former Shin Bet Chief: Hamas Doesn't Want a Conflict, It Wants a State
1679/18 Other News From Israel
Near/Middle East
1680/18 Pompeo Declares Economic War on Iran
1682/18 $2.4m military aid from Italy to Lebanon
1683/18 Saudi Arabia expands crackdown on women’s rights activists
1684/18 Iran sets end of May deadline to see EU measures to save nuclear deal
1685/18 Mike Pompeo claims Iran carrying out 'assassination operations' in Europe
1686/18 Donald Trump Jr met Gulf states emissary offering election help – report
1687/18 Other News From Neme
IS Battleground
1688/18 Victory against Islamic State is years away, warns MI5 boss Andrew Parker
1689/18 Other News From The IS Battleground
Turmoil in Yemen
1690/18 CENTCOM releases some Yemen strike information, but gaps remain
1691/18 UAE minister: We will stay in Yemen even after political solution
1692/18 Other News From Yemen
Civil War in Syria
1693/18 Arab Women in Syria, Inspired by Kurdish Sisters, Join the Fight — and the Movement
1694/18 Hezbollah withdraws from south Syria
1695/18 YPG imposes conscription, disbands popular strike in Syria territories
1696/18 US withdrawing assistance from northwest Syria: Reports
1697/18 Other News From Syria
1698/18 Somali intelligence agency arrests two Islamic State members in Mogadishu
1699/18 Russia Is Back In Africa — and Making Some Very Odd Deals
1700/18 Controversial hidden camera programme reveals Tunisian links with Israel
1701/18 Foreign mercenaries in new scramble for Africa and the Sahel
1702/18 US forces accused of complicity in Somalia raid that left five civilians dead
1703/18 Algerian blogger accused of espionage sentenced to ten years in prison
1704/18 Libyan factions agree to hold elections on 10 December
1705/18 Other News From Africa
1706/18 China’s strategic strait in the South China Sea (part 1)
1707/18 Show of force? China lands bombers on South China Sea airfield
1708/18 Jerry Chun Shing Lee spy trial: ex-CIA officer pleads not guilty, will wait a year before trial in US
1709/18 Is China Really Targeting US Diplomats With a 'Sonic Attack'?
1710/18 South China Sea: US will keep confronting Beijing – Mattis
1711/18 Other News From China
Afghanistan, Pakistan and India
1712/18 Lasers are helping the Afghan Air Force strike the Taliban
1713/18 New reports from Afghanistan give false hopes for peace
1714/18 Afghan military identifies 7 provincial capitals ‘under pressure’
1715/18 Taliban’s 2018 offensive encompasses all regions of Afghanistan
1716/18 Pentagon spokesperson doubles down on ‘desperate’ Taliban comment
1717/18 Bangladesh's Philippines-style drugs war creating 'atmosphere of terror'
1718/18 Delhi court convicts diplomat for espionage
1719/18 Pakistan orders probe of ex-spymaster over 'Spy Chronicles' book
1720/18 Other News From API
1721/18 Former South Korean National-Security Adviser: The US May Have to Withdraw Some Troops
1722/18 North Korea 'destroys' nuclear test site as world's media watches
1723/18 Ex-Spy Chief Sentenced to Prison over NIS Public Opinion Rigging
1724/18 Unification Minister: NIS Not Behind Defection of N. Korean Restaurant Workers
1726/18 Other News From Asia-Pacific
Australia and New Zealand
1727/18 Breaking the Australia–China media feedback loop
1728/18 ANAO report misses the target
1729/18 Former CIA analyst says New Zealand should be kicked out of Five Eyes alliance
1730/18 Turnbull consulted Australian intelligence agencies over Hastie's donor bribery claim
1731/18 ASIO chief Duncan Lewis sounds fresh alarm over foreign interference threat
1732/18 Other News From ANZ
Europe (Geograph.)
1733/18 Dutch Government plans to phase out the use of Kaspersky solutions
1734/18 Unresolved Brexit negotiations threaten continentwide security, EU lawmaker warns
1735/18 Sweden releases to-do list for war
1736/18 Strasbourg court to issue ruling on suspected CIA prison in Lithuania this week
1737/18 Russia is no threat for the intelligence service
1738/18 FBI may go ahead and testify in Caruana Galizia case, court decides
1739/18 Interior Minister seeks sacking of intelligence service chief
1740/18 Danish national intelligence agency struggling to find recruits
1741/18 Aktivisten klagen gegen niederländisches Geheimdienstgesetz
1742/18 Geheimdienste werfen Russland Unterstützung von Separatisten vor
1743/18 Eine Kugel als Warnung
1744/18 Deutsche Abgeordnete misstrauen der künftigen Regierung in Rom
1745/18 Other News From Europe
United Kingdom
1746/18 Files on Tamil Tigers and MI5 in Sri Lanka erased at Foreign Office
1747/18 Russian 'dirty money' is damaging UK security, MPs say
1748/18 Other News From the United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
1749/18 New dissidents hoping to exploit Brexit
1750/18 'IRA sympathiser' in court charged with possessing terrorist documents
1751/18 Gun licence refused to ex-IRA man with ‘murderous’ past
1752/18 Five men to stand trial over bar attack on loyalist Darren Moore
1753/18 Six in court charged over Colin Horner murder
1754/18 Other News From Northern Ireland
1755/18 BVT: Einer der Hauptvorwürfe löst sich in Luft auf
1756/18 Gridlings Suspendierung gerichtlich aufgehoben
1757/18 FALTER veröffentlicht alarmierende Mails aus dem BVT
1758/18 Akte BVT: Die mysteriöse Entführung des Alexander H.
1759/18 SPÖ: Ministerien "verzögern und schwärzen Akten" für U-Ausschuss
1760/18 BVT-Spionageabwehrchef entlassen
1761/18 Anzeige gegen Kickls Generalsekretär in Causa BVT
1762/18Regierung weitet Terrorismusbegriff auf Freiheitskämpfer aus
1763/18 Cops gegen Cops
1764/18 BVT: Kickls Versuch der Harmonie
1765/18 Other News From Austria
1766/18 BND beschaffte Nowitschok aus russischem Labor
1767/18 Bitte nicht Durchleuchten: BND stoppt illegale Speicherung von Metadaten in Datei „VerAS“
1768/18 Medienbericht zu Amri - Verfassungsschutz hatte wohl V-Mann
1769/18 Wie ein neues Gesetz das BKA mächtiger macht
1770/18 Klandestin - Die Polizei arbeitet zunehmend wie ein Geheimdienst.
1771/18 Staatstrojaner nur für Polizei
1772/18 Betreiber des weltgrößten Internetknotens wirft BND Rechtsbruch vor
1773/18 Other News From Germany
1774/18 Swiss intelligence service to be led by senior military
1775/18 BLICK gewinnt vor Bundesverwaltungsgericht
1776/18 Other News From Switzerland
Central/ South America and Caribbean
1777/18 Venezuelan president expels top US diplomat
1778/18 Brazil charges 11 people with attempting to establish Isis cell
1779/18 Cuba regrets CIA Bay of Pigs veteran died without trial
1780/18 Brazil faces calls for return to military dictatorship amid truckers' strike
1781/18 Other News From South America
1782/18 Key white supremacist found living in Montreal exposes reach of hate groups
1783/18 Group affected by CIA brainwashing experiments wants public apology, compensation from government
1784/18 Other News From Canada
The Cyber Battlefield
1785/18 North Korea-linked Sun Team APT group targets deflectors with Android Malware
1786/18 Election hacking puts focus on paperless voting machines
1787/18 European spy chiefs warn of hybrid threats from Russia, ISIS
1788/18 FBI warns Russians hacked hundreds of thousands of routers
1789/18 Cyber-warfare: retaliation would be lawful, says UK
1790/18 Other News Concerning the Cyberbattlefield
Anti-Terror Law and Human Rights
1791/18 Fighting terrorism and storing intel in the age of big data
1792/18 Tunisian government to review anti-terrorism law, says minister
1793/18 Other News Concerning Anti-Terror Legislation
Spycraft, Technology and Armament
1794/18 Think tank and intelligence agency partner for public reports on North Korea
1795/18 Is Telegram Secure? French Terror Arrest Raises New Questions About Messaging App
1796/18 'Recipe for authoritarianism': Amazon under fire for selling face-recognition software to police
1798/18 The CIA made a Magic: The Gathering-style card game for training agents, and we played it
1799/18 So schürt man Panik
1800/18 Other Spycraft News
Intelligence History
1801/18 When the CIA infiltrated a presidential campaign
1802/18 Ex-Mossad chief's 'off the cuff remark' prompted CIA to send emergency team to Pakistan
1803/18 How Russian double agents rose to the top of MI6 and CIA
1804/18 Was killer of Sweden's leader under investigators' noses all this time?
1805/18 These 11 declassified maps show how the CIA saw the world at the height of the Cold War
1806/18 Wie der Verfassungsschutz beim Maoismus-Export in die BRD half
1807/18 Other Links Concerning Intelligence History
Hot Docs Online, Conferences & Literature
1808/18 Who betrayed Anne Frank? Book claims to shed new light on mystery
1809/18 A Former Spy Inside Al Qaeda Speaks



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